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How To Wash A Feather Down Duvet

Posted on by Sleep Expert

A feather down duvet can be great, the weighted feeling of the duvet on top of you can really help you to feel relaxed and comfortable whilst you sleep. However they can be a little daunting to wash. But fear not, we’ve created a guide on how to wash a feather down duvet so you can relax knowing we’ve got you covered.

 

How Do I Wash A Feather Down Duvet?

Firstly remove your duvet cover from the duvet, then place your duvet into your washing machine. Make sure you place it in without crumpling it up, as the machine spins you don’t want it to become tangled up.

Wash the duvet on it’s own, don’t place any other items in the washing machine as this may damage or rip the duvet. Add in your detergent and place on a 40°C cycle.

Once the washing cycle has finished, tumble dry the duvet until thoroughly dry. It’s best to tumble dry a feather down duvet as this will plump the feather up again, ensuring they are separated following the wash. Avoid line drying, this can take so long that mildew can start to grow in the filling before it dries. It may feel dry to touch but you must ensure the filling is completely dry before using the duvet, if it is damp you’ll risk rotting the filling.

Once dry add on a clean duvet cover and enjoy a restful night's sleep in your freshly cleaned down and feather duvet. 

 

How Often Should I Wash My Duvet?

We recommend washing your duvet once every 2 - 3 months at a minimum. On average we sweat up to 200ml per night, and although pyjamas and bed sheets help to absorb moisture and build up, it’s vital to wash your duvet as dirt will build up over time.

One of the biggest things to watch out for is dust mites, these are microscopic mites that can present themselves in the thousands. They live on the skin and can transfer onto the bed sheets from the dead skin cells we lose at night. 

Wash your duvet at 40°C once every couple of months to clean away dirt and build up. 

 

Can I Dry Clean My Feather Down Duvet?

No! Dry cleaning uses many chemicals that can harm the filling of your duvet. Stay away from dry cleaning and stick to the washing machine. If your washing machine and tumble dryer isn’t large enough to hold your duvet, take a trip to your local launderette, or visit a professional cleaner, dry cleaning is a big no no.

If you’re looking to upgrade your duvet to experience the ‘tucked-in’ feeling of a down duvet why not try the Goose Feather & Down Duvet. Made with 85% goose feather and 15% goose down this duvet is sure to enhance your comfortability so you can sleep peacefully.

The duvet features a 100% sustainably sourced cotton cover, with nomite protection for allergy sufferers. There’s one suitable for everybody, the Goose Feather & Down Duvet is available in single, double, king or super king size, with a different tog available for each season so you can sleep at the optimum temperature every night.

Goose Feather Down Duvet

 

For a super luxurious sleep try the Gold Hungarian Goose Down Duvet, this duvet has been certified A1 Grade, meaning it is acknowledged internationally as being one of the best quality down fillings in the world. The lofty down filling will drape around your body, holding you as you sleep. The duvet filling is made from 100% hungarian goose down and cased in a 420 thread count silky cotton sateen cover - it’s one not to be missed.

Hungarian Goose Down Duvet