The Lowdown on Down Alternative Duvets

The Lowdown on Down Alternative Duvets

2019 Jan 28th

Not down with down? There are still plenty of options available for a luxury bedding upgrade! Read on to learn everything you need to know about down alternative duvets.

Synthetic Duvets

A synthetic duvet is a great option for those looking for a budget-friendly bedding upgrade, as well as sleepers with allergies to natural fibres. Synthetic duvets are our most easy care option, being both machine washable and dryable

Polyester is our most economical option for a synthetic duvet, and is best for casual use. 

Microgel is a synthetic fibre 100 times finer than polyester, resulting in a loftier, more down-like feel. Microgel is a great option for those looking for an easy-care, synthetic option with the loft and comfort of down. See our Carmanah Microgel Duvet for more information.

Wool Duvets

A wool duvet is a great option for those looking for something with optimal temperature regulation and moisture management capabilities. Pure wool absorbs 30% of its weight in excess moisture from the body, helping to maintain a fresh and dry sleep environment. This also creates an environment that's inhospitable to dust-mites, as they thrive on humidity, making wool a great choice for allergy sufferers. A wool duvet maintains its loft exceptionally well, and insulates evenly, with no cold spots.

Wool comes from a renewable resource that is completely bio-degradable, and is therefore considered a sustainable textile. Our wool duvet is made from 100% Pure Australian Wool.

Still Not Sure Which Down Alternative Duvet is Best for You?

We recommend visiting one of our 70+ store locations across Canada in order to feel each duvet for yourself, and consult with our expert in-store stylists before making a decision. Happy shopping!

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