GRANNY GOOSE DUVET BUYING GUIDE
Granny Goose has been in the duvet industry for over 25 years. We would consider ourselves as experts in our field and can give you the best advice when choosing your duvet. We have a few style and filling options for you to choose between in order to find the perfect duvet.
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR SIZE
We always recommend getting one size bigger than your bed. This gives you more coverage while you are sleeping especially if there are two in the bed. It also covers more of the mattress down the sides of the bed.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR FILLING
All our natural fillings are the finest quality NEW down that conforms to European Standard DIN EN 12934. Duvets with natural fillings are soft, light, and puffy and allow your skin to ‘breathe’ so you don’t overheat. It is the classic ‘warmth without weight’ combination. The natural fibres are also very strong and resilient and therefore will last longer than synthetic fillings. We use a 100% cotton downproof 230 thread count casing for all our natural fill duvets which prevents the filling from leaking through the casing.
Synthetic / Hypoallergenic Fills
We use FossFlakes fill for our synthetic range of products. The products are washable, hypoallergenic and Oeko-Tex certified. The Fossflakes filling is the best filling in the fibre-filled category. It is created with polyethylene flakes that have been inspired by snowflakes with multiple air-pockets that trap air to keep you warm. All Fossflakes products are encased in high quality, pure cotton, Oeko-Tex 100 Class I Standard certified.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR STYLE
When choosing a duvet, we have a few different styles to offer you. The style refers to the way the duvet is stitched giving each style unique features.
ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES
Contrary to popular belief, genuine allergies to down are not very common although they can of course occur. Most allergies attributed to down emanate from dust and the dust mite. All Granny Goose natural fill products are triple de-dusted as part of the exhaustive cleaning process. This coupled with the use of a tightly woven cotton downproof fabric prevents the dust mites from entering the casing.
On the basis of new scientific knowledge, this prejudice concerning the alleged negative properties of bedding filled with down and feathers bedding has had to be revised, or even completely reversed!
According to representative studies in Central Europe, in which hundreds of homes, bedrooms, beds, duvets and pillows were examined for house dust mite infestation and allergen content, it is now clear:- Feather and down filled bedding is not a preferred habitat for house dust mites. With normal care, hardly any house dust mites are found in these articles of bedding, as the dense downproof casing represents an almost impenetrable barrier for the mites.
– The favourable warm and climatic conditions offered by down bedding for humans (rapid accumulation of warmth while the person is sleeping, rapid decrease in humidity when the room is aired) are a very unfavourable habitat for mites, which need humidity.
– In every home and in every bedroom, it is almost impossible to avoid house dust mites. They feed directly on humans, namely on the tiny flakes of skin which everyone constantly sheds. On the other hand, feathers and down do not provide any nutrients for mites.
Sources: "Gutachten zur Einschätzung der Relevanz der Bettfedern -(Keratin) Allergie" Expert opinion on the assessment of the relevance of keratin allergy), Prof. Dr. med. Hofmann, Head of the Pediatric Institute of the University Hospital of Frankfurt am Main. "House dust mite allergen in pillows", expert opinion of the Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand. "Ökologische Untersuchungen zur Hausstaubmilbenallergie" (Ecological Studies of the Allergy to House Dust Mites), Prof. Dr. Dr. H. W. Jürgens, Anthropological Institute of the University of Kiel.
Our duvets are fully machine washable. Please take care to use a warm gentle cycle as too high a temperature will shrink the cotton casing. Do not use any fabric softener as this coats the down and prevents it from drying properly.