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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are Baavets the best pure wool duvet and wool products on the market?

•    Our product quality speaks for itself. We don’t rely on advertising gimmicks and buzz words like ‘’Handcrafted’ ‘A Grade’ or ‘Platinum Grade’.

•    Our wool is never bleached; once it leaves the sheep it never has any chemicals added to it. Our products are 100% natural. The product you receive is 100% wool inside; you won’t find any cheap polypropylene/polyester inside your Baavet!

•    Our outer cases are created using the highest quality 100% cotton. This is then professionally stitched and quilted, ensuring your product stands the test of time and the inner wool doesn’t move around.

•    We have faith in the comfort, warmth and quality of our products. 

•    The 100% cambric cotton outer covers we use are completely fibre proof.

•    All of our products are created for you personally. We are one of the few companies worldwide offering a made-to-order wool duvet service.

•    We put our customers’ satisfaction first – if you’re not happy with your product for any reason whatsoever, you can return it for a free replacement or a full refund within 30 days of receiving it.

 

Are wool duvets itchy?

No our wool duvets aren’t itchy. Due to our specialised manufacturing processes, the wool duvet you receive is made up of a fine soft fibre, covered in a soft cotton cover.

 

How do wool duvets compare to down, feather and polyester bedding? Are wool duvets better?

Wool duvets act as regulators; they help regulate your body temperature to a comfortable, natural level. Down, feather and polyester bedding act as insulators; they simply trap heat resulting in night sweats and overheating. This causes us to wake up during the night and toss and turn to try to cool down. This sleep disturbance causes us to skip the essential ‘deep sleep’ phase, resulting in you feeling tired and groggy the next morning.

Wool is naturally hypoallergenic, resulting in improvements in skin conditions such as eczema and breathing difficulties associated with asthma. Due to the lack of sweating with wool duvets, they are cleaner and rarely get dust mites (which thrive in polyester bedding).

As well as all this, wool duvets are more humane, sheep naturally shed their wool – feather bedding usually comes from incredibly inhumane processes with factory farmed birds.

 

Are Baavets tog rated?

All of our duvets come with an approximate tog rating. Tog ratings were created to measure synthetic materials, so do not apply to natural wool products.

 

How are Baavets rated for warmth?

Wool duvets are sold showing the grams of wool per square metre, the greater the gms per m/2 the thicker and heavier the duvet.  When choosing a wool duvet keep in mind how warm your bedroom usually is and whether you normally feel the cold or overheat easily. Due to the carding process, a wool duvet will not be as thick as its equivalent rating in feather/polyester; however this doesn’t affect its ability to keep you warm!

 

A quick guide to Baavet warmth ratings

Lightweight: Approx 300/350g per sq metre. Usually used in summer/autumn/spring. Or can be used all year round in a warm house or with people who can’t stand too much weight or are very hot blooded!

Medium Weight: Approx 400/450g per sq metre. Most popular all-round model for the predominantly mild and damp Irish weather.

Winter weight: Approx 500/550g per sq metre. Used for those who really feel the cold or like a duvet with a bit of weight. Ideal during those cold Irish nights.

 

What wool is used in a Baavet

We use only the highest quality wool, short fibres with the right lightness and bounce to make the best duvets.  All of the wool we use contains little to no kemp – resulting in soft wool with very little spiky sheep hair.  See below to find out why we don't use Merino wool.

 

Is my new Baavet machine washable?

Wool is so amazing and so clean with no dust mites, dust mite pooh, and even your sweat is wicked through the fabric so really Pure Wool should never be washed unless it is soiled. We always recommend airing your Baavet rather than washing it.

If it becomes soiled you can always wash wool but very carefully, in the washing machine. For best results, wash on a very gentle wool setting at no more than 40 degrees. Spin afterwards and put out on the line. NEVER TUMBLE DRY A BAAVET.  If your washing machine is too small then you can always have a Baavet dry cleaned without any problems

 

Will the wool move around within the case and felt/clump together?

No. The wool within the Baavet cover is expertly carded and quilted to avoid any felting or clumping.

 

Why aren’t Baavets created from Merino wool… I always thought it was the best?

Although Merino wool produces great clothes, it really isn’t suitable for making duvets with. The qualities of the Merino wool that make it so good for creating beautiful clothing are the same qualities that make it terrible for duvets.  Merino wool fibres are very long and smooth, which makes it great for spinning, but would produce a very flat and lifeless duvet.  For a duvet you want short, crinkly fibres that will spring back and give the duvet that nice soft bouncy feel.

 

If I’m not happy with my Baavet, can I return it?

Yes! We have a very simple returns policy: Not happy? You have 30 days trial period in which to return it for a free replacement or a full refund.

How Baavet started?

Baavets were first developed by husband and wife team Roger and Lesley who have a small hill farm in Snowdonia, North Wales (His mother’s name is Eileen O’Dowd so there is a strong Irish connection!) They wanted to find a value added use for wool and thought that a wool duvet would be the thing.

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Testimonials

I bought a Baavet at the All Ireland Ploughing Match and just wanted to let you know that my husband and I are enjoying sleeping under it very much.  It is truly self regulating.  My husband has been sleeping "covered up" for the first time in many weeks as he is so hot with covers on.
Thank you.

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