Caring For Your Duvet – Wash Instructions

Do Not Iron - Duvet Washing Care

How to Care for Your Duvet

To prolong the life of your duvet, you need to ensure you are washing and drying your duvet correctly. Your duvet only requires washing once every 1-2 years depending on the general usage. Your duvet does not need to be washed too often as the duvet cover helps to keep it clean and protected.

If you spill a small amount of liquid on your duvet all you need to do is get a clean cloth and put some soap and warm water on it. Then ring the cloth out a little, otherwise the cloth will be too wet and the duvet will take longer to dry. Once you have tried cleaning the area, leave the duvet flat to dry properly (if possible, hangout to dry on your washing line).

Sometimes your duvet will need a complete wash, so please follow these instructions:

All Down & Down Feather Duvet Fills

Warm Wash Cool Tumble Dry Do Not Iron Do Not Bleach Do Not Dry Clean
Warm Gentle Machine Wash – 40°
Cool Tumble Dry
Do Not Iron
Do Not Bleach
Do Not Dry Clean

Washing Instructions:

Your duvets and pillows can be either hand or machine washed. To machine-wash the duvet, place the duvet into a the machine with a small amount of liquid washing detergent and wash on a warm, gentle cycle. If the cycle is not gentle, this can put stress on the seams.

Make sure you do not use any bleach or brightener, as this strips the fabric of its protective down-proof layer. Additionally, do not use any fabric softener as this prevents the duvet from drying properly.

Once the duvet is washed, make sure to set a rinse and spin cycle; rinse the duvet 2-3 times. The duvet can be dried in a tumble-dryer, however, this must be on a  low heat. Throughout the drying process, take it out of the dryer and shake a few times. Quick Tip: Use dryer balls (or clean tennis balls in a pillow case) to help beat the duvet as it dries, this prevents lumps forming.

Make sure that your duvet is completely dry before you put it back onto your bed. Hang the duvet in the shade to air (if possible) as direct sunlight can make the down sweat, which can then release an odour. A small amount of shrinkage may occur as the cover is 100% cotton down-proof.

A Few Tips:

Always use a duvet cover to protect the duvet from perspiration, soiling and wear. Regular fluffing of the duvet will help it to last longer and provide better insulation. A couple of shakes each morning is sufficient to redistribute the fill and avoid matting. Try to use a duvet storage bag if you are changing the duvet; sometimes you may want to change the duvet when the seasons change. Never use plastic to store your duvet (it does not allow the duvet to breathe).

Cotton Duvets

Warm Wash Cool Tumble Dry Do Not Iron Do Not Bleach
Warm Gentle Machine Wash – 40°
Cool Tumble Dry
Do Not Iron
Do Not Bleach

Washing Instructions

Your cotton duvet can also be washed in your machine on a cool, gentle cycle. Use a small amount of liquid detergent taking care that you do not use any bleach or whitening agent. Tumble dry on a cool setting. Before the duvet is completely dry take it out of the dryer and hang to complete the drying process. Make sure you turn it over so that both sides dry properly.

Synthetic/Microfibre Fill

Warm Wash Cool Tumble Dry Do Not Iron Do Not Bleach
Warm Gentle Machine Wash – 40°
Cool Tumble Dry
Do Not Iron
Do Not Bleach

Washing Instructions

Your synthetic duvets and pillows can be hand or machine washed. Place the duvet into a large machine with a small amount of mild liquid washing detergent and wash on a warm, gentle cycle so as not to stress the seams. The duvet can be dried in a tumble-dryer on a low heat, take it out of the dryer and shake a few times during the cycle. Use dryer balls (or clean tennis balls in a pillow case) to help beat the duvet as it dries, this prevents lumps forming.