About Crescent Moon
In 1997, Crescent Moon Ranch began to turn the fiber from their large herd of llamas into quality handcrafted duvets, mattress pads and pillows. As the products became very popular, Crescent Moon Ranch soon realized that they would require more fiber from other ranches. Alpaca became the fiber of choice because of its soft and porous nature and its ready availability. The ranch has since been sold but the Crescent Moon name lives on in the bedding products business. Crescent Moon Duvet & Pillow Co. is now owned and operated by Julie McLean.
Our products are hand-crafted in Western Canada every step of the way. Our wool comes from ranches around BC and Alberta. The alpacas are shorn in the spring and the wool taken to a woolen mill where it is washed and mixed with 30% sheep's wool to produce more loft. It is then made into batts and shipped directly to us. From there, we create our luxurious bedding products.
We hem each duvet or mattress pad on an industrial sewing machine. Pictured here is Julie working on a duvet while it is attached to the rollers of a long-arm quilting machine. Rows of "crescent moons" are stitched the full length and width of the piece which prevents any movement or "bunching" of the fiber inside the product.
Our duvets and mattress pads are then packaged in a reusable 100% cotton drawstring bag and shipped to stores in biodegradable plastic bags.