Glass Door sleep out fund raising!

Glass Door Charity Sleep Out | scooms duvets

Congratulations to our friend Marie and her daughter Abi who together raised enough to fund the nightly food bill at Glass Door 's Fulham shelter in London for a month, providing around 1,500 meals this winter.

Although a small charity, Glass Door  is rapidly becoming a fundamental contributor for those who are homeless on the streets of London - this past winter they provided about a quarter of night shelter space in London on an average evening.  Their latest figures show 420 guests used the shelter in the last year.  However the key aim of the charity is helping those who find themselves on the streets to be able to find a home and a means to support themselves.  As a result of Glass Door  support, 160 plus of those we have helped during the past winter are now are back in housing and a similar number have now found employment. 

Marie told us "I can definitely say the pavement is not a comfortable place to spend the night - very hard, somewhat noisy and needs a lot of layers to stay warm.  Neither Abi or I were sorry to say goodbye when we were asked to give up our pavement spot at 5am in the morning.  A great way to understand just how hard it is to have to sleep out." 

"And a big thank you to scooms duvets for loaning us their amazing All season duvet. We were the only two who didn't complain of feeling cold last night as a result ..."

scooms are proud to support Glass Door  by giving one duvet or pillow for every 15 that we sell to help their guests build more stable futures in their own accommodation.

 

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Bedding size guide

DUVET 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.

 

DUVET TOG RATING 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

 

DUVET FILL WEIGHT GUIDE

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

 

PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

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

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm

 

BED LINEN SIZE GUIDE

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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