May 05, 2022
It sounds impossible but it isn’t…thanks to a pioneering fibre manufacturing process that’s enabled our expert seamstresses in our Devon workshops to create a natural, 100% sustainable product that’s made from trees.
Right from the beginning, we have always focussed on the production of natural products, in fact ever since our founders, Dick and Pauline Beijen, left their busy international careers for a smallholding on Dartmoor. They started with bee keeping, soap making and other crafts, before expanding into making wool-based products, including wool duvets, using responsibly sourced wool from their own flock of sheep. Following a programme in 2009 for Channel 4, hosted by Monty Don, Dick and Pauline founded our sister company, Devon Duvets and started commercial production of wool duvets, selling through a major retailer as well as direct, through their own website.
When Dick and Pauline discovered a revolutionary material that is made using plant fibres, it was an obvious next step for them to develop a new duvet option for customers who, for specific reasons or personal values or health, would like an alternative option.
The material consists of a raw fibre containing TENCEL™Lyocell, a natural fibre created using a pioneering, ECO award-winning manufacturing process by the Austrian company Lenzing. The fibres are derived from certified and controlled sustainable wood sources, through a process proven to have a low ecological impact as well as being fully traceable and genuinely ethical.
These 100% plant-based fibres are supplied to us where they are used to create a soft and silky filling, that is needled to our exacting specification to create ‘loft’, and then encased in a high quality 260 thread count 100% cotton casing.
The result? Our Botanic range. Beautifully soft and comfortable, every Botanic THREE Duvets section is individually handcrafted b