Product Handbook

FINDING THE RIGHT DUVET:

Casing: should be a high enough thread count to prevent noisy crunching. The softer the shell, the lighter and more breathable the duvet will be.

Construction: should be baffle box (not channels) to prevent clumping and cold spots. 

Filling: pure white goose down. The amount of down fill weight (tog) is a personal preference as well as typically dependant on the climate. For summer, or if you are hot when you sleep, choose a low tog duvet. If you're usually cold, or during colder months you may prefer the warmth of a higher tog duvet. Scroll down for more details on sizes.

 

FINDING THE PERFECT PILLOW:

The pillow is a key component of a great sleep. Fine pillows are filled with goose down or a blend of down and feather. All of our pillows are hypo-allergenic so everyone can enjoy them. When choosing a pillow, you'll want to keep the following in mind:

Soft: A good choice for stomach sleepers - look for a pure goose down pillow. 
Soft-Medium / Medium-Firm: Best for back and side sleepers - choose an extra-plump goose down pillow, or down/feather blend pillow.

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Our down and feather is ethically sourced - our welfare policy can be viewed here

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A DUVET GUIDE 

UNDERSTANDING TOGS:

In simple terms, tog indicates the warmth the duvet will provide; the higher the tog (and thus usually weight of duvet), the greater the level of insulation provided by the duvet. Choosing a duvet of course depends on your needs and the weather. Following is an indicator of warmth recommended for the seasons. 

Summer Spring/Autumn Winter Year-round
4.5 tog 9 - 10.5 tog 13.5 tog  'all-seasons' *

 

*All-seasons: 9 + 4.5 tog duvets that fasten together (using button along sides) to form one winter duvet (13.5 tog equivalent), or can be separated and used individually.

The duvet filling play a major role in the warmth, insulation and breathability of the duvet, read on for a lowdown on fillings.

 

DUVET SIZE GUIDE:

Our duvets are available is various sizes to suit your needs. Choosing the correct size is an important and a personal choice - if you wish your duvet to drape your bed, or if you find yourself duvet-tussling with your partner during the night, one size up may better suit your needs!

Our duvet sizes are as follows (in CM):

Single Double King Superking
135 x 200 200 x 200 230 x 220 260 x 220

 

 

THE LOWDOWN ON FILLINGS:

The duvet filling plays the major role of determining warmth; so a down duvet will offer superior insulation than an equivalent tog microfibre duvet.

Our down duvets are filled with pure down from their respective regions and are encased in pure cotton covers. Our synthetic duvets are avilable i a range of fibre fillings. Our natural silk duvets are a great non-synthetic and natural choice.

There are various different down-fillings. Canadian down tends to be sought after due to its rarity and high quality and has a consistently high fill power; Hungarian and Siberian are both fine quality down from their respective regions, with Siberian geese having slightly larger clusters and thus higher fill-power; our Edelweiss collection is filled with pure Hungarian down sourced from only the finest available down with an extremely high fill-power.

Nothing compares to goose down! Goose down is insulating and breathable so it’s not too hot in the summer, yet will keep you warm in the winter. Good duvets are an investment and can last many many years... 

 

WHAT IS FILL POWER?

Fill power, measured in cubic inches is a volume - it's the amount of space an ounce of down occupies when allowed to reach it's maximum loft. The higher the fill power of the down, the larger the actual down cluster is. For example, one ounce of 800 fill power down will occupy 800 cubic inches when compressed. This means that the product is fluffier and loftier, offers better insulation (and allows for a lighter duvet as less filling is required to achieve the same or better warmth and insulation than lower quality down). Fill power ranges from 500 to around 800 - the higher the better.

 

CASING AND CONSTRUCTION:

All our down duvets boast double stitched edges and baffle box construction. Baffle box is a technique of stitching squares into the duvet to ensure filling remains in it's place to prevent clumping and cold spots in the duvet. As a result, the filling is evenly distributed in pockets and in between each pocket, our duvets have an internal dividing wall which prevents the movement of feather and down, leaving no cold spots in the duvet.

*Please note, the norm for 4.5 tog duvets are to be stitched through (as opposed to internal walls) due to the lower amount of filling used in the duvet.

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR DUVET:

Head over to our 'care guide' section for information on how to care for your duvets, pillows and bedding.  

Care Guide

TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR CUDDLEDOWN PRODUCTS IS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

General Guidelines
Avoid products containing harsh chemicals (such as: benzoyl peroxide and  bleach).
Wash similar items together – same colour and fabric. Avoid washing with clothing – zippers etc. cause abrasion.
 
DUVETS AND PILLOWS

Down (and Feather) Filling

Professionally clean (most good launderettes offer 'down' products cleaning service).
Whilst not recommended, these items are machine washable - ensure the machine has ample space. Use gentle detergent (no softeners, or harsh cleaning agents), and run on a 30/40° delicate cycle. Should be thoroughly dried on low heat (use drying balls to aid drying process). Remove promptly when dry.

Synthetic Filling

Professionally clean (most good launderettes offer duvet and pillow cleaning service).
These items are machine washable - ensure the machine has ample space. Use gentle detergent (no softeners, or harsh cleaning agents), and run on a 40° delicate cycle. Should be thoroughly dried on low heat (use drying balls to aid drying process). Remove promptly when dry.

Silk

Professionally clean (most good launderettes offer duvet and pillow cleaning service).
These items are machine washable - ensure the machine has ample space. Use gentle detergent (no softeners, or harsh cleaning agents), and run on a 40° delicate cycle. Should be thoroughly dried on low heat (use drying balls to aid drying process).

BEDDING, PROTECTORS AND TOWELS

Bedding

Machine wash using mild detergent. Tumble dry on low. Do not bleach. Iron on low heat if desired.

Towels

Machine wash using mild detergent. without softener (as these ruin fibres). Tumble dry. Do not bleach. We recommend washing on their own the first time to prevent colour bleeding onto other clothing.

Protectors

Machine wash using mild detergent. Tumble dry on low - be careful to ensure zippers are protected to prevent damage to zip and machine. Do not bleach. Iron on low heat if desired.