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GUIDE TO BUYING DUVETS & PILLOWS

Choosing Your Duvet


The weight, softness and warmth of a duvet depends on its tog rating and filling.
 At the Fine Cotton Company, we stock natural duvets as they are extremely durable and naturally breathable.
For our contract customers, we supply natural and synthetic products.
These are available in a range of tog ratings.
 
How to Choose Your Tog
 
Tog ratings are based on a duvet's ability to trap warm air.
 
Natural filled duvets have efficient thermal properties and do not need to feel heavy so their weight can be deceptive.
The higher the tog rating; the warmer the duvet.
Generally tog ratings are suited to different times of the year:
Summer : 3.0 - 4.5 tog
Spring/Autumn: 6.0 - 10.5 tog
Winter: 12.0 - 13.5 tog

Choosing your filling
 
Duvets with natural fillings are soft, light and comfortable, in the same way that natural fibres help your skin 'breathe' more effectively.
They are also highly resilient.

Synthetic duvets are suitable for allergy sufferers.
 
There are benefits to all the different types of fillings and it really is down to personal choice.
 
All our duvets are manufactured to a high quality.
 
Choosing Duvets for Children
 
For children it is important that they do not overheat.
Duvets trap more air around children and this increases the level of warmth. It is better to choose a lighter weight duvet somewhere between 4.5 and 9 tog.
A heavier 13.5 tog duvet may well prove uncomfortable, and is not recommended.
 
We also stock duvets in cot and cot bed sizes, but please note that duvets and pillows are not suitable for children under 12 months and that a room temperature of 18°C is recommended by many health professionals.

 

 

Goose Down & Goose Feather & Down

Down comes from the breast of a duck or goose, is very good at trapping air and therefore an excellent insulator, offering a luxurious warmth and comfort yet very lightweight.
Down has no quill and so is very soft.
The more down in a duvet the softer, lighter and more luxurious it will feel.
 
Our goose down duvets are sensationally soft and light in weight but are very warm. They cope well with variations in temperature so can be used all year round.
Specialist cleaning is recommended.
Matching pillows are available.

Our better value goose feather & down duvets are available in different tog ratings

Silk

Silk is regarded as the best and most luxurious natural fibre next to your skin.
It is a naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and a thermal fibre that helps to regulate body temperature, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The silk filling is actually resistant to dust mites and a healthy choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Warm in winter and cool in summer, our silk filled duvets are 100% natural, hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites. The duvets are covered in a high quality 300 thread count cotton sateen which acts as a barrier against dust mites. They drape softly over the body for the ultimate sleep experience and two duvets can be buttoned together for versatility.
Our silk filled duvets are available in three weights to suit individual needs:
Summer weight duvets (2-4 tog): Perfect for hot summer nights or for those who prefer to be kept cool.
All seasons weight duvets (6-8 tog): Ideal for most people all year round - light enough for summer and warm enough for winter in a centrally heated home. NB. Combine the advantages of our light and medium weight duvets by buttoning them together for added warmth in winter.
Winter weight duvets (9-11 tog): For those that feel the cold and for the colder winter months.
 
The supplier of our 100% silk filled duvets has been awarded The Seal of Approval by Allergy UK (the operational name of the British Allergy Foundation).
Our silk filled duvets have been BSI tested.

Wool Duvets

Our quality assured, wool certified duvets have a superior handle and drape and give a flat even finish with a soft ivory cotton cover.
Pure wool provides natural temperature regulation which results in improved sleep.

Stitched with a unique design, the wool eliminates cold spots and is more porous than synthetic fillings. It is suitable for Asthma and allergy sufferers and greatly aids restfullness.
Soft and light wool duvets are available in 3 weights:

Wool Summer Light Weight - for the warmer summer months
Wool Spring/Autumn Medium Weight -  for the cooler spring and autumn months
Wool All Seasons Weight -  which combine 2 versatile pure wool duvets for a cool summer and fastened together will keep you warm in winter

Pillows

Choosing the correct pillow can make all the difference in ensuring you get a good night's sleep and the choice of filling is very important as it determines how much support the pillow will give your head.
The Fine Cotton Company stocks pillows in luxury goose down, wool, alpaca, silk and synthetic fillings.

Goose Down
Our down pillows are soft and luxurious.
A soft pillow is good to cradle the head, but you may need to add a firmer pillow below, to provide support and prevent a stiff neck when you wake up.
In a range of qualities and sizes.

Goose Down Surround
With a core of feathers surrounded by soft down, this gives the ultimate in support.
 
Silk Pillows
Our simply gorgeous 100% silk pillows have a 300 thread count 100% cotton sateen cover and are filled with A Grade long strand mulberry silk.

Wool Pillows
Made with a 100%  wool filling and covered in a wool quilted 100% cotton outer for breathability, moisture control and thermoregulation.

Smart Down
Made from 100% Recycled fibre with 100% cotton sustainably sourced cover.
The fibres are silky soft derived form recycled PET plastic bottles and make a great alternative to down.

Caring for Your Duvets & Pillows

We recommend that you take all our quilts and pillows to a specialist cleaner to be laundered and thoroughly dried.
This is because professional cleaners have large dryers to ensure your duvet is fully dry and won't develop mildew.
Full instructions can be found on each duvet care label.
 
With appropriate care, natural duvets will last for 10 to 15 years, however, the number of times a duvet is laundered will have an impact on its lifespan, as will repeatedly lying or sitting on top of it as this has the effect of compressing the filling and eventually diminishing its ability to trap air.
You should shake your duvet each morning to redistribute the filling.
 
All our pillows can be laundered in a large capacity washing machines but we do recommend they are cleaned professionally to ensure they are fully dried after washing.
Pillows will have a shorter lifespan than duvets.
This is because of the weight of our heads is flattening it all through the night and therefore over the years the level of support and comfort will deteriorate.
We suggest you plump up pillows daily

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