Duvet Buying Guide
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Here at Lancashire Textiles, we offer a wide range of 100% British made products that are made in our mill every day. Because we have British made products, it means quicker delivery times and less air miles to get to you, making it better than some alternatives that are shipped internationally. We have a large range of new bedding; from our popular ‘sleep on a cloud extra thick mattress topper’ to our own factory seconds. Our bedding shop is attached to our factory, meaning you ca buy in store as well as online. All our customer service team are happy to help you with any questions and queries you have regarding our products, your orders or anything else you may need.
A tog rating is based on how warm a duvet will keep you, the higher the tog rating, the warmer it will keep you; it does not relate to the thickness of a duvet. Togs range is from 1 to 15. In the Summer, a common tog to use is 1-4.5 as this will keep you a cooler in the hotter months. In Autumn, its 7-10.5 tog and in Winter its 12-15. If you can’t decide, there always the option of an all season duvet, or alternatively, purchasing a 10.5 tog duvet and using it throughout the whole year, as it can be used for all seasons.
A natural duvet is a great solution for those who struggle to stay at a comfortable temperature at night. They are filled using either goose or duck down feathers and have better thermal insulation than synthetic duvets. Natural filled duvets are often made with less material than synthetic fibre duvets, which means they can be on the thinner side, this is a benefit to people who would rather have a lightweight duvet rather than a heavy thick one, which can be harder to wash at home.
A synthetic duvet is designed to have the softness of a feather and down duvet and are often more affordable than a natural duvet. They are made with a polyester and are easy to care for and a great choice for allergy sufferers who cannot use down and feathers. Synthetic duvets are also way easier to wash and quicker to dry, making them much easier to care for. Polyester fibres add comfort and warmth and has a great thickness. Hollowfibre duvets have follow fibres that helps to trap more warmth and keep things lighter at higher tog ratings. Meanwhile, microfibre are very fine fibres that are extra soft and give your duvet plenty of volume, which means its great if you’re allergic to feathers but still long to have the soft down like feel.
A wool duvet is around 50% better at managing moister your body produces when overheating, compared to down or feather duvets due to the structure of the fibres. This means you’ll feel comfortable all night. A wool duvet can even keep two people sharing a bed happy as it adapts to the two different body temperatures.
Autumn & Winter Duvets
High tog duvets for use in Autumn & Winter to keep you nice and warm.
Spring & Summer Duvets
Low tog lightweight duvets to keep your body cool in summer.
A thread count is the number of threads that run horizontally and vertically within a 1 square inch of the fabric. A higher thread count means there is less chance of filling wriggling its way out. Higher thread counts make a sheet feel softer and can make have a better quality. Cotton sheets are exceptionally durable and easy to care for. Cotton often has a crisp finish that looks fresh and has an inviting feel. A polycotton sheet is made using durable polyester and soft cotton, another easy-care option that lasts along time.
The size of your bed will usually dictate the size of your duvet, with single through to emperor size duvets made to fit the standard dimensions of these beds.
Children should not sleep under anything warmer than a 10.5 tog duvet. An adult sized duvet will trap more air around their small frames keeping them much warmer.
It is recommended that you wash your duvet every 6-12 months to keep it clean. To avoid the filling clumping, please ensure the duvet is properly dry before using. Always check the care label on your duvet.