Molly Keith Duvet Cover July 11th, 2018 - 15:54:26
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.
In many places in Europe it's even common for two, single size duvets to be placed on a queen or larger size bed. The advantage to this can be that for couples they can have individualized thicknesses of the duvet and it also solves the perennial problem of one person stealing the covers. Did I say different thicknesses? Yes, duvets and duvet covers can have different tog ratings to refer to different heat retention capabilities. Higher tog ratings translate into a warmer cover. These days the filling of a duvet doesn't have to be down, but can be most any other fiber that is used for quilting material from man made to natural materials the variety is really up to the preference of the buyer. Some will want to avoid down for allergy reasons for instance.
Special Allergen blocking pillow covers and duvet-covers give the allergy sufferers a nightmare-free sleep due to its special tight weave of the fabric. Even after frequent washing the fabric remains soft and snug trapping the allergens and preventing breakouts.
Before we look at their importance, let us first try to understand what duvets are and where they originated from. A duvet is just like a bag filled with warm fabrics like feathers or wool. Duvets originated from the French and it basically means down. Many people do not know the difference between a duvet and a comforter. There is a very big difference but they both serve the same purpose. A comforter in contrast is sewn all round whereas the duvet has an outer cover which resembles that of a pillow case.
No matter what people call them, nothing matches the experience of sleeping under a quality down comforter or duvet.
Much like a pillow case on a pillow, this cover is the protective and often a decorative cover that slips over the down comforter or duvet. Duvets are usually not washable, so duvet comforter covers are useful for they can be laundered along with other bed linens, keeping the duvet or down comforter fresh and clean always.