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Reasons to choose wool

Wool – a natural choice


Wool is a wonderful and versatile natural fibre and for centuries sheep and their fleeces have been an integral part of the British landscape and commerce.

Although superseded by more manmade fibres, in recent decades, it a wonderful 100% natural fibre with its own very special natural properties and is renewable choice.

Reasons to choose wool

  • Natural – grown on sheep that graze freely in the countryside.


  • Sustainable – wool is an annually renewable fibre and therefore a resource that is naturally replenished.


  • Warm – wool is the original fibre for warmth, it has insulating properties and can keep you warm and cosy on the coldest days.

  • Cool – wool is also a fibre that stays cool, it breathes and will adapt to suit the environment or its wearer.


  • Comfort – the flexible, tactile nature makes it very comfortable to wear and sleep in.

  • Technical – the complex cell structure makes wool a working fibre, the key attributes of the fleece that protected the sheep out in the fields, the shorn fleece retains the properties.


  • Naturally fire-retardant – as a result of its high water and nitrogen content, wool is naturally fire resistant and does not melt or give off noxious fumes.


  • Pure wool is bio–degradable – the natural ability of wool to bio-degrade is an asset with the current eco agenda.

  • Durable – with its great resilience, it can withstand long periods of wear and tear.


  • Quality and style – the enduring quality and style of wool makes it a choice for the worlds of fashion and interiors.


  • Non-allergenic – able to trap dust within its microscopic scales, wool prevents dust floating in the home, so it can be shaken or vacuumed out later



Live naturally ………………Choose wool


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Get creative with the Dormitory moodboard competition

Moodboard Competition.

Here at Dormitory, we are big fans of a moodboard for facilitating  our bed linen design process. A board doesn’t need to be a literal representation of a design scheme of course, it is more of a visual representation of the vibe or feel you are trying to achieve. It’s a great way of clarifying and arranging your vision into something truly inspirational.

With a new season comes a new mood, and we’d like to celebrate the start of Autumn with a  moodboard competition on Pinterest. We’re challenging those of you with creative aspirations to build a board on Pinterest for an Autumn bedroom makeover centred around 1 of 4 of our luxury bedlinen designs. To enter, simply follow us on Pinterest, find the bed linen images to use on our Dormitory competition board, and the rest is up to you!

Choose from:

Empress in Green or Blue – Egyptian cotton sateen

Brunswick in Dew Pond or Flint – pure linen

Stanhope white with classic hemstitching – Egyptian cotton percale

Wallace Sand –  a contemporary Egyptian cotton percale




Get those creative juices flowing and play around with colour, textures, furniture, accessories and detailing. Have a look at at our board with examples. If its your first time creating a board, here are some tips:

  1. Look beyond the digital world – find your own sources.
  2. Take pictures wherever you are – find inspiration.
  3. Curate what you include.
  4. Choose a style but make it loose. Make the theme obvious.
  5. Build around your favourite statement or image.
  6. Aim to spark an emotional response.
  7. Don’t make assumptions.

A small panel of interior design experts will pick the best board in each of the 4 bed linen design categories, and from those, the ultimate winning board. The winner of the most inspiring board will receive the set of luxury bed linen they chose to use for their board design.

Your board should contain 15-20 images and the closing date for entry is October 20th 2018. Please use the title ‘My Dormitory Bedroom’ and the hashtag #MyDormitoryBedroom for your board description and tweet a link to us @dormitoryuk or email


Terms and Conditions: • Competition closes at 11.59pm on 20/10/18. Competition is open to UK residents only •  The winner will be chosen on 23/10/18 and notified by email or Twitter • If the chosen winner does not claim their prize within 24 hours then another will be chosen • The winner will receive one set of bedlinen (as used in their moodboard design – 1 duvet cover, 2 x pillow cases) • The prize carries no cash value, is non-transferable and may not be substituted • Only one entry per person is permitted • The prize will be sent directly from Dormitory and is subject to delivery times • Dormitory cannot be held responsible for any damages or delays as a result of accepting the prize • This competition is not sponsored, endorsed by or in any way associated with Pinterest or Instagram •