How to care for your duvet

Three luxurious duvets. One folded on a wicker basket, one rolled on the floor and one draped on a piece of furniture.

A luxurious duvet is a true investment in your sleep-health and wellbeing. Climbing under a cosy duvet after a long day is one of the best feelings in the world.

Your Frida Home London duvet is made in the UK by a team of highly skilled craftspeople and deserves the finest love, care and maintenance. Regular care and a few do’s and don’ts can help extend its lifespan, appearance and quality. These simple and effective steps will help you keep your duvet in prime condition and allow you to enjoy it for years to come.

BEFORE YOU USE

We recommend airing your duvet 1-2 days before use for the fist time. Natural fillings may have a slight odour that will disappear quickly once aired. Give it a good shake before putting into the duvet cover. 

DAY TO DAY CARE

Your duvet cover will keep the duvet clean and protected and these are regularly laundered. Regular fluffing will also help the duvet last longer and provide better insulation. A few vigorous shakes each morning is enough to redistribute the fill and avoid matting.

To remove small stains or marks or if you spill a small amount of liquid on your duvet, spot clean by using a clean damp cloth with soapy water. Make sure the cloth is not too wet otherwise the duvet will take longer to dry. The duvet must be completely dry before being used again. 

Do not vacuum your duvets as this may damage the filling.

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WASHING

Your duvet only requires washing once every 3-4 years depending on the general usage. Washing will reduce clumping, odour, shrinkage and damage, as well as get rid of any mites. Although our duvets are fully washable, we recommend taking them to a professional specialist cleaner as most domestic washing machines are too small to wash a large duvet. Do not dry clean.

If you do decide to wash your duvet at home, ensure you use a large front loading machine as the duvet absorbs a lot of water and becomes heavy during washing. There must be at least 40% empty space in the drum to allow the duvet to move and recover during the washing process. Wash on a warm 40° or less gentle cycle with a small amount of liquid washing detergent. If the cycle is not gentle, this will put stress on the seams. Never use any bleach or brightener as these can damage the high quality fibres, resulting in premature wear and tear. Fabric conditioner shouldn't be used as this coats the filling, preventing the duvet from drying properly and coats the filling. Instead of making your duvet fluffier, it actually compromises it.

Once washed, carefully remove from the machine drum, do not drag it out when wet as this will damage these luxury items. 

DRYING

For natural filled duvets, tumble dry on a low heat. However we recommend using a professional specialist cleaner as they need to be thoroughly dried and this can be time consuming. If drying at home, avoid direct sunshine as the sun may make the down sweat which can then release an odour, as well as causing shrinkage. If the duvet is not completely dry it can make the natural odour of feathers and down more pronounced. 

Hypoallergenic fibre filled duvets can be tumble dried on a low heat. Alternatively hang outside to air when the weather is dry. Avoid direct sunlight as it can tenderise the fabric which can create holes. Man-made fillings will generally dry more quickly than natural fillings. 

Do not use or store until completely dry as moisture can damage the fill and cause clumping.

IRONIING

Do not iron. The heat can damage the filling.

STORING

100% storage bag with a luxurious duvet inside. Frida Home London logo printed on bag.

Keep your duvet folded flat or rolled in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing in plastic. Use the natural breathable 100% cotton Frida Home London storage bag your duvet arrived in.

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For further details on how to care for your duvet, see our Care Guide. 

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