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Duvet vs Quilt vs Comforter: What’s The Difference and Which Should You Buy

Sleep is essential in allowing our body and mind to recharge, allowing us to be 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 - the best mattress, pillow, bed sheets and cover. What’s a bed worth without the perfect cover!


A well-chosen cover 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 - Duvets, Quilts or Comforters. 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.

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Duvet vs Quilt vs Comforter     Go to Section

What Is A Duvet?    Go to Section

What Is A Quilt?     Go to Section

What Is A Comforter?     Go to Section

Duvets    Go to Section

1. Brief History Of Duvet

2. What Makes Up A Duvet?

Why Choose A Duvet?    Go to Section

1. Easier To Care For

2. Convenient Styling

3. Lightweight And Lofty

How To Choose A Duvet?     Go to Section

1. Tog

2. Material

3. Fill Power And Weight

4. Construction

5. Duvet Sizes

6. Hypoallergenic

7. Trusted Brands

8. Care

Discover Weavve's TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet     Go to Section

1. Cool & Lightweight

2. Treated With SILVADUR™ For Antimicrobial Properties and Maximised 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

Duvet vs Quilt vs Comforter

Duvets, Quilts and Comforters have often been coined as the same product with different names, but they are actually three separate beddings. 


When debating between the three, there are some distinct differences you should consider before you buy.

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Differences

Duvet

quilt

comforter

Layers

Two pieces - Duvet and Duvet cover

One piece with three layers - top, batting and bottom

One piece with three layers - front, filling and back

Material

Down, feathers, synthetic fibers 

Cotton, wool, voile

Down, feathers, fiber

Main Purpose

Keeps you warm and cozy 


Simplify overall bedding

Provide warmth and comfort


Good choice of bedding when it comes to layering


Can also be used as a motif piece if it is colourful and decorative

All in the name - for comfort!


Requires layering of beddings


Warmth

Cozy yet still excellent at temperature regulation


Fluffier / Lofiter


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


Flatter feel 


Soft and lightweight

Style

Does not requires Quilting as it only has one layer


Modern and sleek look


Light-coloured 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 colours and patterns

Quilted only on the sides


Simple and clean look


Can come in a wide variety of colours

Durability

Highly durable as only the Duvet cover needs to be washed

Moderately durable, depending on the quality of the craftsma

nship 

Can last up to 15 years, depending on the frequency of use, baffle and how you care for them

Benefits

Easy to clean


Easy to style


Lightweight


Loftier

Can be customised

Easy to care for 


Stylish and luxurious


Cost

Depending on the thread count, type of filler and size

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. From whether you’d prefer to use a cover or not to your lifestyle and home, there could be an argument made between the different beddings.

What is a Duvet?

The word “Duvet” originates from the French word meaning “down, the feathers of young birds”. Typically made from cloth and used as the top layer of a bed to help keep you warm at night. It is usually filled with down, feather or synthetic fibre. It is also commonly known as a Duvet insert, where the insert refers to the filled blanket that is tucked inside the Duvet cover.  

Featuring Weavve's Lyocell Duvet Insert

Featuring Weavve's Lyocell Duvet Insert

Unlike a Comforter, you can’t use a Duvet as it is - it needs a Duvet cover. This is because it’s like a flat feather bed with box stitching that requires more delicate care in order to maximise its lifespan. 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.

Featuring Weavve’s Cotton Sheets in Glacier Blue

Featuring Weavve’s Cotton Sheets in Glacier Blue

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 two layers 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, colours and shapes, these Quilts had a unique beauty of their own that told the story of a person’s life. 

Mutli-coloured and patterned quilt

Photo from Good To Know

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 bed coverings.

Plain white quilt

Photo from Terrys

What is a Comforter?

As the name suggests, a Comforter is a thick, Quilted, 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 fibres 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. Due to its nature of 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 your bed. However, this also means that it needs to be washed more frequently. 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. 

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Photo by Harry Page from Pexels

Duvet

Here at Weavve, we believe that Duvets are the best bet when it comes to bed coverings for its simplicity and compatibility to Singapore’s climate. Now we’ll dive deep into everything you need to know about Duvets in Singapore and how to choose the best one for yourself.

Girl lying under Weavve's Lyocell Duvet Insert

Brief History Of Duvet

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, in the and English gentleman Paul Rycaut and even back to the days of Vikings.


Our 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”. 

Laptop on unmade bed in the morning - Photo by Yelena Odintsova from Pexels

Photo by Yelena Odintsova from Pexels

Needless to say, the purpose of a Duvet has stayed the same ever since - for simplicity and ease. 

What Makes Up A Duvet?

As previously mentioned, there are 2 layers to a Duvet - the filling and the shell. 


Different fillings have their respective benefits which we will go more into detail below 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.  

why choose 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 bedding type. 

Featuring Weavve's Lyocell Sheets in Midnight

However, it is understandable that everyday people may still be uncertain about the benefits of a Duvet. Fret not, we have compiled a list of reasons as to why buying a Duvet in Singapore will be a worthy investment for you.


A Duvet is one of the best choices in building your bed, with options to customize the weight, warmth and style. Here are 3 reasons why buying a Duvet in Singapore will be a worthy investment for you.

Easier To Care For

Unlike a Comforter, you can’t use a Duvet as it is - it needs a Duvet cover. This is because it’s like a flat feather bed with box stitching that you can’t simply throw in the wash and it needs to be kept in the most pristine condition. 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. 

Couples tidying up the bed

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Convenient Styling

Because of its ability to change its cover, you may change up your style whenever you please. Duvet covers are an easy yet impactful way of giving a bedroom personality. From dark and classy to colourful and bright, Weavve has Duvet covers with a wide range of colours for everyone. 

Featuring Weavve’s Lyocell Sheets in Mist Grey

Featuring Weavve’s Lyocell Sheets in Mist Grey

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. 

Featuring Weavve's Tencel Lyocell Duvet

Featuring Weavve's Lyocell Duvet Insert

Ultimately, we recommend that you choose a bedding that works the best for your home and lifestyle.

How to choose a duvet?

Now that you understand the differences in the types of Duvets available, it is time to learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to choosing the perfect Duvet for you. We’ve broken this process down into 8 simple steps on how you can buy a Duvet or Quilt. 

Tog

Tog 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 Duvet. Do you prefer to be warm and snuggled up at night or do you prefer the cooling breeze from the air conditioner? 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 Duvet on the lower end of the tog scale.

Girls sleeping on bed, featuring Weavve's Cotton Sheets in Tea Rose

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 Duvet with 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

Material

The filling of a Duvet can determine the quality of your experience with one. 


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 Duvet. 

Weavve's Lyocell Duvet Insert close up

On the other hand, do you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies? If the answer to that is yes, you may want to consider exploring synthetic or semi-synthetic fillings. Often hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking, they are more breathable and cooling than natural Duvets. 


While we spend approximately 8 hours (or as we hope!) a night lying in your sheets, it is important that you choose a material that suits your needs perfectly. 

Fill Power & 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

Extra warmth

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 metre. As the fill weight increases, so does the weight of the Duvet. It also determines the softness of a Duvet. Generally, a Duvet 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 power

Summer use

150 - 250 GSM

Snug and cozy

300 - 400 GSM

Extra warmth

450 GSM and above

Both measurements help to give users a good idea of the quality of the Duvet they are considering to buy.

Construction

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.

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Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Baffle Box

Usually used for higher end Duvets, uses strips of materials that are sewn in a criss-cross 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 Duvets their sculpted look while still being fluffy and breathable.

Box Stitch

Also known as “Quilt stitch”, uses a similar method to the baffle box construction but without the reinforcing fabric strips. Most commonly found in lower fill-power Duvets.

Duvet Sizes

Surely, everyone wants a Duvet that fits on their beds comfortably - from a King Single Duvet and Queen Size Duvet Size to a Single bed Duvet and Super Single Duvet Size, it is important to ensure your Duvet is just right for you. 


Apart from the actual size of your mattress, here are 3 tips and tricks to maximise 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 you, too, get to stay cozy through the night even if he/she is a Duvet hogger.

Couple sharing the bed together

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.

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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.

Hypoallergenic

Even though 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. But fret not, we are here to remind you - if you are allergic to feathers, do not get a feather or down Duvet; if you are allergic to wool, do not get a wool Duvet.


A safe bet would be to purchase 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™ fibres. TENCEL™ fibres’ moisture-wicking abilities make it the best sheets for people with sensitive skin or 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™ fibres has resulted in this hypoallergenic quality. 

Girl reading a book in bed, featuring Weavve's Cotton Sheets in Persian Grey

Trusted 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 everytime they want to purchase a 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.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified Tag

Care

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.

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Looking for the perfect Duvet online suited for Singapore’s weather? Look no further as we have just the Duvet for you.


Our duvet is designed using one of the latest generations of TENCEL™ branded fibres - Lyocell. And while many in the market use a blend, ours is purely made with only 100% Lyocell fibres. This is the same fibres that we use to make our best-selling Lyocell sheets, with over 200 5-stars reviews. 


Discover Weavve’s TENCEL™ duvet, possibly the first full TENCEL™ duvet / duvet insert in Singapore.

Whether you want a cooling blanket for hot summer nights or be kept warm on rainy days, this duvet will meet them all. Available for pre-orders in now!


When constructing our TENCEL™ 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

A Duvet has 2 layers - the shell and its filling, where both play equally important roles in your overall duvet-using experience. A Duvet with TENCEL™ fabric or filling only will hinder you from getting the full experience of TENCEL™ fiber and its cooling benefits. 


TENCEL™ stands out as an extremely breathable, temperature regulating and absorbent fabric. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres can wick excess moisture away quickly, keeping the body cool during sleep all season round. With our 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell shell and filling, you can be sure to stay cool throughout and have less worries over night sweats disrupting your sleep with our TENCEL™ Duvet.

Girl wrapped in Weavve's Lyocell Duvet Insert at the beach

TENCEL™ 's moisture-wicking abilities also makes it the best bedding for people with sensitive skin or 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™ fibers has resulted in this hypoallergenic quality. 


A fill weight of 250gsm is sufficient to keep you warm in air condition yet lightweight enough as a summer duvet for the tropical weather. 


Click here to learn more about TENCEL™ fibre and its benefits

2. Treated With SILVADUR™ For Antimicrobial Properties & Maximised Durability

Weavve’s TENCEL™ Duvet shell is treated with antimicrobial 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, discolouration and degradation of the Duvet.

Girl laying on Weavve's Lyocell Duvet

Moreover, with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, our TENCEL™ Duvet is resistant to wear and tear, as well as pilling. However, it is important to protect your Duvet with a Duvet Cover to ensure their lifespan is maximised. 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 to control bacteria which can lead to discolouration and reduced antimicrobial performance over time. Whereas, 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 colours bright! SILVADUR™ also uses less silver and generates less waste without compromising performance and durability of the TENCEL™ Duvet shell. 

3. 350 TC Pocketed Quilting

A 15 cm by 15 cm baffle box construction was chosen for Weavve’s TENCEL™ 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 criss-cross 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 TENCEL™ Duvet shell is able to hold the fillings in place, without risks of them leaking. 

Weavve's Lyocell Duvet as the picnic mat

4. Tie Loops To Keep Them In Place

Annoyed at your Duvet Covers going out of place? We have you covered. Weavve’s TENCEL™ Duvet comes with tie loops that complement our Duvet Covers so that you can tie them to eliminate movement of your Duvet during your sleep. Single bed Duvet and Super Single Duvet size comes with 4 tie loops, while Queen Size Duvet and larger comes with 7 tie loops.


Weavve's Tencel Lyocell Duvet Details

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. 


Click here to read more about how our products are all Responsibly Made.

Consider pairing your Duvet with our Cotton Duvet cover or TENCEL™ fibre Lyocell Duvet cover for a cozier touch. 

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. Because Weavve’s Lyocell Duvet is designed differently as compared to typical blankets and Duvet inserts, they require different care. To preserve the quality of the fabric and extend the life of your Lyocell Duvet, utmost care should be taken when laundering them. You may also want to try airing your Lyocell Duvet out on a sunny day in between washes.

How Often To Wash

Generally, Duvets are used with a Duvet Cover hence the Duvet 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 TENCEL™ 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 our TENCEL™ Duvet 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 TENCEL™ 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 fibres and cause your TENCEL™ Duvet to lose its silky, soft texture and increase the chances of discolouration.

 

When line drying, be sure that it hangs evenly so that the Lyocell fibre is proportionately distributed and it does not lose its shape. Consider draping the damp TENCEL™ Duvet over a drying rack or chair. 

What To Avoid

Avoid dry cleaning your Lyocell Duvet and soaking your Lyocell Duvet in water over time. Avoid using detergent that contains bleach or fabric softener. As fabric softeners can build up in the material of the TENCEL™ blanket, causing it to feel scratchy or stiff. Avoid using a dryer as the filling may fall out and high temperatures may damage the Lyocell fibre. Lastly, avoid ironing your TENCEL™ Duvet.


More information at our care guide here.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Duvets

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 colours for an effortless yet luxurious style. Click here to shop our collection online.

How to use a Duvet Cover?

Find yourself struggling to fit 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-purposeful - not only can you use it for duvets, but also 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 a Duvet and Comforter?

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.

Is Duvet and Quilt the same?

Many people tend to mistake Quilts and Duvets as synonyms for the same bedding. However, they are in fact different with the Duvet being a modern twist to the classic Quilt. A Quilt is a single piece with three layers whereas a Duvet requires two pieces - the Duvet insert and a Duvet cover.


A Quilt usually comes in three parts - the bottom, inner batting and top. The bottom and top layers are often crafted from many different scraps of fabrics stitched together to form a specific pattern. A traditional Quilt will use cotton batting, but it is possible to use synthetic materials as well. It is also relatively flat, but capable of holding warmth in the bed. 


Duvet on the other hand are much loftier yet lightweight and cozy yet still excellent at temperature regulation. Hence they are a better option for Singapore’s weather conditions as they are able to keep you cool and cozy during warmer nights. Also, Quilts are typically much heavier than Duvets. So if you prefer a cover that does not weigh down, a Duvet will be a better choice for you.

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 Duvets also tend to last a little longer than others. Here are some tell-tale signs that your Duvets need 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 Duvet Cover to maximise its lifespan.

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