Product Information Duvets

  1. Different types of duvets
  2. Properties of synthetic duvets
  3. Properties of down duvets
  4. Properties of wool duvets 
  5. Properties of silk duvets
  6. Properties of cotton duvets 
  7. Care for a duvet
  8. Duvets suitable against allergies
  9. Warmth categories
  10. Stitching types 
  11. Thermo / 4-seasons duvet 
  12. Airing
  13. Washing and drying a duvet
  14. Lifespan of a duvet

 

 

 

  1. Different types of duvets
    We sell synthetic, wool and down duvets. We also have two different summer duvets in our range: natural silk and cotton.
     
  2. Qualities of synthetic duvets
    Our synthetic duvets are anti-bacterial and non-allergenic. These duvets are machine washable at 60 ˚ C, making them ideal for small children with occasional nocturnal accidents or for those prone to allergies.
     
  3. Qualities of down duvets 
    1. Why down? 
      A down duvet warms up quickly and is able to hold your body heat well. Moreover, down regulates moisture, making it very comfortable. Besides, a down duvet cools down very quickly again. A down duvet is lightweight and smooth and is good for the body.
    2. What is down exactly? 
      Down does not contain a quill and is the soft fine under plumage of a goose or a duck. They consist of almost invisible dozens of soft and silky filaments, themselves are equipped with barbs again. The purest down is found beneath the feathers, closest to the skin of the bird.
    3. Where does our down come from?
      Our duvets are filled with European duck down. These ducks are not bred for the harvesting of down and feathers. The down of these ducks is a natural side-product from poultry meat production. The supplier of our duvets is also affiliated with the European organization EDFA.

  4. Qualities of wool duvets 
    Wool is hygroscopic (it has a great moisture absorbing power). Besides, wool is elastic, so the duvet drapes perfectly around the body. A wool duvet is perfect for someone who likes to lie under a heavier duvet. Wool is a natural fire retardant.
     
  5. Qualities of silk duvets
    A silk duvet does not retain body heat and is therefore an ideal summer duvet.
     
  6. Properties of cotton duvets
    A cotton duvet has a high moisture absorbing capacity and does not retain body heat. This is a lovely duvet for the warm summer nights.
     
  7. Care for a duvet
    A duvet requires little maintenance. It is enough to shake and fluff your duvet daily and air it regularly. In normal use, a duvet only needs to be washed once every 4 to 5 years.
     
  8. Duvets suitable against allergies
    There are actually very few people who are allergic to feathers or down. However, there is the influence of dust mites, a minute translucent creature, found everywhere in our environment. Dust mites are among the most common triggers of respiratory problems and a small group of people suffer from it. A synthetic duvet is the first choice with this type of complaint. But if you do not like sleeping under a synthetic duvet, you can also consider down. Down duvets have a very tightly woven ticking so that it can be down proof. This makes it more difficult for dust mites to settle in.
     
  9. Warmth categories
    Duvets come in different warmth categories because the heat requirement varies from person to person. The warmth categories are related to the thickness of the duvet and help you determine which one is most suitable for you.

    Warmth categorie 1:
    A duvet with warmth categorie 1 is suitable for a cold room or if you quickly cool down.

    Warmth categorie 2:
    A duvet with warmth categorie 2 has an average heat insulation and is therefore most people's favorite.

    Warmth categorie 3:
    A duvet with warmth categorie 3 is suitable for a warm room or for someone who gets easily warm.

    Warmth categorie 4:
    Summer duvets have warmth categorie 4. These duvets ensure a deep and peaceful sleep during hot summer nights.
     
  10. Stitching types
    Our duvets have two different types of stitching:
    - Stitched through: this means that the filling is stitched with the ticking to ensure that the filling cannot shift and is evenly spread.
    - Stitched in a cassette/box construction: The top and under side of the ticking from the summer part of the 4-seasons duvets, are stitched together, fabric to fabric in squares or boxes. As a result, there is space between the blocks and because of this cold zones are created. The autumn parts and "single" duvets are square stitched. The filling is divided in single compartments and the duvets are provided with interior baffle walls stitched between the upper and the lower sides of the fabric layers so that the filling does not collapse and in order to prevent the formation of cold zones.
     
  11. Thermo / 4-seasons duvet
    A thermo or a 4-seasons duvet consists of two separate duvets with different fill weight. You can attach with a zip or buttons the so-called summer and autumn duvets together, so that the winter duvet is created. Like that you can adjust the duvet to your own needs.
     
  12. Airing
    You can air your duvet but it is not recommended to do so in full sun, mist or rain.
     
  13. Washing and drying a duvet
    In normal use, a duvet only needs to be cleaned once per 4 to 5 years. A synthetic duvet can be washed in the washing machine. Please bear in mind that a duvet takes space. It is important to use a large capacity washing machine, drying in a dryer only at medium temperature. A good tip: add a couple of tennis balls in the dryer to fluff up the filling during drying. However, we recommend that you bring larger size duvet to the launderette. All down, feather and wool duvets should be dry or chemically cleaned. When washing a duvet, there is a risk that it might shrink or lose its thickness.
     
  14. Lifespan of a duvet
    Under normal use a duvet should last on average 8 to 10 years.