What is Tog?
Duvets and Quilts work by trapping warm air, and the higher the tog rating, the more warmth the duvet will provide. The table below will help you decide which tog rating is right for you.
||4.5 + 9.0 or 4.5 + 10.5|
UK Bedding Size Chart
||135cm x 200cm
||4ft 5" x 6ft 7"|
||200cm x 200cm
||6ft 7" x 6ft 7"|
||230cm x 220cm
||7ft 7" x 7ft 3"|
||260cm x 220cm
||8ft 6" x 7ft 3"|
What is Siberian/Hungarian Goose Down and how do they differ?
Genuine Siberian Goose Down is the world’s finest filling. It comes from a country with subzero temperatures so its warmth retention is exceptional. It is also finer, lighter, and softer than any other Goose Down. Our luxury duvets are filled with 100% genuine Siberian Goose down. To add weight and shape they are finished with luxurious Jacquard cotton and stitched in a box construction to prevent the filling from redistributing.
Siberian Goose down is more thermal than Hungarian down, as Siberian geese come from a colder region of the world, thus making their down more thermal.
What is thread count?
Thread count refers to the number of threads, both vertical and horizontal, in a one-inch square of fabric. Thread count is affected by a number of factors, including ply and thickness of the threads used. The ply of the fabric refers to how many threads are wrapped together into a single thread. Single-ply fabrics use threads on their own, while two-ply fabrics twist two pieces together into a stronger thread, as well as doubling the thread count of the fabric.
Using finer threads also allows for more thread to fit in a square inch. Finer thread often results in smoother, softer fabrics, part of the reason high thread count fabrics are considered more desirable than fabrics with a low thread count. Finer thread also results in a more fragile fabric, however, which may not always be ideal. Two-ply fabrics help solve this problem somewhat by strengthening the threads and creating a more durable, though heavier, fabric.
The general wisdom is that a thread count of higher than 100 is desirable - these fabrics are known as Percale - with somewhere above 180 being ideal. While fabrics are available with thread counts up to 1000, anything in excess of 300 is considered by most to be simply extraneous.
Because our Hungarian and Goose down duvets and pillows are sterilised twice in the manufacturing process, they are classed as "hypo-allergenic", making them suitable for the whole family.
Double needle stitching edge with self piping.
Cassette construction which means that the casing is divided up into pockets into which the filling is placed. This ensures the filling does not move around ensuring an even spread of insulation and no cold patches
A little about us
Companies selling duvets don’t usually produce their own. We broke the mould – for our own range, we visited factories around the world, until finally we found one that would produce duvets and pillows to our exacting specification. Because we keep our overheads low, we can maintain the low prices, passing on the savings.
Definition: Tog Rating
Tog ratings are really only used in the UK. The fabric of a typical man's suit has a thermal resistance of around 0.1 m2K/W. This measurement was simplified for general use and people called it "one tog".
The tog was invented by workers at the Shirley Institute, Manchester, in the 1940s. The name comes from the informal word "togs" for clothing. Tog values are used to measure the potential warmth of many products, not just duvets.
Note that the tog rating does not necessarily relate directly to the thickness of the duvet. Different materials have different thermal resistance characteristics and different thicknesses will be required to achieve the same tog rating.
Our Hungarian duvets have a 400 thread count covers & our Siberian duvets have a 500 thread count covers. The higher the thread count cover the less filling is required to achieve the same tog rating
Most hotels would use a 10.5TOG duvet and this Tog Rating can be achieved by using various fillings. If pure Goose down is used the duvet is lighter as you require less filling to achieve the rating. If down & feather then more filling would be required and if just feathers then the duvet becomes very heavy indeed.