Leonor Fisher Duvet Cover July 12th, 2018 - 05:10:09
So now you can no longer claim that you don't know what a duvet is. This type of bedding that was once uniquely European has now made it literally around the world and it will go by different names. In some places it's known as a duvet, others as a dyne or doona. It has been called a continental quilt and in Pakistan it is even known as a Ralli Quilt. Whatever the name, for many it spells warmth and comfort!
No matter what people call them, nothing matches the experience of sleeping under a quality down comforter or duvet.
The duvet story begins a few centuries ago with down comforters in Europe and silk comforters in Asia. Both comforters required a significant amount of time to make, which gave them value. Also, both types are excellent insulators, but neither one was happy being washed in the local stream nor are they happy in a modern washer.
Many people know what a duvet cover is, but what is a duvet ("due-vay"), and where does it come from? In the United States, we hear the phrases "duvet covers" and "down comforters" and overall, most people know what those items are. In other countries such as Canada and Europe, "duvet" refers to the actual comforter (down comforter) and the cover is the protection to the duvet much like a pillowcase is to a pillow. Duvet is a French word that translates to "down" (referring to the down in birds); this is where the United States gets the phrase "down comforter". As a result, a "duvet cover" refers to the covering of a duvet/down comforter.
In the United States, many people say "duvet" when referring to a duvet cover; whereas, in Europe and in Canada, most people refer to a down comforter as a duvet. Duvets are like comforters, except that they have duvet covers which are replaceable and washable, much like large pillowcases.
Duvet covers usually have one end that has a zipper or buttons that can seal the duvet cover around the duvet. Duvet covers fit tightly around duvets and protect them from getting dirty or soiled. A duvet cover can be compared to a pillowcase in that they both cover and protect bedding materials in a similar manner. The person can wash the duvet cover with the fitted sheet whenever necessary. It is much easier to load a duvet cover into a washing machine and dryer than it is to wash the full duvet itself. Most duvet covers are made of materials like cotton that are safe to wash in machines and do not need any special care.