Letitia Rutledge Duvet Cover July 11th, 2018 - 14:22:03
duvet covers are the ones that encase the duvet. When we say duvet or duvet covers we may mean the full complement of the duvet and the cover. They're substantial enough to cover the beds and make them warm when you want to use them.
There are also different fabrics used to make duvet covers. You can choose a fabric that will be perfect for the current season or the place where you live. For instance, a duvet cover made of cotton is perfect for warm areas because cotton is very comfortable. It 'breathes,' just like most natural fabrics. If you want a fabric that will keep you warm, cozy, and snug in winter months, you can buy a velvet cover. In really hot places like tropical countries, it is okay to use the cover by itself without the comforter to make it cooler. You can use it to cover the mattress.
Special duvet covers to battle the dust-mites. Asthma sufferers or allergy prone sufferers have a hard time keeping the dust-mites in check. Dust-mites are microscopic arachnids which thrive on dust especially in the down fillings of pillows and quilts. They comprise of almost 80% of the dust around the house!
The value of the comforter, along with the fact that it is difficult to clean, lead to the "invention" of the duvet cover. Similar to the concept of a pillowcase, the duvet cover protected the down or silk comforter from body oils and all the other elements that might soil it.
Make sure that the duvet cover is not to cheap or flimsy or it will not provide protection for the duvet or comforter inside. If you get a good quality duvet cover, you will be able to wash it many times and will hardly ever have to clean the duvet, which is much more difficult.
Like many American men I must confess that the first time I heard someone refer to a Duvet or Duvet Cover, I had no idea what they could be referring to. In fact I think it's probably been less than two years ago that I first heard of a Duvet and I'm in my thirties. So, I suspect that I'm not the only person that hadn't heard of a duvet or a duvet cover or would even have an idea of where one might be found. For those of you that don't know, it's related to bedding. Coming from a tradition where we had sheets, blankets, quilts, covers and spreads I really was somewhat surprised when I started reading about the idea of a duvet or duvet cover.