ZOOM ON

Bien choisir sa couette

A l’exception des périodes estivales très chaudes, la couette vous offre en toute saison, tout le confort dont vous avez besoin pour bien dormir. Comment vous assurez que vous avez opéré le meilleur choix ? Suivez ces conseils qui vous seront d’une grande utilité.

Material: feathers, down or synthetic?

Material: feathers, down or synthetic?

A duvet is a bedroom essential, whether in summer or winter (since sometimes we feel cold during summer and warm during winter!).

Which material offers the most benefits? - Down duvets are softest, warmest and mosst comfortable.

They absorb moisture and facilitate air circulation, which is ideal for people who perspire a lot during their sleep.

Although an all-down duvet doesn't exist, it's important that you choose a duvet with between 70 and 90% duvet so that you enjoy the ultimate in light, fluffy softness.

- Ironically, feather duvets are heavier, and even though they're warm, they're great for perspiration.

If the feathers are thick, you'll see the little cartilages under the duvet

- definitely not ideal for a comfortable sleep!

If you're ashmatic or allergic to down or feathers, you might be more comfortable with another type of duvet.

- Synthetic duvets are better suited to people with allergies.

They're light and easy to care for.

Synthetic duvets are produced with polyester fibre (sometimes recycled) that guarantees the same kind of puffiness you'd get with a down duvet, but at a fraction of the price.



The casing and the stitching

Whether you choose a synthetic, down or feather duvet, it's imperative that you opt for a 100% cotton casing to allow the duvet to breathe.

Ensure that the threading is tight (120 to 150 threads/cm2) for down and feather duvets - this prevents the feathers or the down from falling out.

For synthetic duvets, a threading of 90 threads/cm2 is ideal. As for stitiching, ensure that it penetrates all the layers of the duvet in square stitching, paroi square stitching or tunnel stitching.

The boites à carreau paroi stitching encourages duvet puffiness and better heat distribution.



Season-specific

Season-specific

Select your duvet depending on the season or the temperature of your bedroom.

Lighter duvets are ideal for warm seasons, while heavier ones are better suited to the colder months.

For those who can't stand the cold, both duvets come in handy during winter time!



Maintenance: how to wash your duvet?

Synthetic duvets are machine-washable, although the machine should be set to a moderate spin cycle to avoid compromising the casing and losing fiber.

For increased puffiness, place a tennis ball in the machine drum while it dries.

Down and feather duvets should be washed by hand by a professional in lukewarm water, and then dried quickly.

Natural duvets should never be dry-cleaned.

All duvets should be washed at least once a year.

It's important to follow the washing instructions carefully.

A tip: never expose a synthetic duvet to the sun. Instead, air it regularly on the washing line or place it in the tumble-dryer twice a year.

To avoid compacting a down duvet, it's not advised to lie or sit on it.



When to get a new duvet ?

When to get a new duvet ?

Duvets lose their puffiness over time, so consider replacing your duvet every five to seven years.

You can certainly keep the original packaging for other uses.

Keep old duvets in a dry place - they can still be of use!



Tips for your linens