This duvet should be used with a duvet or comforter cover at all times. Failure to do so will cause premature wear and invalidate the warranty.
A properly covered duvet will eliminate the need for a top sheet. This keeps bed-making to a minimum and allows you to enjoy the light, cozy feeling of your duvet.
Prior to use, shake the duvet vigorously to help fluff up the down. It will take about 1 week of use before the outer fabric softens up and the down lofts up to its full potential.
There may be a slight odour as a result of having been stored in the packaging, but it will disappear within the first week of use.
Take your down duvet outdoors periodically and air it. This helps maintain its freshness, fluffiness and insulating qualities.
This product should be stored in a dry and well-ventilated closet or room when not in use in order to prevent mildew growth.
* A properly maintained duvet should only require cleaning after five to ten years, if at all.
* Your duvet is covered in 100% cotton and filled with natural down. It will shrink if washed, possibly causing puckering in the stitching and loss of the filling.
* Should your comforter need cleaning, have it DRY CLEANED or PROFESSIONALLY WASHED by a reputable cleaner that specializes in cleaning down and/or feather products.
* DO NOT attempt to machine wash or dry clean this product yourself. If the filling stays even slightly damp, the down will clump together and may allow mildew growth.
* Small spots or stains may be removed by holding the fabric away from the filling and using warm water and mild soap. To dry, use a hair dryer on low heat.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
I have been using blankets on top of my existing duvet and peeling them off through the night as I get warm. If I do this with one of your down duvets, will that crush the duvet and negatively impact its ability to keep me warm over time? And if that's the case and you advise using a blanket under the duvet, would that cancel out the duvet's breathability and ability to reduce night sweats when they happen?
The ideal situation is to purchase a duvet that can keep you warm enough on its own! This means you're getting the most performance from your duvet without compromising breathability. You're correct that a duvet has to be lofted up to its full potential to exercise its best insulating properties but that a blanket underneath reduces breathability. If you have to choose one of these options, the blanket underneath is the way to go! When you purchase a high quality duvet, what you're mainly paying for is the high loft, high performance down - you wouldn't want to hinder that performance if you can hlep it!
California King - It seems the XL King is the best option to cover a California King sized mattress to accommodate the length - are there duvet covers that will work with this sized comforter?
You're absolutely right! Many people believe Cali King is larger than King, but it's actually between Queen and King size, which makes XL Queen the best option. We do offer duvet covers in this size :)
Regular vs. All Season - what would you recommend for year round use in Toronto, ON where apartment winters can be cold and summers can be hot and humid?
It's tough to find a duvet that works well in both hot and cold temperatures. The duvet has a certain insulating ability, which doesn't change based on the ambient temp. If the temperature of your home fluctuates over the seasons, it's best to go with the lighter weight. It's much easier to add an extra blanket when it's cold than to use a duvet that's too hot!
Are geese killed to make these duvets? What happens to the rest of the goose once the feathers are removed?
Thank you for your question and for considering animal welfare - it's so important. Down and feather is a by-product of the meat industry collected post-mortem. It would otherwise go to the landfill. We are IDS and RDS certified to ensure the humane and ethical treatment of animals throughout our supply chain.
If it’s duck down then why does the label say white goose down duvet ??
Thanks for submitting a question! The Hutterite Goose Down Duvet is in fact a goose down duvet! It is filled with goose down, not duck down. The fill species is indicated in the product description.
What's the difference between this duvet and the Hutterite White Down Duvet?
The only difference is the species of the fill! The Hutterite Goose Down Duvet is filled with goose down and the Hutterite White Down Duvet is filled with duck down. Both of these duvets are made in Canada with 700 loft Hutterite down and 400 thread count cotton, and they are covered by the same warranty period. Click to Read more about goose vs duck.
Would placing the duvet in a duvet cover hinder or damage it over time?
Thank you for reaching out with your question! Placing a duvet in a duvet cover does not damage or hinder it over time. It's actually the opposite! Duvet covers help protect duvets from environmental conditions that could contribute to dirtying or damage the duvet and its effectiveness. A breathable cover like our own are always recommended, to ensure proper heat regulation. You can find those at the link provided below: https://www.canadiandownandfeather.com/collections/duvet-covers
Any suggestions on where to get a duvet cover for the XL Queen? Doesn’t seem to be anyone offering a cover with those dimensions?
We sell an XL Queen duvet cover, which comes in a few colours! If you'd like to buy from somewhere else, there are other merchants that sell this size (or close to it) but it does take some searching, as unfortunately, there's no standard sizing across the industry. We can help you with your Google search if you send us an email :)
What is the approximate ratio of goose down compared to goose feather in the duvet ( such as 90% down & 10% feather ). I do not see it mentioned in any product information.
There is no feather in this duvet! Only goose down :)