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Do I have to wash my duvet and pillow?

It is not necessary to wash them, but if they get dirty, they can easily be washed without a problem. If you are allergic, it is a good idea to wash them at 60 degrees.
Just follow the instructions on the label.
See more about washing of duvets and pillows here.

Can I use ordinary washing detergent to wash my down duvet?

No, you must always use an enzyme-free detergent because the down will otherwise lose their fill power, and the duvet or pillow will become flat and unusable.

Is it a good idea to choose a double duvet?

A double duvet is a good idea only if you and your partner have the same heat needs. It is no good if you are sweating and your partner is freezing.

If I have allergies, can I still sleep with a down duvet?

Contrary to many myths, the term ”down or feather allergy” does not exist. This is why doctors do not run such tests when testing different allergic reactions.

Amongst them, the allergy to house-dust mite is the one that is most often associated with the bedroom. The main problem is the house-dust mite which thrives in warm and moist places. Read more about allergy and duvets here.

It is the excretions of the house-dust mite that some allergic people cannot handle. This is why you should always look for duvets bearing the NOMITE mark.

Is it best to air your duvet in the sunshine?

NO. You should air both your duvet and pillow as often as possible, but always with their case on and never in direct sunlight or bad weather as this can damage the natural lanolin layer (fat layer) that protects the down and the feathers.

How long should my duvet be?

It is recommended to use a duvet that is approx. 30 cm longer than your height. The dividing line of whether to choose a standard or an extra long duvet is persons between 170 and 180 cm tall.

If the duvet is too short, your feet or shoulders might be cold.

Does a bedspread have to be used to protect the duvet?

No, in any case not immediately after you get out of bed. Since a down duvet has a unique capacity to absorb moisture, the duvet will be moist when you get out of bed. This is why you should leave the duvet without a cover for 3-4 hours to allow the moisture to evaporate.

If you place a bedspread on the duvet immediately, the moisture will not be able to evaporate, the down in the duvet will remain damp and their capacity to keep you warm at night will deteriorate.