Penrose Products was recently awarded the House Beautiful Gold Award for Eco Product of 2013 at the 10th annual House Beautiful Awards. The House Beautiful Awards recognise and reward excellence in the homes and interiors market. Our alpaca wool bedding beat off stiff competition from the likes of Bosch and Siemens to gain this prestigious prize.
Doctor Andrew Mayers, an established psychologist specialising in sleep problems at Bournemouth University, recently took two Alpaca pillows on trial from Penrose Products. You can read his recommendation, comments and review, along with others, on our new testimonials page. Do you already use our bedding products? Why not share your experience on social media or through our online feedback form. All comments are valued.
We all know the value of getting a good night’s sleep. There are many reasons for not getting one and we have blogs on our website that discuss many of those reasons. There is however a factor that we should all take into account and that is the temperature which we sleep at. Many of us find it difficult to sleep when it’s very hot or we are cold. When the temperatures are extreme this is quite noticeable.
We all need sleep. It’s a mechanism that our bodies need to recover to be ready to face a new day. Many sleep problems can be self made by poor sleeping habits, created by staying up late and getting up too early. This type of problem can be remedied by developing a proper sleep pattern. There are a number of common reasons for sleep problems in adults and we will review these in this article.
Babies require a great deal of sleep. A newborn baby will sleep up to 16 hours per day. At first they will wake up every 2 to 3 hours to feed. Gradually as the weeks go by, they will sleep for longer periods. From around 6 months old they will sleep 5 or 6 hours continuously, giving parents much needed rest.
Parents will know and tell you that if you have a child with a sleep problem it can be very stressful. Adults need their sleep too, and being woken by a child during the night is very wearing. We all have a cycle in sleep of moving between REM (Rapid Eye Movement) light sleep when we are dreaming, and NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement) which is a deep sleep. It is during the REM stage that we or a child is most likely to wake up.
Penrose Products was one of several eco-friendly firms to win an award at a sustainable packaging competition earlier in March. We received the award at the Sustain Lincolnshire 2013 Expo, with the judges being impressed by our use of recycled paper, compostable bags and vegetable ink. Read the article below and watch the video to find out more about our innovative, sustainable packaging.
The British Alpaca Society has been formed to help with the welfare of alpacas and to educate owners throughout the UK. As written in its website, The British Alpaca Society provides information, support and events for alpaca owners, breeders and those interested in alpacas, as well as maintaining the Pedigree Register for the National Herd. Membership is reasonably priced and includes an annual subscription to Alpaca Magazine.
The duvet has become a part of our everyday lives and have become the most popular form of bed covering in northern Europe. The days of blankets, bedspreads and many sheets are now over. Duvets make it far easier to make a bed than before. Did you really ever learn how to make hospital corners? The duvet is such a practical way to make a bed and if you choose the appropriate duvet for you, makes for a really good nights sleep.
Alpaca wool has some wonderful qualities and as we examine them you will see why we here at Penrose Products love this fibre and use it. One of the reasons and a very important one for us is that alpaca wool is a good insulator and yet helps regulate temperature in our pillows and duvets. Alpaca wool is also naturally anti-allergenic so allergy sufferers will not suffer using alpaca wool products. There are many other reasons too so please read on.
Alpacas are domesticated members of the camelid family; the others are llamas, camels, guanacos and vicunas. They are native to South America, living in the higher altitudes of The Andes, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Alpacas are kept for their fleece and have been farmed for thousands of years. There are 2 breeds of Alpaca; the Huacaya (pronounced wakaya) and Suri. The Suri is not common in the UK and has a fleece which can be compared to dreadlocks which are long and loose.
There are many everyday objects that we take for granted and the pillow is probably one of them so let’s take a look at the history of the pillow. The use of pillows can be traced back thousands of years to the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia the area where Iraq is today. Archaeologists have discovered what we would call hard pillows, that is pillows usually made of stone. Many other civilizations also used hard pillows. The Chinese believed that soft pillows stole energy while you sleep.
This Mothers day weekend, Penrose Products launched two new luxury bedding ranges at the Futurity event at the Birmingham NEC. We displayed our two existing lines, Penrose Originals and Penrose Organics, alongside our two new lines, Penrose Linen and Penrose Nursery, in a field setting to promote the natural and sustainable benefits of our luxury bedding.
It is so frustrating to get into to bed and be unable to fall asleep. 25% of the population in the UK suffer some form of sleep disorder that results in excessive daytime sleepiness. That means that 1 in 4 of us do not sleep well. If you are suffering from a lack of sleep there are some things that you can do that will help you but please do be prepared to consult a doctor if this is becoming a serious problem. Here are some top tips that sleep experts recommend that will help you to sleep well.
On Friday the 26th of Aug we had our very successful launch of our products on the Ideal World shopping channel with our Alpaca Duvets and Pillows selling extremely well. Keep watching this space, we will be back on air in September. It was very exciting and we are looking forward to a long relationship with Ideal World TV with the Penrose Alpaca Product Range.