organic cotton & kapok duvet - all year
Organic cotton percale outer with pure plant fibres of half organic cotton and half kapok filling.
This is a fluffy and silky feeling duvet similar in its feel to feathers. (Kapok is a light-weight, hollow fibre often referred to as 'plant down'.) Great for people who want the luxurious feel of down without using animal feather/fibre materials.
The duvet features a 'mummy-style' quilting pattern (wider at the top and narrowing at the feet) which gives the duvet more drape so it can better 'envelope' the sleeper and keep out draughts.
This is a mid-weight, mid-warmth duvet suitable for most of the year. Great for people who like a plant-fibre duvet with good volume and drape.
Mix is: 50% natural kapok/50% organic cotton.
100% plant fibres = 100% vegan friendly.
Approximately 10 togs.
Approximately 500 gsm.
Machine washable at 40 degrees C max in a gentle cycle.
Single: 135 x 200 cm (53" x 79")
Double: 200 x 200 cm (79" x 79")
King: 225 x 220 cm (88" x 86")
Super king: 260 x 220 cm (102"x 86")
Duvets are also equipped with cotton ties on the corners which allow them to be combined with other duvets for extra weight and warmth.
The quilting pattern gives the duvet a lovely drape so it can better 'envelope' the sleeper and keep out draughts.
The Kapok tree grows wild in tropical forests without the need for any pesticides. They are vital for the local economies which is why they are not felled and hence help with preserving tropical forests.
Kapok contains naturally occurring bitter-compounds in its fibres. These make this material unattractive to dust mites and other creepy crawlies. Kapok fibres are naturally coated with a type of wax which means they retain no moisture therefore helping your duvet to stay dry.
Please note that duvets are cut generously as there will be an initial shrinkage after the first few weeks of use. (This is due to the heat and moisture generated during sleep which will make the duvet contract slightly.)
How to care for your cotton/kapok duvet:
Ideally you air your duvet frequently and expose it to sunlight when possible. Stains should be spot-cleaned.
If you need to wash your duvet:
Please refer to the washing instructions on the label. Do not tumble dry.
Duvets need to be pulled back into shape before drying and should be dried flat.
The filling is untreated and part of the vegetable residue within the cotton may discolour the cover after it has become wet.
Dry-cleaning: It is possible to dry-clean this duvet. Stay away from the conventional methods using harsh chemicals - there are more and more 'green' options available now!