Down duvets

Buying a down duvet?
Choose one that suits you!

One down duvet is not the same as the next. There are enormous differences in quality. And these differences have a huge influence on your sleep. This is exactly why you’re best making a well-considered choice before you purchase a down duvet. Allow Fja-Oeyen to explain the must-know facts and tell you what to look out for when you’re buying.

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Filling

The best-known fillings for down duvets are genuine down, synthetic materials and wool. They each have specific properties that will meet your expectations to different degrees.

Synthetic down – especially when it’s polyester – is the cheapest. A synthetic down duvet may feel relatively light, is able to be cleaned in the washing machine and is suitable for people with a dust-mite allergy. The disadvantage is that a synthetic down duvet will not offer optimal insulation and will feel clammy very soon.
Woollen down maintains a good temperature, feeling warm in winter and fresh in the summer. The material is sustainable, natural and keeps dust mites out. The disadvantage is that a woollen down duvet soon feels heavy and is certainly not easy to wash by yourself.
Genuine down is light, supple and insulative. It maintains a good temperature by itself and effortlessly absorbs transpiration. Thanks to the excellent air circulation, dust mites don’t have the chance to nest. While a down duvet with genuine down is pricey, it’s an investment that pays for itself over its long lifetime. Down duvets require a professional wash every seven years, but send yours to Fja-Oeyen and it will come back to you, clean, topped up and ready to deliver a good night’s sleep.

Stitching

Down duvets are usually stitched with cassettes or channels. Cassettes are most frequently used with heavy down because they stop the down from moving about too much. Unfortunately, because the down is always held in place, you can’t shake it to air it effectively, so you’ll have to wash it more frequently. Channels are only suitable for light down. The filling stays well distributed, but must be shaken up daily. The advantage of an airing like this is that the down duvet loses any moisture that would otherwise be trapped. As such, it doesn’t need to be washed as frequently.

The shell of your down duvet is almost as important as the filling. A synthetic shell will soon feel clammy because it doesn’t absorb moisture as well. Fine woven cotton is a fine choice because it doesn’t allow down through it, but does allow the movement of air for optimal ventilation. The quality of cotton is measured in newton metres – ‘Nm’: the number of threads for a weight of 1 gram. The higher the Nm value, the better.
We advise you to have your down duvet washed and laundered every seven years. This extends its life and ensures you’re sleeping in hygienic conditions. You cannot wash a down duvet yourself; doing so only cleans the outside. Furthermore, regular washing machines are not designed for working with such enormous volumes. Chemical cleaning, such as dry cleaning, is not an option, because it will damage the natural protective layer of the down.
There’s no room for misunderstandings when it comes to down duvets. Down is assessed against European standard EN 12934 to give consumers reliable guidance and knowledge. It informs you about the composition of the down and gives you insight into the origins, colour and ratio of down to feather. There is also the class. The highest class (Class 1) is only awarded to down duvets with a composition of at least 90 per cent genuine goose or duck down. Fja-Oeyen was there present for the development of this standard. It goes without saying that our down duvets belong to Class 1.
JUPITER EXTRA
JUPITER EXTRA

The pinnacle of our down duvets ? Jupiter, our finest grade of white down, in a beautiful fabric cover of 60% cotton blended with 40% cashmere. It feels fantastic and offers unparalleled comfort. Lifetime warranty on the down filling.

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JUPITER
JUPITER

Le duvet d'oie fin Jupiter est revêtu de façon standard d'une percale blanche en 100 % coton, pourvue d'une finition anti-âge. Cette dernière associe le précieux extrait d'aloe vera à la vitamine E, ainsi qu'une finition absorbante. L'aloe vera allège le tissu et offre une protection anti-bactérienne. Le tout veille à un environnement de sommeil agréable et sec et ralentit le vieillissement cutané. Garantie à vie sur le garnissage en duvet.

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NEPTUNUS
NEPTUNUS

Pour le duvet d'oie gris Neptunus, on a utilisé une percale bleue étant donné que le duvet gris pourrait se voir à travers un revêtement blanc. La percale bleue est en 100 % coton de qualité très fine, facilement lavable et extrêmement agréable au toucher. Garantie à vie sur le garnissage en duvet.

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