Plastic is a problem. There is not enough space here to write down all of the reasons that we need to use less plastic, but one thing we can do, which we think is pretty cool, is make duvets from bottles that have been fished (literally) out of the oceans. If we don’t act now, sadly, there will be more plastic in our precious seas than fish by 2050. Plastics, as we know cause injury, distress, pollution and a big problem for wildlife and humans alike.
Thanks to some very clever caring people, with a big big vision and an enormous net, we have been able to source a filling that is made directly from plastic that has been discarded into the sea.
The plastic is collected by Plastic Bank (Social Plastic®), cleaned and recycled before being used to manufacture bedding filling fibres in Germany. This soft, very fluffy and durable filling is called AERELLE® Blue and has all of the quality and comfort benefits that you would expect from a polyester filled duvet and pillow but with the added benefit of also qualifying for the EU Ecolabel.
All of our Bottle Bedding products are produced using AERELLE® Blue and will carry an individually numbered label to ensure full traceability and transparency, and if that doesn’t make you sleep like a baby turtle, the process is also certified by the Global Recycling Standard.
The filling is not unusual for a synthetic filled bedding, the feel is softer than soft to the touch, has a wonderful drape and is available in all of the different tog ratings that you would expect from our duvets. This duvet will last a good 15 years if looked after well, washes at 40 degrees in a domestic machine, and line dried until completely dry.