Why Choose Alpaca?
Crescent Moon uses 100% natural, organically grown alpaca wool. Alpaca fiber is hollow, making it one of the warmest natural fibers available. It is also very light and soft so we add some sheep wool to hold the fibers apart and produce more loft. This incorporates more air into your duvet which will then act as an insulator, keeping you warm and comfortable.
Alpaca fiber's porous nature is naturally dry and clean which prevents dust mites and other allergens from settling in. Recent research has found that dust mites are one of the most common causes of asthma and allergies in the bedroom.
The shorn animals are raised in a pesticide free environment and their wool is a renewable resource. No chemicals, dyes or bleaches are used when the wool is processed. We use only 100% organic cotton fabric so the whole product is 100% biodegradable at the end of its long life. Alpaca fiber loves fresh air and will re-loft when put outside for a few hours. Our products are also washable – with care. Please refer to our washing instructions.
Sleep Well and Easy
People who sleep with wool get a longer, more restful sleep – up to 15% longer and deeper. Your morning bed-making is less stressful as well. We recommend the use of a duvet cover so you just give the duvet one good shake over the bed and you are ready to start your day!
After many frustrating trips to the mall, and the purchase of a couple of duvets we thought were perfect, we still hadn't found 'the one.' You know the one I mean; it's keeps you snuggly warm... but not too warm and it is just as comfortable on a warm summer's night as it is when the wind tosses ice pellets at your bedroom window.
Suddenly an ephiphany! Why not contact Julie (McLean) of Crescent Moon Duvet and Pillow Co., tell her of our dilemma and see if she would recommend an alpaca duvet as a solution to our problem.
Soon the call was made, the order was placed for a king-sized, half weight, organic cotton and alpaca fibre-filled duvet.
It arrived within a matter of days -the first (pleasant) surprise. The second surprise was the smallness of the package: How could a king size duvet be compressed that much? Vacuum-packing is a wonderful thing.
Best of all, the new duvet is all we could have wished for. The quality of the materials and the superb craftsmanship are immediately evident. It is light and it breathes, which means that at 4am I am no longer digging my way out from under a mound of acrylic fluff... I'm still comfortably asleep. And I'm sure I'll enjoy the duvet just as much when the winter wind tosses ice pellets at my window. I certainly recommend Crescent Moon.