Duvet Care Guide

How to wash a duvet

Before cleaning your duvet, always check the care label on the product for clarity on washing temperatures and the suitability of use of bleach, tumble drying and dry cleaning. Given the size of some duvets, we recommend using a professional laundering service at your local dry cleaner. Their large capacity washing machines and dryers are best suited to the size of this product. If you do choose to wash your duvet at home it is essential that you do not overload your washing machine. We recommend using a specially formulated duvet wash rather than standard laundry detergents as these can damage natural fillings. 

The drying stage will require patience to ensure that the filling is totally dry. Make sure that your duvet is 100% dry before using it to avoid clumping or ruining the filling. A good tip from one of our key partners is to weigh your duvet pre-wash and post-drying, if it weighs the same it should be reliably dry. We also recommend using tumble dryer balls to ensure filling stays even and fluffy. To keep your duvet in tip-top condition, we would recommend washing every 6-12 months. A good habit to form is to wash your duvet when switching for a new season. Always store duvets freshly cleaned in a breathable storage bag.

Can you put a duvet in the washing machine?

We've worked hard to make your life easier, and a lot of our duvets can be washed in a washing machine. We always recommend professional laundering; few homes have washing machines large enough for anything larger than a low tog single duvet. Larger duvets will not have enough space to circulate and so will not get effectively cleaned.

If you are confident in washing your duvet at home, always read the label and follow laundry instructions carefully.

Should you choose to wash your duvet yourself, we recommend you use our specialist duvet wash, which has been especially developed to respect delicate duvet fillings.

What is the best way to keep my duvet fresh?

Keep your bed fresh by pulling back the covers each morning to let your bed to air before you make it. This lets the fibres breathe and allows moisture to evaporate. Use this as a chance to shake out your duvet to redistribute and puff up the filling. We recommend you shake out your duvet daily, let it air before making your bed and wash it every 6 -12 months.

Which duvet fillings are the easiest to care for?

Natural fill and synthetic fill duvets stay looking good with only a light shake out to revive the filling. But if you can't lift a heavy duvet then you may find the lightness of a down-only duvet to be a better choice.

When washing and drying duvets, synthetic fills need the least attention. All our duvets can be machine washed and some can be tumble dried, but we strongly recommend you take your duvets to be cleaned and dried professionally. 

Choose a laundry professional who has experience with cleaning and drying duvets; they should be washed and dried in professional capacity machines and your duvet filling must be completely dry, to prevent damaging the fill. Some feather & down fills will clump together and lose their insulative properties if not properly dried. 

Incredibly, it can take several hours of tumble drying to thoroughly dry a feather & down duvet - a job best left to the professionals we think you'll agree!

Depending on the duvet filling, after how long should I change my duvet?

Our duvets are made with the greatest care and attention to detail and come with guarantees for your peace of mind.

Some fillings are naturally harder-wearing than others and so will last longer if you look after them correctly.

Our Canadian duvet and Ultimate Hungarian duvets have a 15-year guarantee. Our Luxury Silk, Duck Feather & Down, Goose Feather & Down and synthetic fill duvets have a 5-year guarantee. 

With good care, you'll find your duvet outlasts our guarantee to give you many years of good sleep. Take the time to shake your duvet out every morning, and pull back the covers to let your duvet breathe and allow moisture to evaporate. 

Wash duvet covers at least once a week. Consider using a duvet protector to protect your duvet from spills and accidents. We recommend you treat your duvet to a professional laundering every 6-12 months.

What should I do if my duvet filling starts clumping together?

If your duvet contains a feather and down fill or a loose synthetic fibre fill (like microfibre), give it a good shake to avoid clumping. This will give the filling a chance to redistribute throughout the duvet and help it recover. If you live in a damp house your duvet has a higher chance of clumping, so be sure to shake as frequently as possible, and keep it clean and dry.

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