There are many types of duvets: 100% synthetic duvets whose cover and padding are made of plastic. Duvets in natural and synthetic materials and 100% natural duvets.
These duvets usually have a cotton cover and a goose or duck feather filling. There are also duvets filled with wool. Wool duvets provide warmth and lightness while letting your skin breathe . By adjusting the thickness of your wool duvet to your liking, you will find the ideal duvet for you, summer and winter alike.
How to choose your wool duvet?
The duvet is an essential element for your night, a bad duvet is often synonymous with a bad night. It is therefore essential to choose it well, moreover, so that the purchase of a duvet can be considered as an investment that one wishes to keep for a long time. It is important not to be mistaken. First of all, what size should I choose? When choosing a duvet, keep in mind that it should be slightly larger than the bed, that it should stick out a bit to keep the warmth as close to you as possible, and that your feet should not stick out.
For beds 80-90 cm wide, you must bring a 140x200 cm duvet. For beds 120 to 140 cm wide, a duvet of 200x200cm or 240x220cm is ideal. Finally, for the so-called ''Queen'' and ''King'' beds (width 160 and 180cm) a 260x240cm duvet is perfect.
The second thing to consider is the heat index . If you want a light wool duvet for the summer, the corresponding heat index is the ''light'' index. For a wool duvet for mid-season, turn to the "moderate" index. Finally, for a woolen winter duvet, there is a ''warm'' and ''very warm'' index, depending on your sensitivity to the cold.
What is a wool duvet and why should I buy one?
As the name suggests, a wool duvet is a duvet with a wool filling. Wool duvets are warm, breathable but also light , which reduces the feeling of suffocation that can occur with large winter duvets.
Wool is a natural material . Certain animals such as sheep, goats or alpacas are covered with it, allowing these animals to naturally resist the cold. Wool is used in the manufacture of clothing, duvets or accessories for the winter, thanks in particular to the warmth and comfort that this material offers.
In addition to warmth, wool has many other advantages such as very good insulation to keep the heat close to you, great comfort, a high absorption capacity, but also greater durability than synthetic materials. In contrast, wool duvets require more attention and maintenance than duvets made of synthetic materials. It is recommended to regularly ventilate your bed and bedroom to allow the fibers to breathe and to remove odors and the moisture retained by the wool.
A woolen duveta therefore brings you all the benefits of wool to better sublimate your nights. Wool duvets are therefore very warm, but there are intermediate or 4-season wool duvets for the whole year. The absorbency of wool ensures that your duvet removes my perspiration and moisture and eliminates bad odors thanks to its antistatic properties . In addition to comfort and longevity, the wool duvet reduces the risk of allergies in contrast to the down duvet. The woolen duvet protects your health and your night's sleep .
Sheep wool duvets
Sheep wool duvets are the most common wool duvets. They have all the advantages of the aforementioned wool duvets and are often the cheapest of the wool duvets.
Sheep wool is the most widely produced wool in Europe, a lot of clothing is made from this wool, especially sweaters, hats, gloves or scarves, but also duvets. There are different types of sheep's wool: classic sheep's wool, merino wool, lamb's wool or even Shetland wool. All these wools are not equal, merino wool is often considered the most premium, mainly because it is light and has very little odor.
On the other hand, the quality of sheep wool strongly depends on the type of breeding, the conditions in which the animals are raised or their diet. The cheaper sheep wool duvets are likely to be of lower quality and lose some of their benefits and features. So you have to be careful not to lower the quality too much by buying a first price wool duvet.
Goat wool duvets
However, rarer goat wool duvets are of very high quality. Mohair and cashmere are the two most common types of goat wool. Cashmere comes from the cashmere region of India. Under the goat's pot is a down that is extracted to produce cashmere wool. A goat is able to produce about 100 g of this hair per year, the rarity in particular explains the high price of cashmere, and thus the price of duvets and the rarity of cashmere duvets.
Mohair, on the other hand, is a fiber of the angora goat (not to be confused with the angora rabbit that produces angora wool). It is a Tibetan goat that produces a smooth, light, but also shiny and firm wool.† Mohair duvets are therefore warm but light, which ensures good temperature retention without suffocating you.
Goat wool duvets are rarer, but will satisfy those who like to fall asleep snuggled in their warm duvet.
Alpaca wool duvets
Alpaca wool or '' wool of the gods'' is a wool with extraordinary properties, 7 times warmer than sheep wool, 4 times more resistant and does not shed. It is also thermoregulatory and hypoallergenic . There are 5 types classified from thick to thin: Strong Alpaca, Medium Alpaca, Fine Alpaca, Baby Alpaca and Royal Baby Alpaca. Alpaca wool is also the wool with the greatest diversity of natural colors.
The alpaca is a cousin of the llama, it lives on the South American continent, precisely in Peru, Bolivia, Chile or Argentina. It is raised there in these countries because of the wool which is considered a treasure there. It is a very gentle and very sociable animal that is cherished by the South American people. The alpaca is a "ecological" animal, its breeding produces very little greenhouse gas. Unlike goats, it does not pull on the grass, but mows it so that it can grow again. The wool is also ecological, because it does not require chemical treatment, bleaching or chemical dyeing.
Alpaca wool duvets incorporate all the benefits we mentioned earlier, while perfecting them. In reality, this wool is warmer and more resistant than sheep's wool . It is thermoregulatory which means you won't be too hot when the temperatures rise. In addition, when your body temperature varies during the night, it causes micro-wakes that disrupt your sleep. Alpaca wool duvets prevent this awakening by maintaining a constant temperature throughout the night.
Bellepaga wool duvets
At Bellepaga, we produce wool duvets from baby alpaca , the softest fiber variant of alpaca. The cover is made of pima cotton , a rare cotton that is softer and silkier, guaranteeing unparalleled flexibility and strength. We have conceived and designed these duvets to guarantee you a restful and pleasant night's sleep in all seasons.
You will find our duvets in three different sizes: 140x200cm, 240x220cm and 260x240cm to best adapt to the size of your bed.
At Bellepaga we are concerned about a job well done, we make sure that the animals are treated well, we make sure that the producers are well rewarded with respect for their ancestral know-how and the environment.
Whether sheep, goats or alpacas, wool duvets have virtues that make your sleep more pleasant and restorative. The alpaca duvet is undoubtedly the most luxurious of all, it will bring you warmth and comfort during your winter and summer nights. Do not hesitate, you will not be disappointed and you will never live without it again. Don't hesitate to check out our Gentlemen , Ladies and . Consult Home & Decoration to discover all our Alpaca wool products!