Taking care of your Euroquilt product!
Thank you for purchasing a premium product from Euroquilt.
In order to care for your premium product, it is important that you follow some basic care instructions to maximise the longevity of your product and ensure that it is cared for effectively throughout its life cycle.
All of our items are made to order from the finest materials, be it our pure Down fills or branded synthetics, it is important that you take the utmost care when maintaining your items to ensure they give years of comfort and retain their luxurious condition.
All bedding items should be aired regularly to ensure that any moisture is released and the fillings are allowed to re-loft fully for before use.
The use of deodorising sprays should be avoided as they will damage your product. Laundering of your bedding items must be carried out in accordance with the labelled instructions on each item to ensure you maintain the item in peak condition.
The use of industrial size equipment is advised but strict adherence to laundering instructions is paramount. Our bedding products need to be laundered in machines that are big enough to allow the item to move freely during the wash and the drying cycles. The drum should be no more than 50% full when the item is loaded (dry) for washing or 60% empty space (when wet) for tumble drying.
This will enable the item to move freely during the cycles and re loft fully as it dries to recover its full loft for reuse.
ALWAYS TAKE EXTREME CARE WHEN REMOVING ITEMS FROM WASHING MACHINES WHEN WET
Wet fabrics cling to the inside of the drum and can become entangled in themselves making it difficult to remove. Any unnecessary or excessive force will damage the duvet. Pulling and tugging on the fabrics will put undue pressure on the internal baffle walls and will damage them. Wet products should have as much water as possible removed using a high speed spinner or centrifuge.
Even when a Down / Feather duvet feels dry to the touch, it is imperative that it is allowed to dry further to ensure the core of the duvet is fully dried and that the down clusters are allowed to separate and re-loft fully. Failure to comply with this will result in a clumpy and partially dried product which will start to break down and exude an unpleasant odour.
This is irreversible should it happen.
Synthetic duvets and pillows must be washed at 40 degrees C or less, on a gentle, low agitation cycle. Rapid cycles or ready to wear cycles MUST NOT be used as these will damage your product and launder at far too high a temperature. The use of a gentle detergent is required and bleaching agents and conditioners must be avoided. These will coat products rendering their properties limited and bleaching agents can strip special coatings that aid in the products recovery.
Synthetic items MUST NOT BE DRY CLEANED
Drying your product will require a large drum (preferably an industrial or contract drier) that allows the fully dried product to move freely so that the contents can fully re-loft for reuse. If the product cannot move, the temperature will increase within the drying item and may cause the fillings to clump and will damage or melt the fibres. Using a low heat for an extended period is essential to allow the product to dry thoroughly and while an item may feel dry to the touch, it is imperative that you allow the item extra time to dry fully to the core and recover its loft.
Down Rich Products:
For natural down rich and duvet and pillows, it is critical that the wash cycle is short with minimum agitation and at 40 degrees C maximum.
This protects both the down clusters and the premium cotton case. Over laundering can damage the down proof qualities of fabrics and will deteriorate this finish over time. It will also cause excessive shrinkage of the fabric over time.
As much water must be removed from products through high speed spinning or the use of a separate spinner / centrifuge.
Drying should be on a low temperature for an extended period to ensure all down clusters are allowed to fully dry and re-loft to recover their thermal qualities.
The duvet must have enough room to fully re-loft in the dryer drum and therefore at least 60% empty space must be available for the item to re-loft during the dry cycle.
A low heat with a gentle cycle are important to aid in the safe drying of this premium product. It is always advised to continue to dry the item well beyond the point at which it may feel dry to the touch.
This will further allow all moisture from the core to be evaporated and the product will fully re-loft.
Natural products MUST NOT be left damp or wet at any time during laundering as this will cause the down clusters to break down and may damage the clusters irreversibly.
It will also enable the proteins in the fibres to start to decompose which will result in a very distinctive and unpleasant odour being produced. It may be impossible to eliminate this odour if the product is damaged in this manner.
Natural down duvets can also be dry cleaned using standard UK dry cleaners that can launder to Symbol “P” – All solvents except Tetrachloroethylenes.
Feather Rich Products:
Feather rich duvets and pillows can be laundered following the same instructions for down rich products. Drying cycles will need to be extended significantly for feather rich products to ensure they are thoroughly dry.
We advise against the use of dry cleaning for these items due to the weight and the fact that they tend to be more difficult to dry.
Pillows should be laundered in accordance with the instructions for Duvets and ideally one at a time depending on the machine size. There must be enough room for the pillow to move freely during the wash and drying cycles and space to allow it to fully re-loft.
Again, drying is critical to ensure the core of the pillow is fully dried as failure to do so will result in the product filling breaking down and exuding a very unsavoury odour.
The use of pillow protectors is advised to minimise the need for laundering and to prolong the lifetime of your pillow. Synthetic pillows must be dried also on a low temperature for an extended period to ensure they fully dry to the core.
Down Surround pillows:
Make sure to take additional time due to the feather rich cores and these should be allowed to dry for a much extended period as the core will retain a lot more moisture than the down rich outer.
The addition of drying balls or tennis balls to a drier drum can also aid in moving the pillow during cycle. This will also help in separating the fibres to enable them to fully re-loft.
All pillows should be removed from the drier immediately and not allowed to sit in a hot drier as this can cause damage especially to synthetic fills.
Bed toppers by virtue of their physical size and weight are unsuitable for laundering and should be treated as you would a mattress.
The use of a mattress protector is important to ensure you minimise the risk of damage to your topper and preferably a waterproof breathable protect is best.
Toppers can be spot cleaned if needed using a gentle soapy water mixture and applying sparingly to minimise the moisture that may be absorbed. The area must be dried thoroughly before re use using a hair dryer or other suitable mechanical means.
Natural Mattress Toppers: MUST NOT BE LEFT DAMP OR WET.
All mattress protection products should be washed at 40 degrees C on a gentle wash cycle and can be tumble dried on a gentle cycle / low heat until thoroughly dry. This will protect the core filling of your protection product and ensure that shrinkage is minimised.
DO NOT USE RAPID or READY TO WEAR CYCLES as these will damage your product.
Climarelle® products can be laundered as per the instructions for synthetics and must be cared for to ensure that the PCM (Phase Change Membrane) is protected to make sure it functions as expected.
It is imperative that no bleaching or conditioning agents are used as these will impact on the ability of the Climarelle® to function effectively.
Coolmax ® products can be laundered as per the instructions for synthetics and must be cared for to make sure that the moisture wicking capability of the product is protected to ensure it functions as expected. It is critical that no bleaching or conditioning agents are used as these will impact on the ability of the Coolmax® to function effectively as designed.
Protecting your investment:
Protecting your investment is important and your Euroquilt products will bring many years of luxurious comfort as long as you take effective care of your items. Minimising the need for laundering by regularly changing your bedlinen and effectively airing your product daily will enhance and extend its life cycle.
Minimising exposure to moisture is vital to extend its life cycle and if you do launder, it is imperative that your items are thoroughly dried before re-use.
Use gentle detergents – preferably those without bleaching agents, conditioners or other odour masks which will coat fibres and impact their ability to function as intended.