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Siberian Duvets

Siberian Duvets
Siberian Duvets

Siberian duvets are now one of the most popular duvets in the UK.

Due to the nature of Siberian goose down it is more effective than other pure down duvets as it can insulate and release stored heat much more effectively and will keep you much warmer in winter.

You need much less filling to keep you snug whilst you sleep resulting in lighter duvet which is essential for that all important good night’s sleep.

For sheer luxury you cannot buy a better duvet but make sure you look for ones where the down is sourced using the best farms in Europe whilst environmental and diligent industrial processes ensure that the birds are looked after and the down is farmed responsibly.

But remember European manufactures have to adhere to strict farming and environmental policies whereas a company outside of the EU does not have such strict penalties imposed on them for breaking the rules.

Goose down and the environment

Goose down is also an environmentally friendly choice. The International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory notes that Down and feathers:

  • have the lowest carbon footprint of any other fill material, both natural and synthetic.
  • is quickly biodegradable
  • allows you to lower the thermostat at night while you sleep

How Siberian duvet down is prepared

The down is steam cleaned to ensure a light fluffy filling that has not been bleached or washed in caustic sodas to make it appear whiter. Siberian pure goose down is actually off white and slightly grey in appearance.

If the down in your duvet is optically white than it has been treated using harmful chemicals that change the colour of the down and reduce its effectiveness making it become brittle which will fall into smaller particles over time.

Our Siberian duvet collections

Our Siberian Duvets have a fill power rating of 815, the higher this number the better, it gives you the guarantee of a clean and natural filling. Remember a good quality down is both light and fluffy and is good at insulation are well as temperature control so choose the best pure down duvets that do not have any feathers mixed in them.

Siberian Goose Down PillowsYou can be rest assured that the duvets and pillows we supply have down from European farms and are second to none in terms of wildlife and ecological protection.

Our duvets and Siberian Pillows have the most expensive fillings, like Siberian goose down. Manufacturers like to go one step further and give the outer cover a more luxurious feel.

Our selections of premium duvets all have a 300 thread count cotton cover that is mite proof.

The tight weave also ensures that the filling does not leak out like you can sometimes get with feather and down duvets.

Also look for cassette construction and internal baffle walls, another sign of a well constructed and quality duvet. Country of origin is essential when buying your duvet but also the manufacturing company is equally important.

Our Siberian duvets are made in the UK so you can be assured of a luxury product that is made correctly.

  • Summer duvet: 4.5 tog
  • Spring / Autumn: 10.5 tog
  • Winter: 13.5 tog
  • All seasons: 9 + 4.5 tog that clip together

Caring for your Siberian duvet

Look after your Siberian duvet by covering it in a good quality machine washable duvet cover, we recommend Egyptian cotton sheets with a 400 thread count as they are on par in terms of luxury and quality.

The choice is yours but down duvets do not need to be washed or dry cleaned if you change the cover at least once a week. All you need to do after this is give it a good shake once a month just to get some air back into the filling and revitalise the down.

Summer Duvets

Summer Weight-Cotton-Duvet

When is the right time to get out your summer duvets?

The most anticipated warmer weather is officially here but you would be hard pressed to know it.

Most of us are still clinging onto our warmer and much heavier weight winter duvets and it would take some force to get them off us while it is so freezing cold.

Well here is hoping that this cold snap is soon over and we can all enjoy the coming summer months but if you are feeling the heat already then here are a few temping offers from Bedlinen Direct that will help you through the hottest months.

Our sumptuous range of super light weight natural and synthetic summer duvets and pillows will help you get the best night’s sleep without all the fuss of tossing and turning or kicking the duvet off while you sleep.

It is well documented about the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how it can improve our daily lives. All this quality and comfort does not have to be expensive as we will prove to you all with our latest offers.

We would always recommend natural fillings over manmade fibres when it comes to duvets and pillows as they breathe more naturally and allow trapped warm air to pass through the fillings more efficiently and with more ease.

This is essential when selecting a summer weight duvet or a lighter fill pillow. Most duvets come in a tog rating, normally 2.5 tog up to 4.5 tog is the most popular options in the middle of summer but we do have a pure cotton duvet which is filled with cotton fibre and is fully machine washable.

What we have on offer…

Summer Weight Cotton Duvets are sumptuous and extremely lightweight, ideal for a travel duvet or just to replace a night blanket. Made from pure cotton and with a 3.0 tog rating. Premium quality Cotton outer covers and 100% Cotton Filling guarantees to make this duvet NON ALLERGENIC, ideal for children and adults.

Also the Premium duvet has covers that have been upgraded to 250 thread count cotton for that extra special feel and quality.

Canadian and Hungarian Summer Duvets

If you want something more along the lines of a conventional duvet we would recommend goose down or duck down fillings and our superb range of summer duvets include the best quality downs from the Canadian, Hungarian and Siberian regions.

Pure down duvets are preferred over feather and down duvets due to the extra weight you get from feathers, this type of filling is less likely to rise sufficiently which prevents the release of trapped warm air.

Pure down with a good fill power rating of over 600 CBI will be clean and light enough to offer this essential loft and releases the warm air under the duvet when you get hot. 100% pure down is also considered to be mite free and better for allergy suffers as mites can live in the base on the feather shafts if they have not been sterilised properly.

Best summer duvet companies

Choose a reputable duvet made in the UK from companies such as Euroquilt or the Fine Bedding Company and European duvet manufacturers such as Die Zudecke as they will ensure the best quality and that the strict UK and EU guidelines have been adhered to.

They may cost more but you can be assured that you are getting a safe and quality product which is the reason why you choose a pure down duvet in the first place.

Many duvets and pillows produced in the Far East use chemicals that can be harmful, not just to the environment and you cannot be sure that they are farming the down sustainably and humanly.

Choosing a summer duvet

Siberian Summer Goose Down Duvet

One of the most important factors in choosing a good quality summer duvet is the casing, pure cotton cambric which is woven to over 233 thread count is preferred as this is tight enough to stop any leakage of the feathers and the cambric cover is also one the strongest and will last much longer under normally daily use.

The best quality cases have cassette stitching which is doubled up in the corners for added strength and durability, this is essential if you want the duvet to last for 10 years or more.

Why internal baffle is important

Internal baffle walls are essential when using a summer weight duvet as there is less filling in the square cells. If your duvet does not have this engineered into the cells the filling will just go to one side or just fill the corners leaving the middle of cells open and not keeping you warm at all.

Internal baffle walls are like large internet sails that redistribute the filling back into the centre of the square every time you move while sleeping. Squares and channelling are the stitching methods that are used to keep the goose down in place in the duvet.

Channeling refers to parallel rows that are sewn down the length of the duvet. This prevents the down from shifting across to any one side of the duvet.

Blocking is a more expensive option and entails sewing a grid across the whole duvet, trapping the goose down in square cells which ensures an even spread of the down and uniform warmth under the duvet.

Goose Down Duvet Buying Tips

Luxury Goose Down Duvets

Where do we start, there are so many fillings and brands to choose, how do you know which is the best duvet for you?

We will try to answer a few questions for you with our top 5 goose down duvet buying tips, read on below to see what may be right for you and wrong for others.

Not all duvets are the same, some natural fillings are better than others whereas man made fibres can be better for allergy suffers and children.

1: The outer cover

Some companies rave on about the fillings but not much emphasis is placed on the outer cover, this is extremely important as this is the barrier between you and the down or feathers.

Most covers are made from strong and robust cotton cambric, the better quality duvets have a high thread count such as 250 to 300 threads per square inch.

This tightly woven fabric helps prevent the fillings from escaping through the weave, some cheaper duvets use feathers with sharper quills that can protrude through the cotton and leak into the bed. You may sometimes see the odd stray feather when you get out of bed.

Most brands of duvet manufacturers such as Die Zudecke and Nimbus use the best quality cover. They feel soft and silky to the touch but play an important part in the longevity of the product and this is why they can safely offer a full 10 year manufacturers guarantee against defects and leakage.

Don’t be fooled by some claims of ultra high thread count covers, some are not as strong and offer very little resistance to dust mite penetration. Look out for brands that have been supplying quality duvets for many years as this is a good sign of quality and reliability of the duvet.

2: Quality of the down

Die Zudecke Canadian Goose Down Duvets

The quality of the down is very important, the cleaning and drying of the down clusters and feathers is where the real benefit lies.

Fill Power was designed as a genuine scale of quality and loft, this measures how good the fillings are in terms of their lightness and cleanliness. You can read more about it on Wikipedia here.

A high fill rated duvet is not just good at keeping you warm but is equally as good at releasing trapped warm air which helps maintain a healthy night’s sleep.

The range of quality duvets starts at around 450 fill power rising to over 800 for the better quality duvets.

Siberian, Canadian and Hungarian downs all fall in to this premium quality range, normally these duvets have 100% pure down but some in order to get a better price point have a blend of 90% pure down and only 10% feathers, this is the lowest mix we would recommend for a first class all round performance.

It is important to remember than the higher fill power rated duvets are much lighter than others, so if you want a heavier and more snug duvet go for a lower rated products or try a goose feather and down duvet with a 50/50 mix or a 30/70 mix.

3: Construction and engineering

Siberian Goose Down Duvets

Construction and engineering is vital in getting the best out of your luxury duvet, the more expensive the item generally is the more you get in terms of unseen benefits.

The vast majority of the science behind the duvet is hidden inside.

Cassette construction is where the item is zoned into individual cells, this is vital to maintain an overall total coverage without the filling bunching up in the corners, making pat of the quilt very warm and leaving cold spots in other areas.

On top of this, you also benefit from internal baffle walls, this is where extra pieces of cotton fabric are sewn into the side wall of the internal cells, acting like large internal sails they redistribute the down back into the middle of the cell every time you move during the sleep cycle.

This effectively maintains even distribution over the entire length and breadth of the duvet. Try to avoid channel construction, this is one of the cheapest ways to products duvets, the fillings are normally cheap wadding and they cannot be relied upon to give the right heat and cooling conditions.

This type of stitching is normally found on more decorative pieces such as comforters and bedspreads where the design is more important than the function.

4: Cleaning

The Fine Bedding Company Siberian Goosedown Duvet

Cleaning is always paramount in anyone’s mind when looking for a new duvet.

Many manufacturers claim that their products can be machine washed but do not guarantee them to be safe if you use a high street or commercial laundry due to the fact that these machines can be quite overly mechanical and can destroy the filling with too much water and heat.

So if you do not have a washing machine at home with a large drum size then do what you can to keep the duvet clean?

Washing your bedding every week not only helps keep dust mites at bay but this will also help reduce any need to wash the goose down duvet you have.

If you can air out the duvet once a month with a good shake this will help revitalise and oxygenate the down making it feel just as good as new.

For better results, every few months put the duvet out on the washing to give it a good airing out, you will be amazed at the results. Just bear in mind, keep them away from tumble driers and water and they will last you for many years to come.

5: The right bedding

Belledorm 400 Thread Count Luxury Egyptian Cotton Bedding

Luxury Bedding is essential to create the ideal sleeping conditions, there is no point investing in your new duvet and covering it with a cheap duvet cover.

This also needs to be made from a quality cotton with a good thread count, the better the fabric the better it will breathe and allow your goose down duvet to do its job properly.

If you use a heavier weight cover this will affect the overall effectiveness of the pure down. Also good quality duvet covers and sheets can be washed more often helping to keep the duvet clean.

Hygiene is a key part in using a duvet or quilt cover but comfort and quality is the best way to enjoy your sleeping experience. Keep your investment protected from life’s little accidents and it will give you years of healthy and uninterrupted sleep.

So where to buy a proper goose down duvet?

Well obviously with us! We stock the highest quality goose down duvets so you don’t need to “buy cheap, buy twice”