October 15, 2011
Researching new comforters or duvets can be a daunting task because of industry lingo. In order to make an educated buying decision, it is important to have a full understanding of what these words mean. Below are definitions to industry related words that we are most frequently asked about. Enjoy!
Duvet: A Duvet is a french word that literally means down. The word duvet and comforter can be used interchangeably. Often times, when people hear the word duvet, they instantly think of a duvet cover which is incorrect.
Duvet Cover: A Duvet Cover is something that your comforter or duvet is placed inside of. Duvet covers offer protection for your comforter and allow you the ability to change styles. A duvet cover provides the same benefits of a pillow case.
Sewn-Through Construction: Sewn-Through Construction creates boxes within a comforter that eliminates fill from shifting freely within a comforter or duvet. The top and bottom layers of a comforter are stitched together in a grid-like fashion to create boxes. Many duvets have specific size boxes (15-inch box construction).
Baffle Box Construction: Baffle Box Constructed comforters have vertical fabric walls that connect the top and bottom layers of the comforter shell. This box, created by vertical fabric, adds extra loft and keeps fill from shifting.
Thread Count: Thread Count is the number of threads per one square inch (vertical and horizontal). Usually, a higher thread count implies a softer feel and higher quality.
Hypoallergenic: Due to the increase in allergies amongst us, hypoallergenic comforters are becoming popular. Hypoallergenic means that a comforter or duvet is not likely to cause an allergic reaction.
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