A long time ago in Europe, duvets were a luxury only available to the aristocracy. As society developed, duvets became popular in the developed countries of Europe and the United States and became an essential part of their bedding for a good night's sleep. The use of duvets expanded from the aristocracy to the wealthy families in general. With the further improvement of people's living standards, the duvet has finally come into everyone's home. Follow Bedecor today to learn more about duvets and how to buy a good one.
The advantages of a duvet
01 Soft and warm
There is no natural warming material in the world that surpasses the warmth of down. And because down is so flexible, it is not only soft and warm, but also feels good against the skin! When tested with a 50% down content, it is 2.8 times lighter and fluffier than cotton and 2.2 times lighter than wool. For the same volume of natural down duvet, the down duvet is the lightest, about 1/3 the weight of a cotton duvet and 1/2 the weight of a wool silk duvet, making it lighter and warmer than other duvets with the same weight, and more elastic and fluffy.
02 Moisture absorption and dispersion
The human body excretes approximately 170cc of water per night during sleep, and bedding in general will accumulate too much water soon after use, creating a breeding ground for germs. As the down fibre has millions of breathing triangular pores and the surface layer contains waterproof grease, it can automatically shrink or expand with changes in external temperature and humidity, absorbing human sweat and moisture quickly and dispersing it, keeping the comforter clean and the body dry, and preventing rheumatism with long-term use.
Down duvets are durable and effective in terms of beauty. The duvets are not knotted, not deformed and are very durable and can be used for up to 18 years or more with proper maintenance. It can be maintained by not being scratched by sharp objects, by not being exposed to direct sunlight and by regularly drying it in a ventilated area. It also has a certain effect on beauty, as it helps to stabilise the central nervous system and allows you to fall into a sweet sleep quickly.
04 Health functions
The duvet is suitable for people with high blood pressure and for the prevention of rheumatism and arthritis. Patients with high blood pressure should not sleep with a duvet that is too heavy, as this can have an effect on their blood pressure. The duvet is the lightest and softest of all bedding materials, and patients feel no pressure when using it.
Due to the cold and wet conditions, people are susceptible to rheumatism and arthritis due to the wind and cold. In addition to its superior warmth, the duvet is also breathable and damp-regulating, so that the water discharged from the body is dissipated, and the body is dry, making it unsuitable for rheumatism and arthritis.
Buying a duvet
Relax the natural down duvet and let it recover naturally for three minutes, then press the duvet with your hand and release your hand immediately; if it springs back to its original state quickly, it is of good quality. The faster it bounces back, the better the quality of the down. If it does not bounce at all, the filling is likely to be chicken feathers or other long pieces of crushed wool.
The softness of the product is tested by touching and squeezing it to see if there are small intact pieces of hair or long pieces of hair or feather tubes that are too large and too thick. If it is soft to the touch and has small intact pieces of hair, it is a genuine product.
Pat the quilt vigorously to see if any dust spills out, the less dust spills the better.
Rub the quilt with both hands, if there is lint coming out, it means that the fabric is imitation lint and should not be purchased.
If you take a few deep breaths close to the duvet and there is no odour, it is a good product.
Weigh the duvet with your hands and look at the size, the lighter the weight and the larger the volume, the better.
Care of your duvet
If the duvet is stained, it should be dry-cleaned by a dry cleaners, whereas a normal fibre duvet can be machine washed directly.
02 Avoid slipping through spikes
The fabric of the duvet is down-proof, but even small holes can reveal down, so be careful when using the duvet to avoid cutting it with sharp objects.
Choose a good day to dry the duvet in a well-ventilated area free from direct sunlight, preferably between 10am and 3pm.