How a Baavet is made

Here at Baavet, we specialise in producing high quality completely natural wool duvets and wool products. Our wool comes from happy ‘free range’ sheep. We believe that the happier our sheep are, the better our wool will be! Our sheep are free to roam the hills and fields, grazing as they go. We use the same practices as our sheep farming ancestors before us; you won’t find any factory-farmed sheep products here.

So we have to take the wool over to the UK for processing. First it goes to Halifax for grading (sorting the wool out as not all the wool is good enough for quilting). Then it’s sent for scouring (washing) to Dewsbury - one of the few wool-scourers left in Europe.

Carding at the Mill:

The mill our wool goes to has been carding wool since 1934. The owner David is 72 and has been working in the wool trade all his life. His son is currently the engineer at the mill, working side-by-side with his father. Their mill is one of the last remaining traditional carding mills.

During the carding process, the wool is teased out and combed into soft woollen layers by the giant carding machine. The machine consists of a series of rollers covered in hundreds of tiny spikes. These spikes pull and tease the wool before feeding the clean, soft wool onto a continuous moving bed of fibre and eventually into the quilting machine. The quilting machine turns the fine fluffy wool into a roll of quilt. This may sound simple and easy but is an impressive feat of engineering by David Jr. to create a machine that can do both carding and quilting. This allows us to cut out any artificial treatment on our wool products.

Back to Baavet Headquarters!

Once our wool has completed its journey, it returns back to Baavet headquarters at Harlech North Wales under the ancient walls of Harlech Castle, where the quilt rolls are made into the individual Baavet products. Made especially to order, from Ewe to You!

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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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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