What type of fibre should I choose for a duvet?
Whether it's winter or summer, some people can't live without a duvet. For bed or cosy evenings on the sofa, selecting the best filling for a duvet depends on multiple factors.
There are several characteristics to take into account when choosing the most suitable fibre for a duvet, such as touch (rougher or softer), lightness, grammage, durability or treatment (anti-dust mite, anti-allergy, etc.). It is desirable to combine these characteristics to ensure that the duvet is comfortable.
When choosing a duvet, you must first consider whether or not the house is heated and what season it is destined for. This will help you decide on the most appropriate grammage. However, more important than the grammage is the TOG (thermal insulation capacity) index of the fibre. A fibre with a high TOG index requires less grammage than a fibre with a lower TOG index to have excellent insulation results.
The chosen fibre should also have a pleasant feel. Siliconised fibres are softer as the silicone coating makes the filling slippery, giving it a more comfortable feel.
Hollow section fibres are preferable to solid section fibres as they have more volume, are softer, more resilient and provide better thermal insulation.
A high decitex makes the filling rougher, so the option may fall on fibres with a lower decitex.
One should also choose fibres that can be washed frequently and at high temperatures without compromising their quality and durability.
Bearing these factors in mind, Eurospuma proposes a set of fibres for filling duvets. One of our concerns is to use sustainable and recyclable fibres to reduce our ecological footprint. Our TL-M3T fibre, from the Eurospuma Standard range, is a more basic, lower cost choice. Hollofil Allberban, from Eurospuma Advance, has the advantage of having an anti-mite treatment, the ideal choice for allergy sufferers. It has a softer touch than TL-M3T and a higher insulation capacity because it is made up of four-channel hollow fibres. For those looking for a filling with a feather-like touch, light and very voluminous, the best solution is Quallofill Premium fibre.
The season of the year has a significant influence on the grammage chosen for each of the fibres:
Winter (unheated house)
TL-M3T – 450 g/m2 ou 500 g/m2
Hollofil Allberban – 350 g/m2
Quallofil Premium - 350 g/m2
TL-M3T – 250 g/m2
Hollofil Allberban – 150 g/m2 ou 200 g/m2
Quallofil Premium - 200 g/m2
Whatever your choice, bet on a solution that suits your needs and be sure to invest in high quality materials.