Why is Cotton the Best Choice Fibre for a Luxury Duvet?

Cotton has been used in the textile industry for centuries and it forms an important part of history with its role in the industrial revolution. Clothing, bathroom and household product industries, as well as bed linen manufacturers, have long used cotton as the ‘go-to’ fabric. Cotton has continued to be used all over the globe, thanks to its unique set of useful properties. So, why is cotton the first choice when it comes to luxury duvet sets? Let’s have a look at what you need to look for when buying a cotton duvet and exactly what qualities cotton brings. 

What is so great about cotton?

Below we have detailed some of the known and perhaps, lesser-well-known benefits of cotton.

Cotton:

  • Is soft and breathable
  • Is able to control moisture
  • Provides insulation
  • Is hypoallergenic
  • Is durable and weatherproof
  • Allows for airflow for drying out dampness

What is cotton percale?

As well as standard cotton, you may also have heard of cotton percale which is a very flat, fine fabric that has been closely woven. Used often in luxury bed linen, it is also breathable, is lighter than muslin fabric and is available in thread counts of 180 to 200. It is considered a high quality of cotton and has been likened to Egyptian cotton. At Dusk, our duvets are encased in cotton percale to provide supreme comfort. Similarly, and not to be confused with satin, cotton sateen is made from 100% cotton and has a high thread count, it has a very soft feel with a sheen finish. So, when you are on the hunt for that ‘perfect double duvet set’, make sure you look at the specific kinds of cotton it is available in, as this can make a difference to both the look and feel of your bed. 

What do you need from a luxury duvet?

Whether you are looking to buy a new luxury queen duvet or even a simple single duvet, you are also signing up for an investment. You want to get as much wear as you can from a duvet, which is why a cotton fabric always fits the bill.

Link in the advantages of cotton with the requirements of a luxury duvet and you can see the parallels. Duvets need to keep you warm but not too warm in the night. They need to be durable, so they do not have to be replaced too frequently. They need to be usable by people who experience allergies and they also need to be good value for money.

What else should I consider when buying a luxury bed duvet?

Other things you should consider when buying a luxury duvet are whether or not you want a natural or synthetic fill. Consider if the person who will be using the duvet experiences allergies, such as dust mites or mold. Our Feels Like Down range at Dusk is made from synthetic, Microfibre that is as soft as a down filling.  Natural fill duvets are also a favourite. Down and feathers provide a warmth and extreme softness that oozes luxury.

What is a baffle wall structure?

A baffle wall is a type of construction that involves sewing in squares to the structure of a duvet. The idea is that each square contains the same amount of filling as the others and evenly distributes warmth throughout the duvet.

A luxury duvet for all seasons?

Also, think about the tog rating you will need. As the seasons change and perhaps your body temperature too, you will need a tog rating that accommodates. A 4.5 tog works well in the warm summer months while a 9 tog rating is ideal for the cooler times of the year. At Dusk, we have an ‘All Seasons Duvet’ made with crisp cotton percale, which combines the two duvets with a simple button fastening that keeps you well and truly cosy.

Consider the design of your duvet

As a durable, yet soft fabric, cotton already forms part of your colour and design scheme, for example, a simple white duvet set with delicate lacing makes a subtle but certain style statement. Our collection at Dusk comprises a number of different soft colours and patterns that echo luxury and quality.

One of the most popular collections we have at Dusk is the Mayfair duvet cover set. Made from 400 thread cotton sateen it boasts a stitched cord edging which can be customised in different colours, including white, grey, pink, navy and light blue. It is available as a single, double, king duvet set, as well as super king size, along with a pair of pillow cases. 

A large, super king set duvet set can set a bold statement in any of our cotton duvets, have a  look at the Lisbon collection for elegant charm or the Venice collection for a conventional appeal, with straight edges and lines.

To view the latest offers and discounts on cotton duvets have a look at our full collection. We keep in stock a range of different sizes for all our duvets and duvets sets, from a single to a super king duvet set – we stock all sizes.

Why is Cotton the Best Choice Fibre for a Luxury Duvet?

Cotton has been used in the textile industry for centuries and it forms an important part of history with its role in the industrial revolution. Clothing, bathroom and household product industries, as well as bed linen manufacturers, have long used cotton as the ‘go-to’ fabric. Cotton has continued to be used all over the globe, thanks to its unique set of useful properties. So, why is cotton the first choice when it comes to luxury duvet sets? Let’s have a look at what you need to look for when buying a cotton duvet and exactly what qualities cotton brings. 

What is so great about cotton?

Below we have detailed some of the known and perhaps, lesser-well-known benefits of cotton.

Cotton:

  • Is soft and breathable
  • Is able to control moisture
  • Provides insulation
  • Is hypoallergenic
  • Is durable and weatherproof
  • Allows for airflow for drying out dampness

What is cotton percale?

As well as standard cotton, you may also have heard of cotton percale which is a very flat, fine fabric that has been closely woven. Used often in luxury bed linen, it is also breathable, is lighter than muslin fabric and is available in thread counts of 180 to 200. It is considered a high quality of cotton and has been likened to Egyptian cotton. At Dusk, our duvets are encased in cotton percale to provide supreme comfort. Similarly, and not to be confused with satin, cotton sateen is made from 100% cotton and has a high thread count, it has a very soft feel with a sheen finish. So, when you are on the hunt for that ‘perfect double duvet set’, make sure you look at the specific kinds of cotton it is available in, as this can make a difference to both the look and feel of your bed. 

What do you need from a luxury duvet?

Whether you are looking to buy a new luxury queen duvet or even a simple single duvet, you are also signing up for an investment. You want to get as much wear as you can from a duvet, which is why a cotton fabric always fits the bill.

Link in the advantages of cotton with the requirements of a luxury duvet and you can see the parallels. Duvets need to keep you warm but not too warm in the night. They need to be durable, so they do not have to be replaced too frequently. They need to be usable by people who experience allergies and they also need to be good value for money.

What else should I consider when buying a luxury bed duvet?

Other things you should consider when buying a luxury duvet are whether or not you want a natural or synthetic fill. Consider if the person who will be using the duvet experiences allergies, such as dust mites or mold.

Our Feels Like Down range at Dusk is made from synthetic, Microfibre that is as soft as a down filling.  Natural fill duvets are also a favourite. Down and feathers provide a warmth and extreme softness that oozes luxury.

What is a baffle wall structure?

A baffle wall is a type of construction that involves sewing in squares to the structure of a duvet. The idea is that each square contains the same amount of filling as the others and evenly distributes warmth throughout the duvet.

A luxury duvet for all seasons?

Also, think about the tog rating you will need. As the seasons change and perhaps your body temperature too, you will need a tog rating that accommodates. A 4.5 tog works well in the warm summer months while a 9 tog rating is ideal for the cooler times of the year. At Dusk, we have an ‘All Seasons Duvet’ made with crisp cotton percale, which combines the two duvets with a simple button fastening that keeps you well and truly cosy.

Consider the design of your duvet

As a durable, yet soft fabric, cotton already forms part of your colour and design scheme, for example, a simple white duvet set with delicate lacing makes a subtle but certain style statement. Our collection at Dusk comprises a number of different soft colours and patterns that echo luxury and quality.

One of the most popular collections we have at Dusk is the Mayfair duvet cover set. Made from 400 thread cotton sateen it boasts a stitched cord edging which can be customised in different colours, including white, grey, pink, navy and light blue. It is available as a single, double, king duvet set, as well as super king size, along with a pair of pillow cases. 

A large, super king set duvet set can set a bold statement in any of our cotton duvets, have a  look at the French vintage range for rustic charm or the Venice collection for a conventional appeal, with straight edges and lines.

To view the latest offers and discounts on cotton duvets have a look at our full collection. We keep in stock a range of different sizes for all our duvets and duvets sets, from a single to a super king duvet set – we stock all sizes.