Did you spend many hours of your day in your bed? If yes, you have to be meticulous when you pick your duvet cover to sleep well. Yet, choosing a duvet cover isn’t easy as you have access to a wide variety of different quality. An expert in home linens offers you the best advice to select the duvet cover that suits your needs perfectly. What are the variations between natural and synthetic textiles? What size of the duvet cover will you choose according to the mattress?
1. NATURAL DUVET OR SYNTHETIC DUVET?
THE BENEFITS OF A NATURAL DUVET
For several reasons nothing is better than a natural duvet packed with goose or duck feathers:
- Thermos-regulating a natural duvet: it enabled the air to circulate easily and removes the humidity
- Natural duvet has great isothermal properties.
- Natural duvet has a 2 to 3 times longer shelf-life than a synthetic duvet.
- Natural duvet is cleaner, comfier and lighter.
- Natural duvet is ideal for people with allergies.
Feather and down are not a cause of allergy, in contrast to common belief. Allergies are caused mainly by dust and the mites in the bedding. These components don’t remain on natural materials but to synthetic materials which produce static electricity. It’s recommended that you shake your duvet regularly and wash it once or twice a year to avoid dust mites.
We offer 2 models of natural duvets:
- Premium duvet with 70% white duck down and 30% feather.
- Classic duvet, with 90% white duck down and 10% feather.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SYNTHETIC DUVET?
The synthetic duvet was originally intended to replicate the natural duvet, as a vocation. Today, it compensates the shortage of natural products and persuade by its competitive price. Synthetic duvets and synthetic pillows are available in various types of synthetic fibers at all prices. Our high demands lead us to pick the best fibers that will satisfy you:
- Ordinary fiber: The most basic and cheapest fiber. This fiber has a low insulation quality.
- Hollow fiber: This fiber has a greater quality than the normal fiber. It helps the air to flow as a pipe, and thus has a better ability to thermal insulate. Indeed air is the world’s best insulator.
- Hollow silicon-coated fiber: This fiber is silicon-coated, and slipperier. So, they’re not clustered in one of the duvet corners but they’re spread around the entire duvet. The warmth is better designated, and duvet is suppler. The objective is to replicate the effect of the duck’s puff or goose down.
- Microfiber: Microfibers are hollow fibers twice smaller in diameter, providing the synthetic fiber with advantages similar to the natural duvet: the smaller the diameter, the more isolated the duvet.
- Silicone-coated ball fiber: Ball fibers have much more elasticity than hollow fiber, but they are less complicated and more competitively price than hollow fiber
2. THE SHELL OF YOUR DUVET
FABRIC AND ITS FINISHES:
For duvet shells, 2 types of fabrics are used: 145 TC cotton and cotton percale for duvets with natural filling and 200 TC cotton percale for duvets with synthetic filling. The compact weave of cotton percale ensures the cover is impermeable. It doesn’t let the filling go over it. This provides a strong barrier to dust mites too.
Several types of finishes can be identified with these covers: the written bias or the piping and the double stitch for greater strength
In the performance of the duvet cover, the way the filling is arranged and holds on plays a major role.
Selected two stitching types for our duvets:
- Wave stitching, allowing the filling to sustain with 2 bands on the entire duvet. This way the filling will spread evenly.
- Square stitching which contains the filling and prevents it from moving in the duvet. This stitching ensures absolute strength.
CHOOSING DUVET ACCORDING TO THE SEASON
The duvet must be acclimated according to room temperature. The natural duvets and microfiber duvets are also more acclimated to the cold seasons. The fabric and weight are important features to consider when selecting a duvet.
The weight varies depending on the kind of filling. Natural duvets really are lighter than synthetic duvets. A natural duvet is adapted from 250g / m2 for the winter season while a microfiber duvet is adapted from 400g / m2 for this season. You’ll consider using a polyester duvet weighing 500g / m2 during the summer.
4. NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR DUVET
As a respect for nature is important, products that are least damaging for the environment are produced.
Natural Duvets are handled strictly: sorting, washing and sterilization at high temperatures guarantee a maximal hygiene for duvets. Other treatments can be applied on synthetic duvets.
Duvets treated with anti-dust mites: 100% natural treatment with extract of essential oils, remain effective even after repeated washing.
Duvets Teflon anti-stain treatment: This treatment helps the duvet to retain the new aspect longer, prevents it from stains and improves the washing.