Our alpaca bedding includes a range of luxuriously soft alpaca duvets, which are all lovingly handmade in Nottinghamshire. When asked what a duvet made from alpaca is like, we explain it is like no other and is the only all season duvet. Our alpaca wool pillows offer a balance between support and comfort, endorsed by many osteopaths. We fill them with only 100% alpaca fibre that has been processed in the UK, and it is this that works with your internal thermostat to keep you at a comfortable temperature all night.
Alpaca fibre is naturally anti-allergenic. The cool, dry environment created with the use of such a fibre makes it difficult for dust mites to live and breed. Dust mite droppings trigger a high proportion of allergies like asthma. Alpaca wool is naturally anti-allergenic and is the perfect choice for those who suffer such allergies. We are supporters of the British rural economy and only use natural materials sourced within the UK. We use fibre collected from British alpacas and couple it with a natural cotton cover to give you a luxuriously natural product.
Alpaca Bedding Specifications
- 100% alpaca wool filling for perfect temperature control
- All season bedding suitable for use all year round
- Perfect for those suffering from night sweats and couples with differing warmth requirements
- Resists dirt, grime, moisture and dust mites
- Hard wearing, economical, organic and sustainable
- Unique stitching allows greater airflow
- Chemical free and completely natural
- Naturally anti-allergenic and lanolin free
- Naturally fire retardant
- Due to the natural nature of our bedding, it is dry clean only
Why do we use alpaca Wool?
Alpaca wool have some wonderful qualities making it very suitable for use in bedding products like our duvets, pillows and toppers. Alpaca wool is hypo-allergenic because it does not contain lanolin like sheep’s wool, resists dust mites, regulates temperature both for heat and cold, is hard wearing, fire retardant, economical, organic and sustainable.
How Alpaca wool works
Whilst sheep’s wool is known and valued for its high tensile strength, alpaca wool is even stronger. The alpaca produces a very fine and lightweight fleece and it has the quality of not retaining water, which keeps the animal dry and warm even when wet and in harsh conditions. This of course has benefits when used in products for people. The alpaca fibre contains air pockets that act as insulators controlling temperature to prevent you from both getting too cold or too hot. The core of the fibre also deters dust mites a major cause of allergies and asthma in the bedroom. Alpaca wool is lanolin free and is therefore naturally hypo-allergenic. It is also naturally flame retardant making it a safe fibre for clothing products.
During the night your body’s temperature fluctuates from hot to cold. This is often unsettling and can cause an uncomfortable night with disturbed sleep. Alpaca wool is made up of hollow fibres that allow water molecules to move freely. It is this that keeps your body cool and dry during the night and helps your body to control temperature whilst you sleep. The unique stitching on our alpaca wool duvets and the natural fibres work with your body to keep your temperature constant.
Equally, this natural temperature control system is also ideal for sufferers of night sweats, over heating or those who get too cold in bed. The hollow fibres of the alpaca wool keep any moisture away from the skin, and have an amazing ability to resist dirt and grime. Compared to regular bedding, our duvets and pillows are excellent at staying clean. Couples with differing warmth requirements can also take full advantage of the bedding, the fibres will keep you both at your ideal temperature.
Alpaca wool is one of the most ethical products available and is completely eco-friendly throughout its production. No chemicals or dyes are used in the manufacture of our bedding, and the animals themselves are given the best care and nutrition, so as to provide them with long-term health and to help them to maintain a glossy, healthy fleece. Alpacas are not killed for their fur or meat and the animals are not at all harmed come shearing time. Great care is taken so as not to distress the animal or damage the alpaca wool which is collected only once a year, and we’re truly passionate about alpacas and animals.
The fibre used in our alpaca bedding is a natural, renewable material that we source from sustainable farms in Britain and is uniquely hand sewn in our workshop and finished to a high standard. The nature of the alpaca fibre means that only natural waste is generated in the production process. We reuse these left overs in other smaller products and aim to let nothing go to waste. Alpaca fibres naturally biodegradable and will blend back into the earth within a short space of time. The same cannot be said for synthetic fibres found in other duvets.
All our alpaca fibre is produced in the UK and our bedding is manufactured in the UK. We work continuously with our raw materials, using traditional methods and world class manufacturing techniques to produce high quality bedding.