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4 Eco Ways To Stay Warm This Winter By Sheridan Head Designer, Rebecca Burnard

With winter comes cooler temperatures and shorter days. To keep our hearts happy we tend to turn up our home heating systems and retreat to the warm relief of a long, hot shower. Our winter habits are likely to cause an increase in our energy usage, which can take its toll on the environment. However, this winter, we’re making an extra effort to be more eco-friendly in our approach to keeping warm at home. Investing in quality fibres that are perfectly suited to cool temperatures is a great place to start. Our tips won’t whisk you away to an exotic tropical island, however they will help to keep you warm and comfortable while you’re at home.

1. Natural Insulation

The natural choice for winter is wool. The beautiful thing about wool is its ability to provide superior insulation. The natural 3D crimp of wool fibres trap pockets of still air, keeping you warmer and maintaining a drier microclimate. Wool quilts, underlays and blankets are the smartest way to keep warm without overheating or feeling clammy.

2. Choose temperature regulating fibres

Support your body’s natural thermal regulation with fibres like TENCEL™ Lyocell. Say goodbye to waking up too hot or cold; these innovative fibres will help you to maintain a comfortable temperature from the moment you climb into bed, to the moment you rise. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres are not only good for your sleep quality, but they’re better for the environment! They’re sustainably sourced and produced, and crafted into quality finished products that will stand the test of time.

3. Smart layers

When it comes to staying warm in winter, it’s all about layers. The right sheets, quilt covers and bed covers will lend a helping hand with building a bed that caters to changing temps throughout the season. No need to crank the heater; simply pull up a bed cover or get cosy amongst some flannelette sheets.

4. Suit up!

Straight out of the shower and into a luxurious robe and slippers. The plush thickness of a robe will help to keep you cosy once you’re forced to leave the warmth of running water. Plus, you’ll be less tempted to spend hours under a hot shower knowing your bathrobe awaits. If sunshine or wind is in the weather forecast, hang your towels outside during the day so they’re nice and dry for their next use.

Make smart choices and start investing in quality products that will help you combat winter a lot more comfortably!

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