Duvet Vs Quilt Vs Comforter: The Difference & How To Choose
Sleep is essential in allowing our body and mind to recharge, helping us feel refreshed and alert the next day. When a person is sleep deprived, it affects every aspect of their life - from their ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process information. For an optimal sleeping experience, you will need the right bedding accessories. These include the best mattress, pillows, bed sheets, and blankets. What’s a bed worth without the perfect cover anyway?
A well-chosen duvet and duvet cover in Singapore should keep you cozy and sleeping soundly through the entire night. But we understand that it can get confusing to choose between the different covers - comforter vs quilt vs duvet. No need to lose any sleep over this, we’ve put together an article to help understand everything you need to know about their differences and which you should buy.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Comforter, Duvet, Or Quilt Differences Go To Section
What Is A Duvet? Go To Section
1. Brief History Of Duvet
2. What Makes Up A Duvet?
What Is A Quilt? Go To Section
What Is A Comforter? Go To Section
Duvet Vs Quilt Vs Comforter : Which One To Choose Go To Section
4 Common Benefits Of Using A Duvet Go To Section
1. Easier To Care For
3. Convenient Styling
4. Lightweight And Lofty
How To Choose A Duvet? Go To Section
3. Fill Power And Weight
5. Duvet Sizes
7. Trusted Brands
Discover Weavve's TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet Go To Section
1. Cool And Lightweight
2. Treated With SILVADUR™ For Antimicrobial Properties and Maximized Durability
3. 350 TC Pocketed Quilting
4. Tie Loops To Keep Them In Place
5. Certified Free From Harmful Chemicals
How To Wash A Duvet Go To Section
1. How Often To Wash
2. How To Wash
3. How To Dry
4. What To Avoid
Frequently Asked Questions: Duvet Vs Quilt Vs Comforter Go To Section
Comforter, DUVET, OR QUILT DIFFERENCES
Duvets, quilts, and comforters have often been coined as the same product with different names, but they are actually three separate bedding types.
When debating what to pick, here are some distinct differences you should consider before making a purchase.
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Two pieces - duvet and duvet cover
One piece with three layers - top, batting, and bottom
One piece with three layers - front, filling, and back
Down, feathers, TENCEL™, bamboo, synthetic fibers, etc.
Cotton, wool, voile
Down, feathers, fiber
Keeps you warm and cozy
Simplify overall bedding
Provide warmth and comfort
Good choice of bedding when it comes to layering
Colorful and decorative fabrics can also be used as a motif piece
All in the name - for comfort!
Requires layering of bedding sets
Cozy yet still excellent at temperature regulation
Soft and lightweight
Great at keeping you warm
Warm but not too fluffy
Stuffier materials make it heavier than other bed coverings
May not be warm enough for colder days, which means that more layers are needed such as a flat sheet
Soft and lightweight
Does not require quilting as it only has one layer
Modern and sleek look
Light-colored or plain for easy styling
Quilted to form unique grid patterns - square, triangular, or diamond shapes
Can either have a modern, minimalistic look or bold look with a wide variety of colors and patterns
Quilted only on the sides
Simple and clean look
Can come in a wide variety of designs
Highly durable as only the duvet cover needs to be washed
Moderately durable, depending on the quality of the craftsmanship
Can last up to 15 years, depending on the frequency of use, baffle, and maintenance
Easy to clean
Easy to style
Can be customized
Easy to care for
Stylish and luxurious
Depending on whether it is a custom piece or handmade, the price may vary
Different price points available, from more budget-friendly to luxury options depending on the type of filling
The main similarities between the three is that they serve as bed coverings and a layer of style for your overall bed. Ultimately, personal preference plays the biggest role in purchasing the best bed coverings for yourself. It depends on whether you’d prefer to use a cover based on your sleeping needs and lifestyle.
What is a Duvet?
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In Europe, the term "duvet" is used somewhat more broadly, whereas in the US, it is described as a quilted insert that is distinct from the comforter. It is one of beautiful bedding toppers that keeps the sleeper warm and comfortable. To keep the filling from becoming excessively clumpy or flat on either side, duvets feature intricate stitching.
Typically filled with down, wool, TENCEL™, or synthetic fibers, this smooth blanket isn't meant to be quilted or sewn. Unlike comforters, they have a less "finished" appearance. Duvet covers are sold separately, while duvets are intended to be an insert. This means that it may require an entire set and you may mix and match it with other bedding materials. If you don't want to, duvets are typically warm enough to use alone without any additional sheets or blankets.
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Brief History Of Duvets
With its long history, it is unsure who was the first inventor of this bedding. There have been speculations that the first documented use of the duvet was 5000 years ago by the Chinese. Then back to the days of Vikings (793–1066 AD), people used blankets made of Eider duck. Meanwhile, some sources say that the origination of "coverlet" can be traced to the English gentleman Paul Rycaut who snuggled under stuffed coverings and shared the idea with his friends.
Research shows that Sir Terence Conran was the founder of duvets in the 1950s, inspired by the idea of being able to make the bed with “just a couple of shakes”. It was then sold commercially by a department store in Europe named Harrods but it only truly hit the mass market in 1964 when Conran opened his very own interior design chain, Habitat, in London. They marketed the product as a convenience product that allows users to make their bed “in around 10 minutes”.
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Needless to say, the purpose of a duvet has stayed the same ever since - for simplicity and ease.
What Makes Up A Duvet?
There are two layers to a duvet - the filling and the shell. Different fillings have their respective benefits which we will go more into detail later when we explain the tips and tricks to choosing the best duvet for yourself.
The shell can make or break the experience of using a duvet. Its purpose is to ensure that it has a high enough thread count to keep the filling inside and prevent leaking, without sacrificing breathability. Anything above 300 will be good and can give the duvet a soft and airy feel. From cotton to TENCEL™, there is a wide variety of materials for you to choose from for the optimal experience.
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What is a Quilt?
The word ‘quilt’ is linked to the Latin word “culcita’ - meaning a bolster or cushion. Quilting defines the act of stitching together pieces of fabric between padding and is considered an age-old form of art that can be traced back to at least medieval times. The earliest purpose of quilting was used to make functional bed covers for people to stay warm during winter.
However, they serve a much greater purpose than just that - they tell a story. It could be the story of a young girl piecing together a quilt for her future bridal bed or a mother creating multiple quilts for each of her children to take with them when they left home. Often a mismatch of fabrics, colors, and shapes, these quilts had a unique beauty of their own that told the story of a person’s life.
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Albeit the shift to modern day quilting, mostly done by machines, custom made quilts can still be created. Many variations of quilting were developed during these early times to adapt to the conditions of their lives and many superior techniques have survived being passed down through generations. However with the rise of comforters and duvets, many have chosen to transition to these more modern blanket types instead.
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What is a Comforter?
As the name suggests, a comforter is a thick, quilted, and fluffy blanket that is used to keep you comfy and cozy. It is used to help keep you warm and toasty when it’s cold. It is usually filled with down, feathers, or fibers to give its luxurious fullness. These fillings are held in place and evenly distributed by quilting and stitching.
Caring for your comforter is as simple as throwing it into the washer with your other bedding as no comforter cover is required. However, this also means that it needs to be washed more frequently because the fabric itself is exposed to dirt and external environment. And due to it being uncovered, a top sheet and a blanket would still be needed to get you through the colder days, which is perfect for those who prefer a layered look to their beds.
Note, however, to take into account the Singapore’s hot and humid weather when choosing a blanket as regular thick ones may be uncomfortable to use. Consider using more lightweight and breathable fabrics for warmer nights.
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Duvet Vs quilt VS COMFORTER: Which one Should you choose?
Here at Weavve, we believe that temperature-regulating duvets are the best bet when it comes to bed covers given their simplicity and compatibility to Singapore’s climate. Now we’ll dive deep into the benefits of duvets in Singapore and how to choose the best one for yourself.
4 COMMON BENEFITS OF USING a duvet
Modern and luxurious bedding styles are gaining in popularity. Hence, it isn’t a surprise that there has been trends of growing adoption of duvets by individuals seen globally. From growing awareness of the differences between a duvet and a comforter and expansion of the hospitality industry, there are various drives to the increase in demand for this type of bedding.
A duvet is one of the best choices in building your bed, with options to customize the weight, warmth and style. However, it is understandable that everyday people may still be uncertain about the duvet benefits. Here are three reasons why buying the best duvet in Singapore will be a worthy investment for you.
Easier To Care For
Unlike a comforter blanket, a duvet can't be used alone as it needs a cover. This is because it’s like a flat feather bed with box stitching that requires more delicate care in order to maximize its lifespan. You may change up your style whenever you please because of its ability to change its cover. In order to help prolong the blanket lifespan, make sure it lies on top of you instead of under such that the filler won’t get damaged as quickly.
The main purpose of duvets is to cut down the number of bedding on your bed as it often takes the role of flat sheets, blankets, and quilts. It is an absolute time saver when it comes to maintaining your bed. So, if you are someone who is always in a rush for time and doesn’t fancy extra bed coverings, a duvet may be more suited for you.
Because of its ability to change its cover, you may change up your style whenever you please. Bed covers are an easy yet impactful way of giving a bedroom personality. From dark and classy to colorful and bright, Weavve has duvet covers that come in a wide range of hues for everyone.
Featuring Weavve’s Lyocell Sheets in Sky Blue
Lightweight And Lofty
Modern duvets, especially synthetic duvets, are filled with lightweight fabrics that make them softer and fluffier without trapping too much heat in them. Hence, making them perfect for Singapore’s warm and humid weather.
Ultimately, we recommend that you choose bedding sets - whether sheets or blankets - that work the best for your home and lifestyle.
How to choose a duvet: top Factors to consider
Now that you understand the differences between the types of duvets available, it is time to learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to choosing the perfect blanket for you. We’ve broken this process down into 8 factors to consider in finding high-quality quilt or duvet.
TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) refers to the degree of warmth and insulation you will feel when you’re under your duvet. The TOG scale ranges from a cool 1.5 TOG to a very snug 15 TOG. Essentially, the higher the tog, the warmer the material. So before you purchase, ask yourself: do I prefer to be warm and snuggled up at night or do I like the cooling breeze from the air conditioner better? Your sleeping style should guide you into choosing the best duvet for yourself. If you fall into the latter category of sleepers, you may consider purchasing a blanket on the lower end of the TOG scale.
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This is also especially important when it comes to choosing a duvet for children. They tend to trap heat more easily than adults, hence a higher TOG may lead to overheating and suffocation. We recommend that children under the age of 10 should not use a duvet with a TOG rating higher than 10.5.
The duvet filling can determine the quality of your experience. Those who have accustomed themselves to natural filled duvets swear by them and claim that there is no better way to stay warm and cozy all night long. Natural fillings like goose down and feather are soft and warm. They also tend to be heavier and larger to give you that added pressure that feels like a hug when you sleep at night. However, this depends on its down to feather ratio - the higher the ratio, the lighter and warmer the blanket.
On the other hand, if you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies, you may want to consider exploring synthetic or semi-synthetic fillings like TENCEL™. Often hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking, these fibers are more breathable and cooling than natural duvets.
Fill Power And Weight
Fill power is a measurement of the volume taken up by the filling in a duvet which accounts for its insulating ability. The higher the fill power, the higher the duvet quality - lighter, more breathable, and more durable. As a rule of thumb, here is a generic guide to choose which fill power may be suitable for you:
preferences & Use
Recommended fill power
Lightweight, summer use
400 and below
Snug and cozy
600 - 800
800 and above
It is easy to associate fill weight with TOG ratings, but they are actually separate measurements. Fill weight is the weight of the fill inside a duvet per square meter. As the fill weight increases, so does the weight of the duvet. It also determines the softness and smoothness of a duvet. Generally, a bed cover with high fill power will have a low fill weight so as to suit the needs of users in warmer weather.
preferences & Use
Recommended fill weight
150 - 250 GSM
Snug and cozy
300 - 400 GSM
450 GSM and above
Both measurements help to give you a good idea of the quality of the material you are considering to buy.
The stitching of a duvet is important as it determines how evenly distributed the filling stays inside the duvet. To prevent shifting of fillings, there are a variety of construction methods - baffle box and box stitching to name a few.
Usually used for higher end duvets, this method uses strips of materials that are sewn in a crisscross pattern to form cubes. The cube shapes allow greater volume of filling and creates more space for the filling to ‘breathe’ without being compressed. Many claim that this method is the best for giving blankets their sculpted look while still being fluffy and breathable.
Also known as “quilt stitch”, it uses a similar method to the baffle box construction but without the reinforcing fabric strips. It is most commonly found in lower fill-power duvets.
Surely, everyone wants a duvet that fits on their beds comfortably. From a king duvet and queen size duvet to a single and super single bed duvet size, it is important to ensure your bedding is just right for you.
Apart from the actual size of your mattress, here are three (3) tips and tricks to maximize the utility of your duvet.
1. For couples, consider your partner’s sleeping patterns. Are they a blanket thief? If so, you may want to consider purchasing a bigger duvet so that both of you get to stay cozy through the night even as you snuggle under a duvet.
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2. If you’re a particularly tall person and your feet poke out at the end of your bed, make sure that your duvet is slightly longer than the size of your mattress for maximum comfort.
3. Get the same sized duvet cover as your duvet! As we mentioned, a duvet should come in a set - the insert and the cover. Without a well-fitted cover, your duvet may either be too compressed in the sheet or there would be too much allowance for the insert to shift within it.
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This should come as no surprise that you should not be getting a duvet with a filling that you are allergic to. But sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the hype of a specific type of duvet that this factor is overlooked by users. Note that if you have sensitive skin or a tendency to have allergic reactions to certain fabrics, refrain from getting a wool, feather, or down duvet.
A safe bet would be to buy a duvet that is synthetic as they are manufactured to be hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite. This makes it suitable for all skin types.
An example of a semi-synthetic material is TENCEL™ fibers. As mentioned, the moisture-wicking abilities of TENCEL™ make it a gentle material ideal for allergy sufferers and people with skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis. They are less likely to attract dust mites and slow down bacteria growth by 10 times as compared to cotton. The natural materials used in the production of TENCEL™ in Singapore has resulted in this hypoallergenic quality.
Featuring Weavve's Cotton Duvet Cover Set in Persian Grey
Trusted Bedding Brands
In order to avoid falling prey to ‘green-washing’ by brands, consumers need to be aware and educated on the differences between the different materials. However, we understand that not everyone has the time to do an in-depth research every time they want to purchase bedding. Hence, one way of ensuring that the quality of material is to look out for certification.
Certification acts as a method for trusted brands to be transparent with their consumers, from ethical manufacturing to sustainable sourcing. A certification you may want to look out for is the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® label, which tests every product component for harmful levels of over 100 individual substances from 17 groups of chemicals.
Featuring Weavve's Oeko-Tex® Certified Bed Sheets and Blankets
Lastly, it is important to take your lifestyle into account. If you lead a busy life that doesn’t leave you much time for laundry or tidying up, it may be advisable to purchase a duvet and duvet cover that is easy to clean.
At the end of the day, before making such an investment, it is important for you to weigh the pros and cons of a duvet and ask yourselves “would I benefit from a duvet?” And if the answer is yes, a duvet can be the best investment you ever make for your personal sleep hygiene.
WHERE TO buy duvet OR quilt IN singapore
Most bedding retail stores would have a variety of duvet or quilt that you can choose from. Over the past few years, there are also many online bedding stores and marketplaces in Singapore that allow you to shop bedding products conveniently while enjoying whopping discounts. Most online stores would offer affordable or free shipping and also allow returns or exchanges in the event of product defects.
DISCOVER WEAVVE’S TENCEL™ LYOCELL duvet
Our duvet is designed using one of the latest generations of TENCEL™ branded fibers - Lyocell. It is the first full TENCEL™ duvet or duvet insert in Singapore.
While many in the market use a blend, ours is purely made with only 100% Lyocell fibers. These are the same fibers that we use to make our best-selling Lyocell sheets, with over 500 5-stars reviews. Whether you want a cooling blanket for hot summer nights or be kept warm on rainy days, this blanket will meet them all.
When constructing our Lyocell duvet, we made sure to consider all aspects to give you the optimal comfort and best sleep experience. From being lightweight to being perfect for tropical weather and temperature regulating, here are some reasons why you should choose Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell duvet insert.
1. Cool & Lightweight
The cooling benefits of TENCEL™ fibers are impressive enough to ignore. With our duvet packed with TENCEL™ inside out (filling and shell), you can get the full experience of a sweat-free night. This bedding material is guaranteed to be breathable, temperature-regulating, and moisture-wicking, keeping the body cool during sleep all season round.
2. Treated With SILVADUR™ For Antimicrobial Properties & Maximized Durability
Weavve’s Lyocell duvet shell is treated with anti-bacterial agents from SILVADUR™ by DuPont. Their revolutionary technology used by SILVADUR™ is the world’s first and only aqueous-base-silver-polymer delivery system. This treatment eliminates bacteria that fights mold and fungi that cause odor, discoloration, and degradation of the duvet.
Moreover, with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, our Lyocell duvet is resistant to wear and tear, as well as pilling. However, it is important to protect your duvet with a cover to ensure their lifespan is maximized. The antimicrobial treatment by SILVADAR™ also further enhances this durability and protection is ensured through as many as 100 launderings.
Traditional antimicrobial technologies deliver silver particles to fabric surfaces and rely on slow dissolution of poorly-soluble silver salts. This is to control bacteria which can lead to discoloration and reduced antimicrobial performance over time. SILVADUR™ uses a fully-soluble polymer system to deliver non metallic silver ions to the fabric surface for a uniform coating to maintain colorfastness - keeping white whitest and colors bright! It also utilizes less silver and generates less waste without compromising performance and durability of the Lyocell Duvet's shell.
3. 350 TC Pocketed Quilting
A 15 cm by 15 cm baffle box construction was chosen for Weavve’s Lyocell duvet to ensure that the TENCEL™ Lyocell fillings are held in place, no matter how you use your duvet. The cube pattern formed from the crisscross stitching allows greater volume of filling and creates more space for the TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers to ‘breathe’ without being compressed. With a thread count of 350, the Lyocell duvet shell is able to hold the fillings in place, without risks of them leaking.
4. Tie Loops To Keep Them In Place
Annoyed at your covers going out of place? Good thing our Lyocell duvet comes with tie loops that complement our duvet cover in Singapore. These make it easier to tie them, eliminating movement of your duvet during your sleep. Single bed duvet and super single duvet size comes with 4 tie loops, while a queen size duvet and larger ones come with 7 tie loops.
Featuring Weavve's TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet with Corner Loop Ties
5. Certified Free From Harmful Chemicals
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified which ensures that every component of the product has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of over 100 individual substances from 17 groups of chemicals. The absence of harmful chemicals in the TENCEL™ duvet allows it to be safe for babies and people with sensitive skin.
HOW TO WASH A Duvet?
Since most duvets are used on a regular basis, if not every night, it is inevitable that it will need to be cleaned periodically. Our Lyocell duvet is designed differently as compared to typical blankets and duvet inserts, thus, it requires special care. To preserve the quality of the fabric and extend the life of your blanket, utmost care should be taken when laundering them. You may also want to try airing it out on a sunny day in between washes.
How Often To Wash
Generally, duvets are used with a duvet cover hence the insert itself does not need to be washed as frequently as your other bed sheets or bedding. We recommend washing it every 3 to 4 months a year, or at least twice a year.
How To Wash
First and foremost, when washing our Lyocell duvet, always use cold water (below 20°C). It is best to hand wash using a gentle laundry detergent free of bleach or fabric softener.
However, as it contains a semi-synthetic fill, it is possible to wash it in the washing machine, provided that it fits nicely. Use a gentle laundry detergent free of bleach and fabric softener.
How To Dry
Taking proper precautions when drying the Lyocell duvet will keep it in good, usable condition for longer. For best results, line (hang) or flat dry it naturally, away from direct sunlight. This is because long exposure to UV may damage the fibers and cause your blanket to lose its silky, soft texture and increase the chances of discoloration.
When line drying, be sure that it hangs evenly so that the Lyocell fiber is proportionately distributed and it does not lose its shape. Consider draping the damp duvet over a drying rack or chair.
What To Avoid
Avoid dry cleaning your Lyocell Duvet and soaking it in water over time. As fabric softeners can build up in the material of the Lyocell Duvet, refrain from using harsh detergents that contain bleach or fabric softener. They make the fabric feel scratchy or stiff.
Do not use a dryer as well as the filling may fall out and high temperatures may damage the Lyocell fiber. Lastly, avoid ironing your duvet.
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Frequently Asked Questions: Duvets Vs Quilts Vs Comforters
What is a duvet cover?
A duvet cover acts as duvet inserts' protective sleeve - similar to a pillowcase for a pillow or bed sheets for a mattress. Ideally, Duvet covers should slip over the insert with ease, making washing convenient as well. They also usually act as decorative pieces to bring personality to your bedroom. Weavve offers cotton duvet cover sets and Lyocell duvet cover sets in an array of colors for an effortless yet luxurious style.
How to use a duvet cover?
Find yourself struggling to put on your duvet cover? Not to worry, we have two easy methods to make putting on your cover as simple as A-B-C.
The Traditional Method
1. Firstly, lay your duvet insert over your bed.
2. Next, lay the duvet cover inside out, on top of the duvet while making sure the opening is at the bottom of the bed.
3. Use the corner ties to secure your insert in place by tying them tightly to the top corners of your insert.
4. Work your hands inside the cover upwards to the top corners. Then match each corner with the insert’s corners and flip the cover outwards over the insert.
5. Carefully slide the cover down and over the rest of the insert. Now repeat Step 3 for the bottom corners and use the concealed cloth buttons to finish.
The Burrito Method
Also known as the California Roll Method, this may seem a little daunting initially but with enough practice, you may find that it’s really a hack for changing duvet cover in the most efficient way
1. Lay your duvet cover inside out, over your bed with the opening at the bottom of the bed.
2. Next, lay the duvet insert on top of the cover while making sure that all the edges match up neatly.
3. Similar to The Traditional Method, use the corner ties to secure your insert in place by tying all four corners.
4. Then, grab the opposite end of the opening of the cover and roll the whole thing tightly towards the bottom of the bed, as if you’re making the world’s tightest burrito!
5. Take the opening of the cover and pull it outwards around the roll. Fasten Weavve’s concealed cloth buttons to create the burrito (or sushi roll, if you prefer).
6. Finally, pinch the matched closure and bottom edge of the insert to unravel the covered insert.
Once you are done with either method, give the whole thing a little shake and you’ll have a perfectly covered duvet.
What can I use a duvet cover for?
Our duvet covers are multi-purpose. Not only can you use it for duvets, but also for our weighted blankets.
Our weighted blankets designed with smaller compartments for even weight distribution, helps you relax by stimulating the feeling of being held or hugged. Made with a breathable fabric that is machine and dryer safe, it is hypoallergenic and non-toxic. It comes in single, super single, queen, and king sizes, which makes it easy to match with our duvet covers.
How to care for my duvet cover?
How should my duvet cover be washed and dried? When it comes to caring for your cover, it is important to note which material you’re caring for.
Cotton Duvet Covers
Weavve’s cotton duvet covers are 100% pure extra long staple cotton fibres with a 100 yarn count using single ply threads. You can care for them by:
- Machine wash in warm water separately before use.
- Iron on medium heat if needed.
- Line dry, do not tumble dry.
- Do not dry clean .
- Do not use any kind of bleaching agent as bleach damages the cotton fibre.
Lyocell Duvet Covers
Crafted from 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibres with a 400 single-ply thread count woven with the finest 80 yarn count threads. Care for your Lyocell duvet covers by:
- Gentle machine wash in cold water separately before use.
- Iron on low heat if needed.
- Line dry or tumble dry on low.
- Do not dry clean.
- Do not use any kind of bleaching agent as bleach damages the Lyocell fibre.
Read our handy care guide for more information on how to care for not only your duvet covers, but also the rest of your beddings.
What's the difference between duvet and comforter sets?
Duvet or Comforter? That is the question that many homeowners have when it comes to choosing a bedding. The main difference between a Duvet and Comforter is that a Comforter is a single piece of bedding while a Duvet requires two pieces - the Duvet insert and a Duvet cover.
A Comforter is ready to use once bought as it does not require a cover. Caring for your Comforter is as simple as throwing it into the washer with your other bedding and as no Comforter cover is required. However, due to its nature of being uncovered, a top sheet and a blanket would still be needed to get you through the colder days. On the other hand, with Singapore’s hot and humid weather, a regular blanket may be uncomfortable to use. Consider using Weavve’s Lyocell flat sheet as it is more lightweight and breathable for warmer nights instead.
On the other hand, a Duvet requires more delicate care. This is because it’s like a flat feather bed with box stitching and can’t be simply thrown into the washer with your other beddings. Its main purpose is to cut down the number of bedding on your bed as it often takes the role of a top sheet, blankets and Quilts. It is an absolute time saver when it comes to making the bed.
So, if you are someone who is always in a rush for time and doesn’t fancy extra bed coverings, a Duvet may be more suited for you. And because of its ability to change its cover, you may change up your style whenever you please. In order to ensure that the lifespan of your Duvet is maximised, make sure it lies on top of you instead of under such that the filler won’t get damaged as quickly.
Are duvet and quilt the same?
The terms "quilts" and "duvets" are frequently used interchangeably to refer to the same bedding. They are, in reality, distinct from one another because the duvet is a more contemporary version of the traditional quilt. A duvet is made up of two pieces—a cover and an insert—whereas a quilt is one piece with three layers.
How long do duvets last?
How often should I change my Duvet? The Sleep Council advises that Duvets should be replaced every 5 years but higher quality blankets also tend to last a little longer than others. Here are some tell-tale signs that your bedding needs to be swapped out for a new one:
- Feels thin and limp
- Feels lump and uneven
- Filling is leaking out
Hence, it is important to always protect it with a cover to maximize its lifespan.