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05 Dec, 2005
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Whats the difference between Natural or Synthetic?
Natural duvets offer greater comfort, through their greater drapability and superior breathability. For the same tog rating, a natural duvet will be lighter than a synthetic. The useful lifespan of natural fillings tends to be longer than synthetic ones.Synthetic duvets are suitable for those suffering from allergy to feathers. They tend to be less expensive than the naturals
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How long will my duvets and pillows last?
If proper care is given to duvets and pillows the rule of thumb is 5-10 years for synthetics and 10-15 years for naturals. Pillows tend not to last as long because they are subject to more wear and tear than duvets as you sleep on the pillow and under the duvet, therefore this would apply to feather beds also. Proper care would involve the following:
Regular airing of duvets (new duvets for 24 hours before use)
Shake the duvet now and again to fill it with air and maximise its loft
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What is down? Why choose goose above duck?
Down clusters lie closer to the body of the bird than feathers. Down has no quill and is therefore lighter, warmer and softer.
Down lies closest to the bird's body and acts as an insulating layer. Feathers, which lie further from the body, do not play this role to the same extent. Feather and down duvets, therefore, need to be heavier than pure down duvets of the same tog.
Goose down clusters are larger than those of duck, achieving greater warmth for the same weight of filling.