About Our Duvets
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.
When we began the manufacture of our own duvets we had some key instructions for the guys that were doing all of the work. We insisted that the thread count on all of our manufactured duvets was at least 300 to 500 T/C.
What is Tog rating ?
Duvets come with their own scale of warmth called a 'tog' rating, and thicker doesn't necessarily mean warmer. The tog rating refers to effectiveness of a material's thermal insulation, using an ascending scale ranging from cool and lightweight low tog duvets at 4.5 and 7.0 tog, up to the extra Cosy 18 tog duvet.
Tog rating denotes the duvet filling's ability to trap air and therefore provide more warmth, which is something natural filled duvets are able to do with less materials than synthetic fiber duvets. This means natural filling duvets can feel lighter than their synthetic equals.
Duvet fillings come in different weights and warmth’s, from ultra-lightweight 1 tog duvets moving up in coziness to 15 tog duvets that will keep you super snug in winter. For convenience, we also offer all season duvets that combine a low and medium tog that can be used together as a thick high tog duvet on particularly cold nights, and separately for warmer evenings.
If you're in the market for a duvet, you've probably heard people talking about togs. These are actually a scientific measure of the relative warmth of a duvet – a very personal matter. Duvets are placed on a metal plate at body temperature in controlled conditions, and a measure is then taken of the heat lost through the duvet to the surrounding environment. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. The scale ranges from 1 tog all the way up to the warmest duvet in the UK, our Arctic 18 tog duvet.
When it comes to selecting the best duvet Tog for each season, we'd recommend:
UK Bedding Size Chart:
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.
We insisted that all of our duvets were safe toå use for the whole family, even those with allergies like asthma and hay fever
Because our Hungarian and Goose down duvets and pillows are sterilized twice in the manufacturing process, they are classed as "hypo-allergenic", making them suitable for the whole family.
We also insisted that our duvets must include the features of all other quality duvets.
Double needle stitching edge with self piping - you wont see our duvets falling apart like others do!
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.
Bird and animal welfare, and ethical sourcing
Feather and down products
As a responsible retailer, we're committed to ensuring high standards of animal welfare in all stages of the supply chain. We require that our suppliers do likewise, by eliminating cruel practices in animal husbandry and providing the best possible conditions for animals whose by-products are used to make the things we sell.
In support of this stance, we've formulated a policy that's applicable to all products containing animal derivatives or by-products, whether branded or own-brand. This includes the feather and down in pillows and duvets and toppers.