How to clean and care for your scooms duvet

Cleaning your duvet | scooms bedding

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 duvet every 6 to 12 months.



  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. 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.



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 that is made of a natural material, like 100% cotton or linen, so that the down can breathe, (which synthetic materials don't allow).



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

  1. Grab your duvet from the bottom edge and shake it firmly several times, then repeat the process 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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Bedding size guide


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
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm 

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.



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



Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre).

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



Our pillows come in two sizes and provide medium support. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm



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

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