Organic Comforters

If you have not slept under a comforter in a cool room, you are in for a treat! Compared to sleeping with layers of blankets to stay warm, a comforter is quite light in weight, so it doesn't squish your feet when sleeping on your back and makes it easy to turn from side to side. Also, a wool comforter warms up incredibly fast...a minute or so is all it takes to become toasty warm! The comforters we carry are made with eco-wool, organic wool or organic cotton batting inside an organic cotton case. We recommend an organic cotton duvet cover to keep your comforter clean. We do not carry down comforters because the process of obtaining down from ducks and geese seems cruel to us. (see details below)

Organic Merino Wool & Cotton Comforter

Sleep & Beyond's wonderfully soft comforters are filled with USDA-certified organic merino wool, grown in the mountainous lands of Kyrgyz Republic. The wool is covered in luxurious, 400-thread count certified organic cotton sateen from China. The comforters are assembled in Kyrgyzstan. Ivory color (undyed).

  • Spot clean only with a soft brush and mild detergent. Our organic cotton duvet cover (undyed) is recommended to keep the comforter clean.
  • Regular sunning and airing is a great way to care for this product, as sunshine will naturally revitalize and disinfect bedding.
  • We also carry Sleep & Beyond's washable wool comforter, see details below.

Organic Wool & Cotton Comforter; Duvet Cover

 

weight

size

comforter

duvet
cover

CRIB

24 oz.

35 X 53

$149

see
sheets

TWIN

64 oz.

66 X 86

$299

$129

FULL/QUEEN

72 oz.

86 X 86

$319

$149

KING

88 oz.

100X86

$339

$169

buy organic Merino wool comforter

natural wool comforter

Eco Wool Comforter (washable)

This cozy comforter, hand-made by Holy Lamb Organics in Oakville, WA, offers warmth, temperature regulation and breathability. It's made with premium eco-wool batting, grown in the Pacific Northwest, and covered in GOTS-certified organic cotton sateen fabric. Hand stitching around the perimeter and tufting in the middle keeps the wool in place. Choose a weight that suits your body temperature and the region you live in: Cool Comfort (light), Perfect Comfort (medium) or Extra Warmth (heavy). Though made with untreated wool, this comforter can be machine-washed following special instructions included in the package. However, due to the differences among washing machines, the comforter is not guaranteed if washed. Use with an organic cotton duvet cover to reduce the need for washing. Click "buy" links to see the fill weight.

Eco Wool Comforter

Cool Comfort

Perfect Comfort

Extra Warmth

CRIB

35 X 53

$155

n/a

n/a

TWIN

68 X 86

$375

$400

$465

FULL/QUEEN

86 X 86

$440

$475

$539

KING

100 X 86

$485

$525

$599

 

buy cool

buy perfect

buy extra

Farm Wool comforter organic cotton

Farm Wool Comforter new product

Inside the GOTS-certified organic cotton sateen fabric cover of this wonderful comforter is wool grown on small farms in the Midwest USA. Each farm is carefully vetted to make sure they use no synthetic hormones, genetic engineering, synthetic pesticides (internal, external, and on pastures); and that they ensure the health of their sheep through good culture and management practices. Most of the farmers cut their own hay from their untreated grass for the winter months, thus ensuring their feed is as natural as can be. This wool is as clean as organic, without asking the small farms to pay the high cost of certification. Keep the comforter clean by covering with an organic cotton duvet cover and occasional sunning.

Farm Wool Comforter

Light

Medium

Heavy

CRIB

40 X 55

$190

$195

$200

TWIN

68 X 86

$275

$285

$295

FULL/QUEEN

86 X 86

$325

$335

$345

KING

100 X 86

$355

$365

$375

 

buy light

buy med

buy heavy

dual weight comforter

Dual-Weight Eco Wool Comforter (washable)

If your sleeping partner kicks off the covers while you reach for more, here's a great solution...a dual-weight comforter tailored to each person's warmth requirements.

  • Combo #1: light/heavy
    One person is 'always hot' and the other is 'always cold'
  • Combo #2: light/medium
    One person is 'always hot' and the other is 'just fine'
  • Combo #3: medium/heavy
    One person is 'just fine' and the other is 'always cold'

Hand-made by our friends at Holy Lamb Organics in Oakville, WA of premium eco-wool batting (grown in the Pacific Northwest) and covered in organic cotton sateen fabric. Hand stitching around the perimeter and tufting in the middle keeps the wool in place. Though made with untreated wool, this comforter can be machine washed following special instructions. However, due to the differences among washing machines, the comforter is not guaranteed if washed. Use with an organic cotton duvet cover to reduce the need for washing.

Dual-weight Eco
Wool Comforter

Combo #1

Combo #2

Combo #3

FULL/QUEEN

86 X 86

$500

$465

$520

KING

100 X 86

$555

$515

$560

 

buy #1

buy #2

buy #3

Before purchasing please note that when using a dual-weight comforter, one half of the bed will appear slightly higher than the other side.

all-season organic wool comforter

Eco Wool All-Season Comforter (washable) new product

Holy Lamb's All-Season Comforter consists of two comforters, each similar to their "Cool Comfort" weight, that tie together on the corners. For those living in areas where temperatures vary dramatically between winter and summer, simply tie or untie layers as the weather dictates. The All Season Comforter will fit inside a duvet cover with ease. GOTS-certified organic cotton sateen fabric outer is filled with premium Eco Wool batting from small farms on the West Coast; velour ties. Though made with untreated wool, this comforter can be machine-washed following special instructions included in the package. However, due to the differences among washing machines, the comforter is not guaranteed if washed. Use with an organic cotton duvet cover to reduce the need for washing.

Eco Wool All-Season Comforter

 

total weight

size

 

TWIN

74 oz.

68 X 86

$740

FULL/QUEEN

93 oz.

86 X 86

$830

KING

106 oz.

100 X 86

$935

buy all-season comforter

organic cotton comforter

Organic Cotton (vegan) Comforter

For some people, comforters filled with down or wool are simply too hot. Soaring Heart's Organic Cotton Comforter gives you the weight of a comforter, but less heat. Thick layers of certified organic, American-grown long fiber cotton batting are stacked high, then hand-tufted into a certified organic cotton sateen case. This comforter is cool-weather bedding...great for spring and fall, as well as for people who sleep hot. The cotton is substantial enough to provide a satisfying feeling of security and comfort, but breathable so it doesn't trap too much body heat. Its warmth is similar to a light-weight wool comforter. Hand-made in Seattle from cotton grown in the USA. Shipped from Seattle by FedEx. Spot clean only. Use with an organic cotton duvet cover to keep the comforter clean.

Organic Cotton (vegan) Comforter

 

weight

size

 

CRIB

 

 

$175

TWIN

58 oz.

68 X 86

$480

FULL/QUEEN

72 oz.

86 X 86

$550

KING

83 oz.

100 X 86

$580

buy cotton comforter


Below is information from Sleep and Beyond about down, as well as a description of the method used to make their washable wool. If you want to purchase a Sleep and Beyond washable wool comforter please contact us. Though we are not totally comfortable with the process used to make their wool washable, we offer this as an alternative to down for those who feel their comforter must be washable using regular washing methods. Note that Holy Lamb's comforters (two listed above) are machine washable following special instructions, but because they use untreated wool and there are many differences among washing machines Holy Lamb comforters are not guaranteed if washed.

WHAT IS DOWN?

Down feathers come from ducks and geese. Their under-plumage feathers are commonly known as down and taken mainly from the breast region.

Is down hypoallergenic?
A high percentage of adults, teenagers, and children are allergic to down. The feathers themselves do not cause the allergic reaction, but down and feathers trap dander, dust, and dirt, all of which can cause allergies to flare up. Some brands advertise their products as being hypo-allergenic. This is achieved by extensive washing, sometimes up to 15 washes, to remove the dust and odor. The down is then ozonated, a safe process that further removes impurities. Then it is treated with an anti-microbial chemical treatment to kill anything else that is remaining alive. Down bedding may be hypoallergenic when it is packaged on the store shelf, but when it is brought home and used it will eventually begin harboring dust mites.

How does wool compare to down?
Wool is naturally non-allergenic; naturally resists dust mites, moisture, mold and mildew; and is naturally flame resistant. Unlike birds who suffer or get killed in the down-harvesting process, sheep grow a new coat of wool every year and are sheared without harm. Down inherently promotes the growth of dust mites unless it is put through extensive washing and treated with an anti-microbial chemical. Wool has a smaller ecological footprint than down. It is healthier, safer, recyclable, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, free from animal cruelty, more comfortable due to its structure and water resistance, and is clearly the socially conscious choice.

Is down flame resistant?
Down and feathers will smolder when ignited and are usually treated with chemical fire retardants to achieve fire resistance. These chemicals may be released into the air that we breathe and can be irritating to the skin.

Is down moisture absorbent?
The ultimate enemy of down is moisture. When wet, the thermal properties of the fiber are virtually eliminated, making it a worse insulator than most equally wet synthetic fills. Moisture trapped in down from body sweat is often unable to escape from the bedding, which results in unhealthy mold spots.

Who are the main growers and processors of down?
China leads the world in total down supply, processing and manufacturing of finished products such as pillows and comforters. European countries such as Hungary and Poland, and North and South American countries also produce down.

How is down processed?
Down harvesting was originally a byproduct of the meat industry...birds were killed for meat and the plumage was plucked-off and processed. But now the demand for down products has created a separate and incredibly cruel industry in which birds are, in some regions, raised just to stuff bedding. It is an extensive process to convert the wet, plucked, smelly plumage into a fluffy, warm, soft material:

  1. Feathers are ripped off living birds. The feathers are allowed to grow back 3 to 5 times before the birds are slaughtered.
  2. Then the feathers must be washed thoroughly because of their strong smell.
  3. After this, the feathers are dried in large commercial dryers.
  4. The feathers are then hand-sorted into categories of down, down fiber, down feathers, etc., a laborious and time-consuming process.
  5. Dust is removed throughout many of these processes and must be done thoroughly or an unsatisfactory amount of dust will be left in the final product.
  6. Finally, the different qualities of downs are blended to get the desired final products.

How much down and feathers can be plucked from one bird?
Up to 5 ounces of feathers and down are pulled from each bird every few weeks, from the time that they are 10 weeks old until they are up to 4 years old.

HOW IS WOOL MADE WASHABLE?

The key to making wool washable using normal washing methods is striping the natural scales from the wool fiber to prevent it from felting. This can be done through a chlorination process or Biowash treatment. The chlorination process is known as more toxic. Sleep and Beyond uses the Biowash process:

  1. The wool is treated according to sustainable criteria and parameters from an environmental point of view.
  2. The chemical process consists of oxidation with an ecological compound (inorganic persulfate) without use of compounds based on chloro-Cl2 etc. The oxidation of inorganic salts on the fiber releases O2 as oxidant; the reduction occurs with SO3 salts released as harmless sulfates.
  3. Finally, a polymer treatment gives hydrophilicity and softness to the fiber.

Disclaimer: All reasonable efforts have been made by the presenter to ensure that all facts and figures in the above information are accurate. However, consumers and other interested parties are advised to make their own independent research for the same, as the presenter does not assume any risk or liability with regard to such facts and figures.