How to clean and care for your scooms duvet

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You can wash scooms goose down and feather duvets in the washing machine. Just follow the instructions on the care label. We recommend that you wash your scooms Hungarian down duvet every 6 to 12 months. If your duvet pockets start to appear less fluffy than before, this is a good indication that it is time to wash your duvet.

 

To keep your scooms duvet in tip top condition:

  1. Give your duvet a really good shake every night or morning to keep the down as fluffy and airy as possible.
  2. Pull back your duvet and open your windows every day to allow your duvet to breath and any moisture to evaporate.
  3. Machine wash at 40° every 6-12 months - you may need to take your duvet to the laundrette unless you have a large drum capacity machine. 
  4. Use non-bio (enzyme free) detergent - about a third of the usual amount.
  5. Dry thoroughly and tumble dry if necessary - make sure your duvet filling is completely dry before you place it in your duvet cover.
  6. To help keep the down aerated and fluffy as it tumble dries, we recommend using  scooms Wool Tumble Dryer Balls or even clean tennis balls. As they bounce around the drum, they will help the hot air to circulate more evenly and efficiently.
  7. Take care to make sure that the laundrette does not overdry your duvet as this may shrink the cotton casing. Your duvet will need around 90 minutes in the dryer and should be taken out when it is nearly dry and then hung up to dry for the last 24 hours or so at home somewhere warm but not in direct sunlight.
  8. A good quality 100% cotton or linen duvet cover will protect your duvet from body oils, fluids, hair, etc. Wash your duvet cover once a week to keep both your bed linen and duvet fresh.

 

Drying tips:

  • Shake the duvet several times during drying to prevent clumping and use dryer balls as these help to keep the down filling aerated and reduce drying time.
  • Ask the laundrette to check the duvet every few minutes as soon as it appears to be nearly dry and remove it from the dryer promptly. (It could be worth discussing whether to dry the duvet on a low temperature rather than a medium temperature if they think that their dryers might increase in heat over a long drying period.)
  • Before placing your duvet in the duvet cover, check that the down in each duvet pocket is looking nice and fluffy and not clumped together. Give the duvet a good shake and hang out for longer if necessary.

 

To get the best insulation from your duvet:

Down insulates so well because it traps air. So the down needs to be light and airy to insulate most effectively:

  1. Check your duvet cover isn't too tight as it could constrict the downs natural loft. If your duvet is rather squashed into the cover, then you won't be getting the maximum insulation that the duvet can provide.
  2. Similarly, if you cover your goose down duvet with a heavy blanket this will squash the air out of the down and will decrease the warmth of the duvet.
  3. Use bed linen made from a natural material, like 100% cotton or linen, so that the down can breathe, (which synthetic materials don't allow).

 

How to shake your duvet:

Shaking your duvet regularly is a great way to keep the goose down fluffy as well as getting a bit of daily exercise:

  1. Take hold of one corner of your duvet from the bottom edge and shake it firmly several times diagonally across the duvet. Then repeat the process on the other side from the top end of the duvet.
  2. Shaking it vertically rather than horizontally will allow the down to spread across the whole pocket, resulting in a fluffier and more comfortable duvet.
  3. Shake your duvet on a daily basis, or as often as you think of it, to keep it at peak fluffiness.

See our guide to How often should you change your duvet?

 
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Hungarian Goose Down Duvet

Our Hungarian goose down duvet is naturally breathable with cloud-like comfort. Hand-made in Hungary, filled with the finest, ethically sourced goose down. Free next day delivery & 60 night trial.

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Author: Emily AttwoodPublished: 8 March 2018Last modified: 24 May 2024





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Bedding size guide

DUVET SIZES

These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

 

DUVET TOG RATINGS

Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth

 

DUVET FILL WEIGHTS

Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
Single All seasons - 788gsm
9 tog - 486gsm 
4.5 tog - 302gsm 
2.5 tog - 220gsm
Double All seasons - 1168gsm
9 tog - 720gsm
4.5 tog - 448gsm
2.5 tog - 320gsm
King All seasons - 1478gsm
9 tog - 911gsm
4.5 tog - 567gsm
2.5 tog - 400gsm
Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
9 tog - 1030gsm
4.5 tog - 641gsm
2.5 tog - 480gsm

 

PILLOW SIZES

Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm

 

BED LINEN SIZES

Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm

 

TOPPER & MATTRESS PROTECTOR SIZES

Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size topper or protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

Topper / protector size Mattress size
Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 

 

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