Your guide to choosing the right wool duvet

Which wool duvet should I choose?

The weight, softness and warmth of a duvet depends on its tog rating and filling. Tog ratings are based on a duvet's ability to trap air. Wool filled duvets have better thermal properties than synthetic, feather and duck/down duvets and need much less filling to achieve the same level of warmth, so their weight can be deceptive.

Our British wool duvets are available in two weights and each has an equivalent tog rating so you can choose which one suits your needs to ensure maximum comfort.
  • Lightweight - (300g/m2) - With an equivalent tog value between 3 and 7, this wool duvet is ideal for Spring, Summer, Autumn and, or for those who prefer a lighter weight and can be used all year round.
  • Medium weight - (450g/m2) - With an equivalent tog value between 8 and 12, this wool duvet is suitable for Autumn, Winter or for those who prefer a heavier duvet. It can also be used all year round
Cool when its warm. Hot when it's not.


    How do I clean a duvet?

    Unlike some products, Urban Wool duvets, pillows, mattress toppers and throws can be machined washed. We recommend that you care for your product by following these basic steps:
    • Use a non-biological or wool detergent
    • Machine wash on a low temperature or wool setting cycle (30 degrees)
    • Use a slow spin cycle (400 rpm maximum)
    • Line dry (in good weather) or allow to dry naturally indoors
    That's all there is to it.


    washing your wool duvet

    What sizes are your pure wool duvets and natural wool mattress toppers?

    Wool Duvet sizes
    • Cot: 120cm x 140cm (47" x 55")
    • Single: 140cm x 200cm (55" x 78")
    • Double: 200cm x 200cm (79" x 79")
    • King: 225cm x 220cm (89" x 87")
    • Super King: 260cm x 220cm (102" x 87")
    • Emperor: 290cm x 235cm (114" x 92")

    Wool Mattress topper sizes

    • Cot: 70cm x 140cm (27" x 55")
    • Single: 90cm x 190cm (36" x 75")
    • Double: 135cm x 190cm (54" x 75")
    • King: 150cm x 200cm (60" x 78")
    • Super King: 180cm x 200cm (72" x 78")
    • Emperor: 215cm x 215cm (84" x 84")

      How does a wool duvet keep me cool in bed?

      Wool's natural crimp creates a lot of very small insulating pockets which keeps the wearer cool in the summer months and warm when it's a little colder. Wool fibres absorb vast quantities of moisture vapour which are evaporated into the air keeping the skin fresher and drier. Pure wool bedding prevents you from over-heating in the summer and keeps you cosy in the winter.

      Cool when its warm. Hot when it's not.


      Is wool bedding good for people suffering with allergies?

      You are less likely to experience allergies or sensitivities with wool because wool fibres are naturally hypoallergenic. Those with sensitivities to dust mites will be happy to know that wool is an inhospitable environment for dust mites which prefer heat (above 75 degrees Fahrenheit) and humidity (above 75 percent) both of which wool lowers. Dust mites can trigger asthma symptoms, so it is important to lessen these effects.

      Wool bedding brings naturally better sleep to the whole family.


      What is the secret to a good night's sleep?

      Wool bedding will help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.  People sleeping on and under wool will turn in their sleep, 80% less than those sleeping with or under duck down, feather, silk or synthetic fibres. When you are cold, your body shivers to compensate and interferes with your sleep and if you are too hot your body in bed, your body will sweat leaving your bedding damp and uncomfortable. The only way to remedy this is to choose a natural, breathable fibre. Wool!

      Because wool is a breathable fibre it is a natural temperature regulator and it responds and reacts to differences in body heat ensuring you never feel too hot or too cold. All this means that at long last, two people with different body temperatures can share the same bedding in complete comfort.


      How do you make a wool duvet?

      Whilst not quite as basic as shearing sheep and stuffing the organic wool into a duvet cover, there are a few straight forward rules we adhere to which ensures we bring the very best quality bedding to you. By paying attention to the finest detail and using only the very best that nature offers we believe we have created the world's most luxurious bedding.

      Each Urban Wool item goes through rigorous inspection ensuring it is manufactured to the highest standard. You can be assured everything leaves us in first class condition. We are so confident of our quality control that we will offer you a 30 day money-back guarantee if you are not entirely happy with it.