How to wash your goose down pillow

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We recommend washing goose down and feather pillows in a large drum washing machine every 6 to 12 months at 40° using a small amount of non-bio detergent and then tumble drying carefully on a low heat setting. See the full goose down pillow care instructions below.

 

You may need to wash your goose down pillow more often if you notice any staining or that the loft of your goose down pillow has decreased. Both are good indicators that it is time to wash your down feather pillow. Down and feather pillows absorb body oils, dead skin cells, sweat, etc, which can soak into the natural down and feather filling causing it to clump or the casing to stain.

Caring for your goose down pillow:

  • Give your goose down pillow a good shake each morning and evening to plump up the down and feather filling.
  • Don't use a tight pillowcase or pillow protector as this will flatten the down filling.
  • Make sure your pillowcase is made of a breathable material like cotton or linen to allow the down to breathe.
  • Wash your pillow regularly and dry carefully.
  • Replace your goose down pillow every one to two years for peak support.

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

Washing your goose down pillow:

  • Shake the down pillow several times during the drying process so that the down filling doesn't stick together and clump.
  • Dryer balls like scooms Wool Tumble Dryer Balls or even clean tennis balls will help to keep the down fluffy as it dries.
  • Make sure your goose down pillow filling is completely dry before you place it in your pillowcase. (Pillows do take longer to dry than a normal clothes load.)
  • Don't dry clean your goose down pillow as the dry cleaning chemicals could damage the down and feather filling.
 
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Author: Emily AttwoodPublished: 2 June 2024Last modified: 7 June 2024





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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")

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Duvet tog ratings

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 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

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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

 

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Bed linen sizes

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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

 

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Topper / protector size Mattress size
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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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