Alpaca Comforter, Down Alternative

Alpaca Comforter, Down Alternative
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Down Alternative Comforter

Alpaca bedding from Crescent Moon Duvets is shipped approximately one week after it's ordered. Free shipping via UPS

Alpaca Comforter

Natural alpaca fiber (or wool) is incredibly warm. Each fiber has air pockets which act as an insulator. Crescent Moon Duvets have taken this luxurious fiber, added a little sheep's wool for loft, and sewn it inside organic cotton fabric. The resulting down alternative comforter is heaven to sleep under. It's warm and light but won't overheat you. Alpaca fiber can absorb 35% of its weight in moisture whisking away night sweaties. For every square foot of comforter, there is one ounce of stuffing. This alpaca comforter is good for all seasons. For those of you who are warm blooded, we also have a lightweight alpaca comforter.

Julie McLean at her long arm quilter
Julie McLean hand-crafts each alpaca comforter in Canada with an industrial sewing machine and a long arm quilter. Comforters always have stitching throughout to keep the filling in place. As a special, personal touch, Crescent Moon Duvets are stitched with a crescent moon 6" apart.
picture of small crescent moon stitch in the comforter

Enjoy the benefits of this down alternative comforter knowing it's all natural and easy on the animals. Alpacas are sheared once a year in the spring. They are not hurt during the process, and because of the haircut, stay cooler in the summer. By the time winter rolls back around, they've grown their fiber back to keep them toasty warm. It's kind of ideal because everybody gets the warmth of alpaca.

Prices The prices to the right of the size in the drop-down box indicates how much will be added to the base price of $505. For example, a queen size costs $660...$505 + $155. All alpaca comforters come with FREE shipping within the continental United States.

Fabrics Each Crescent Moon down alternative comforter is made with 100% certified organic cotton fabric. They are ideal for people with fabric sensitivities.

The certified organic fabric is a 260 thread count fabric with a 4.5 micron pore size.

Sizes Crescent Moon alpaca comforters come in four sizes:
A twin size measures 66" x 86"
A full size measures 78" x 86"
A queen size measures 86" x 90"
A king size measures 90" x 102"

Fight Allergies Alpaca fiber does not harbor dust mites or mold. The fiber is grown in a pesticide-free environment. No chemicals, dyes or bleaches are used. The cotton is natural. The certified organic fabric is a step above for healthy bedding.

• Limited 5-year warranty on craftsmanship.

Care A good duvet is an investment that will last a lifetime. To protect your alpaca comforter from soil, perspiration and wear, we recommend the use of a cover at all times. Occasional airing will keep them fresh and clean. Alpaca wool loves fresh air and will re-loft when left outside for the day.

Wash your alpaca comforter as infrequently as possible. It will last longer. When you wash your comforter, it is very important to NOT use the agitation cycle. Agitation will felt the alpaca and wool ruining the comforter.

Front load washer: Choose the "ultra hand wash" cycle of your washer. Use cool water and a mild natural soap such as Eucalan wool wash. When your machine stops, run it again on the spin cycle to make sure most of the water is out. Hang to dry.

Top load washer: Fill your machine with cool water and cleaner. Add the down alternative comforter, let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes, then plunge it up and down by hand. Use the spin cycle to get the water out. Fill your machine with cool water and let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes, then plunge it up and down by hand again. Use the spin cycle to get the water out. Air dry.

Dry Cleaning: Find an environmentally friendly dry cleaner and share these instructions with them.

Snuggle up with alpaca warmth!