Questions about our wool duvets

 

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What is a wool duvet? How is it different from a down or synthetic duvet?

A wool duvet is a type of duvet made from natural wool fibers. Wool duvets are different from down duvets, which are made from bird feathers, and synthetic duvets, which are made from man-made materials. Wool duvets are known for their natural breathability, ability to regulate body temperature, and moisture-wicking properties.

Whom are wool duvets best suited for?

Wool duvets are best suited for those who prefer natural and sustainable bedding, and those seeking a duvet that can help regulate their body temperature all through the night. Wool duvets are especially popular with those who sleep hot or cold, as the wool fibers help to wick away moisture and regulate body temperature, thereby keeping the sleeper snug and comfortable all night long.

Wool is also a hypoallergenic natural fiber that resists mold, mildew and dust mites, making wool duvets a good choice for asthmatics and allergy sufferers.

In addition, wool duvets are an eco-friendly and sustainable choice, as wool is a renewable and biodegradable material that requires less energy to produce than synthetic materials.

What are the benefits of using a wool duvet?

The benefits of wool duvets include their natural breathability, moisture-wicking properties, and hypoallergenic qualities. As stated above, wool duvets are also considered a sustainable and eco-friendly choice because they are made from renewable resources and biodegradable materials. Additionally, wool duvets can last for many years if properly cared for.

How warm are wool duvets? Can they be used all throughout the year?

Wool duvets are known for their insulating properties, which make them suitable for all seasons. Wool can regulate body temperature and wick moisture away from the body, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Are wool duvets hypoallergenic?

Wool duvets are considered hypoallergenic because wool fibers naturally resist dust mites, mold, and bacteria. However, some people may still be allergic to wool, so it's important to test for any allergies before purchasing a wool duvet. Those whose skin doesn't agree with wool have no reason to worry, however, as your skin doesn't come into contact with our wool duvet due to our soft cotton cover. 

How do I care for my wool duvet to keep it in good condition?

Air your wool duvet out regularly and dry clean it when necessary to keep your wool duvet in good condition.

Our Swisswool duvets can be machine washed, but you should never put them in the dryer.

Do wool duvets have a smell? How do I get rid of it?

Some wool duvets may have a slight odor due to the natural lanolin in the wool fibers. To get rid of the smell, air out the duvet for a few days or use a natural odor absorber like baking soda.

Are wool duvets more expensive than other duvets?

Synthetic duvets are generally cheaper than natural duvets, but wool duvets are often roughly equal in price to down duvets. The price depends on the quality of the wool and where the duvets are manufactured.

Do wool duvets regulate body temperature?

Yes, that's wool's main benefit! Wool duvets help regulate your body temperature while you sleep because of their natural breathability and ability to wick moisture. Wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp, which can help prevent you from overheating and sweating.

How much does a typical wool duvet weigh? Does it matter?

A wool duvet's weight depends on the size and the amount of wool used in the duvet. The weight can range from 1-4 kilograms. The weight can affect how warm and fluffy the duvet is, so it's important to choose the right weight for you.

Do you have different weights?

We offer 2 different weights for our wool duvets. Most of our duvets are stuffed with wool at the rate of 290 grams per square meter. This is the average weight for a down and is ideal all year round for the majority of people who live in a house with central heating. 

We also offer 2 duvets padded of 460g / m2 in sizes 160x210cm and 200x210cm, which is ideal for cold interiors as well as cold winter periods, or simply for very chilly people.

What size duvet should I choose to fit my bed?

In addition to the size of the bed, there are two other factors to consider. First, how much of the duvet you want to fall out on each side of the bed and secondly how much you or you and your partner move around at night.

We recommend the following:

  • for a single bed of 80x200 cm, 90x200 cm, and 140x200 cm, we recommend a 140x200 cm duvet
  • for more comfort in a single bed of 80x200 cm, 90x200 cm, and 140x200 cm, we recommend a larger duvet, as in160x210 cm (Swiss standard size)
  • if you don't want your duvet to hang on the floor next to your bed, a duvet of 200x210 cm for a double bed of 120x190-200 cm
  • two 160x210 cm duvets for a 120x190 cm or 120x200 cm double bed, if your partner pulls the duvet down on his side during the night and you want to have your own duvet
  • a 240x240 cm size duvet for a double bed of 140x190 or 140x200cm, if you want your duvet to cover or even envelop you under all circumstances