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Caring For Your Duvets And Pillows

The great news is that all of our duvets and pillows are machine washable, and you should only  need to wash your duvet every 4 or 5 years. If you spill a cuppa on your duvet, we advise you to spot wash that patch with a damp cloth and some warm soapy water, rather than wash the whole thing. Make sure you dry the area thoroughly with a cool hair dryer before you use it again, or allow it to dry naturally outside.

If you feel that your duvet needs a good wash, then follow these instructions…(Most local dry cleaners will provide this service for you)

 

Caring for natural duvet fillings

 

Natural Fillings

If you’ve chosen a natural filling, we recommend you air the duvet for 24 hours before you use it. As the filling is natural, there may be a slight odour on arrival, which will quickly disappear with airing. When you come to wash your bedding, we strongly advise that you take it to a specialist cleaner. Although you can wash it yourself at home, making sure the item is completely dry is so important. If you don’t dry your natural duvet or pillow completely, the feather/down will break down, creating a noticeable odour, and no one wants that. Washing should be done on a gentle cycle at 40 degrees, and tumble dry on a low heat until thoroughly dry. It is critical that commercial laundries follow the wash instructions exactly, as using too high a temperature for washing and drying will damage the item. Don't worry, we've popped all the instructions on the labels too.

If you choose to wash your bedding yourself, drying on a sunny day and a washing line will be fine, but try to hang the duvet in the shade to air. Direct sunlight tends to make the down sweat, which could also produce an odour. If in any doubt, take it to your local experts for washing. That’s what we do.

 

Caring for synthetic bedding

 

Synthetic Fillings

The easiest to wash, all of our synthetic filled items can be machine washed at 40 degrees. You can dry your hollowfibre duvet and pillows in a tumble dryer on a low heat, or outside in the breeze. If you choose the tumble dryer, take it out every now and then, and give it a shake. Most importantly, please don’t dry clean these items, as it could cause damage. You can however take them to be washed by a local expert, the machines might be a little bigger than yours.

 
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