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! Most of the comforters we carry are made with eco-wool or organic wool inside an organic cotton case. Most of those below are not washable so we recommend an organic cotton duvet cover to keep the 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)

Deluxe Certified Organic Wool & Cotton Comforter

Pure-Rest's Deluxe Comforter is filled with certified organic wool which is organically processed (certified by Oregon Tilth). Third party testing is used to confirm purity. The outer fabric is sturdy yet soft organic European Damask. These comforters are hand-tufted for a soft, fluffy feel. They are made in California of cotton and wool grown in Northern California, Oregon and Washington and packaged in pure food-grade polyethylene.

Wool must be scoured before use, as the lanolin is greasy and will eventually begin to degrade the wool. Pure-Rest's producer has tailored the washing process to extremely high standards. Instead of harsh detergents, a completely biodegradable product is used to clean the wool. Most companies have their wool washed in acid to remove stickers and burs. Instead, Pure-Rest's producer slows the scour train to allow more thorough cleaning and rinsing; and they comb the wool through three breaker/carders to remove any remaining vegetable matter and create fluffier, more consistent batting.

Spot clean only. Use with our organic cotton duvet cover to keep the comforter clean. Pure-Rest's comforters are made to order and typically ship in 1-3 weeks.

Certified Organic Wool &
Cotton Comforter

light
weight

medium
weight

heavy
weight

CRIB

35 X 53

$130

$137

$190

TODDLER/THROW

40 x 56

$183

$200

$227

EURO TWIN

54 X 78

$325

$353

$430

TWIN

68 X 86

$363

$374

$473

TWIN XL

66 X 94

$364

$397

$504

FULL/QUEEN

86 X 86

$430

$467

$547

KING

100 X 86

$463

$501

$679

 

buy light

buy med

buy hvy

Pure-Rest Fill Weights (oz.)

light

medium

heavy

CRIB

11.5

15.5

19.5

TODDLER/THROW

15.5

19.5

22

TWIN

36

49

63

TWIN XL

39

54

68

FULL/QUEEN

50

68

86

KING

58

74

100

Organic Eco Wool & Cotton Comforter

Pure-Rest's Eco Wool comforter is filled with wool from sheep that are raised organically, without antibiotics, hormones, or other chemical treatments. The wool is organically processed to remove vegetation, dust, and excess oils and third-party tested for purity. The result is a lofty, clean wool that does not have the pungent odor of many natural wools.

The outer fabric is organic cotton damask. These wool comforters are hand tufted for a soft, fluffy feel. Made in California of cotton and wool grown in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. Packaged in food grade polyethylene for total purity. Spot clean only. Use with our organic cotton duvet cover to keep the comforter clean.

Sateen outers are also available for about 5% less than shown; contact us to purchase. Pure-Rest's comforters are made to order and typically ship in 1-3 weeks. Fill weights are the same as certified organic comforter, above.

Eco Wool & Cotton
Comforter

light
weight

medium
weight

heavy
weight

CRIB

35 X 53

$106

$114

$125

TODDLER/THROW

40 x 56

$160

$176

call

EURO TWIN

54 X 78

$227

$277

call

TWIN

68 X 86

$277

$323

$371

TWIN XL

66 X 94

$293

$334

$410

FULL/QUEEN

86 X 86

$391

$410

$465

KING

100 X 86

$435

$457

$512

CA KING*

92 x 100

$457

$551

call

 

buy light

buy med

buy hvy

*CA KING has sateen outer, not damask.

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, 300-thread count certified organic cotton sateen from China. The comforters are assembled in Kyrgyzstan. Ivory color is undyed.

  • Spot clean only with a soft brush and mild detergent. Our organic cotton duvet cover (undyed) is recommended to keep the comforter clean. (also see colors)
  • 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

$139

see
sheets

TWIN

64 oz.

66 X 86

$279

$119

FULL/QUEEN

72 oz.

86 X 86

$299

$129

KING

88 oz.

100X86

$319

$139

buy Merino wool comforter

dual weight comforter

Dual-Weight Eco Wool Comforter

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

$435

$409

$460

KING

100 X 86

$480

$450

$499

 

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.

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

comforter

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

natural wool comforter

Natural 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 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. 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 Comforter

Cool Comfort

Perfect Comfort

Extra Warmth

CRIB

35 X 53

$130

n/a

n/a

TWIN

68 X 86

$320

$340

$399

FULL/QUEEN

86 X 86

$370

$410

$465

KING

100 X 86

$405

$440

$520

 

buy cool

buy perfect

buy extra


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.