The changing seasons can be confusing when it comes to picking the right bedding, without the added pressure of knowing what fabrics and fillings might affect any allergies you have.
If you’re about to embark on a mission to find the best anti-allergy duvet or pillows, you’ll find lots of products listed as hypoallergenic and anti-allergy, but what does this really mean and how do you know which is the best option for you?
We’ve put together this handy guide on everything you need to know about anti-allergy bedding, from definitions and recommendations, to knowing more about our fantastic anti-allergy duvets, pillows and sustainable bedding sets that don’t compromise on quality.
What does anti-allergy mean?
To put it into context, we aren’t talking about your typical hay fever (although symptoms can be similar). Generally, when talking about anti-allergy bedding, we are referring to products with anti-dust mite and anti-fungal qualities that prevent you from suffering from unpleasant allergy symptoms like eczema, asthma and other breathing conditions that will all, at some point or another, impact your quality of sleep.
While not everyone experiences these symptoms, they can be incredibly common and one of the simplest fixes is to invest in anti-allergy bedding. So, what exactly makes bedding anti-allergy?
There are a number of processes that can make bedding anti-allergy, and bedding products may have additional qualities or go through certain treatments that give them extra superpowers to eliminate the risk of causing any reactions.
Tightly woven calendared fabrics are best due to their ability to form a literal barrier against tiny mites. Using sanitised down and feather blends, as well as premium branded synthetics as we do, also means our bedding is so clean that there is no food source for these little mites in the first place.
We love that our natural products are also certified Downafresh® and NOMITE® compliant by the EDFA (European Down & Feather Association, meaning that our lovely bedding meets the EN 12935 standards for cleanliness and purity of feathers and down, and has amazing thermal properties and low humidity – not a good home for those pesky mites.
Anti-allergy duvets and pillows
Our gorgeous duvets come in a range of fills from synthetics to natural fillings.
The synthetic fillings we use, like our Hollowfibre or Microfibre duvets, are hypoallergenic meaning they won’t cause any nasty allergies or reactions at all. The processes used to make the fibres and down in these fillings go through multiple tests and strict protocols to become Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified, meeting all the health and safety standards to make them super safe and allergy-free. What’s more, it’s not just the filling, but the super soft covers, threads and finishes of the fabric too, so we’re super confident you’ll be snoozing safely in no time.
All of our natural fillings like our Hungarian goose feather and down duvets, are also hypoallergenic as the turbidity (cleanliness) of the fillings is really high. Are you ready for the science bit? Turbidity and oxygen tests are used to measure the amount of organic or biological matter in each batch of down and feathers products, with European standards needing a minimum of 300mm or above for turbidity and less than 20 for oxygen. We’re proud that our natural duvets all qualify with turbidity levels between 500 and 1000mm and oxygen levels far exceeding required standards for hypoallergenic bedding, so you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the very best protection.
Our anti-allergy bedding collections
Looking for anti-allergy pillows or an anti-allergy duvet and not sure where to start?
Developed with you in mind, we can pinkie promise that all of the bedding we create is not only super soft and comfortable but environmentally conscious and guaranteed to have you craving bedtime. Although we are confident that our feather and down bedding will keep you safe from any pesky allergies, below we have detailed a few of our feather-free ranges for those who want to steer clear.