Organic cotton percale outer with untreated Tencel fibres.
Tencel fibres is where sustainability meets high-tech. Tencel fibres are made from cellulose - a raw natural fibre - that is derived from wood (eucalyptus) grown in sustainable forestry on marginal land not used for food crops. An elaborate process turns the cellulose into Tencel fibres (all chemicals are kept in a closed loop system). This low-energy process, which uses chemicals that are much more environmentally sensitive than those used for the processing of bamboo, was awarded the 'European Award for the Environment' by the EU.
Tencel fibre is biodegradable and is recognised by GOTS as different from other manufactured fibres. It's structure is very smooth and stable and it has an excellent capacity to absorb moisture. All this while being better at retaining warmth than cotton. It is also machine washable at 60 degrees. It is the ideal choice for people who suffer from allergies as it combines the convenience of a synthetic fibre with the comfort and healthy qualities of natural fibres.
100% plant fibres = 100% vegan friendly.
The duvet features a 'mummy-style' quilting pattern (wider at the top and narrowing at the feet) which gives the duvet more drape so it can better 'envelop' the sleeper and keep out draughts. Duvets are also equipped with cotton ties on the corners which allow them to be combined with other duvets for extra weight and warmth.
The quilting design may vary.
This is a very light-weight, cool duvet suitable for the summer. Great for people who like a plant-fibre duvet with good volume and drape and need to wash their duvet often.
Organic Cotton and Tencel Extra Light Duvet
approx. 3 togs
Please note that duvets are cut generously as there will be an initial shrinkage after the first few weeks of use. (This is due to the heat and moisture generated during sleep which will make the duvet contract slightly.)
How to care for your silk duvet: Duvets made with animal fibres have the natural capacity to regenerate themselves - air them frequently. Stains can be spot-cleaned using a special wool detergent. Do this gently by hand and direct a handheld shower onto the area to be cleaned. Make sure the duvet is dried thoroughly (on a flat surface) before placing it into a duvet cover.
Dry-cleaning: it is possible to dry-clean this duvet (but from an environmental health perspective we'd not encourage this). Stay away from the conventional methods using harsh chemicals (like perchloroethylene or "perc"). There are more and more 'green' dry cleaning options available now, if you have to use this method, please consider these.