Guide: Care and maintenance of duvets and pillows

How long your pillow and duvet can hold depends on the quality and how well you fit them. We've gathered some simple tips on how to best fit your blanket and pillow so they can last for many years.

  • Duvets and pillows should be shaken every day to maintain the optimal filling and sparingness in the filling.
  • Avoid vacuuming or knocking the duvets as it may damage the filling. 
  • If you put a blanket over the bed, the duvets and pillows can patch a little together because moisture will fill out the vent holes. To get the fill up again, you can tumble dry both duvets and pillows for a couple of hours, possibly. along with a pair of tennis balls or so-called dry balls. In this way the filling will be turned around.

Care and maintenance of duvets and pillows


When you wash your duvet or pillow, it helps extend the durability. Thunder and feathers will clump over time. It may make the quilt appear thinner and reduce the load capacity of the quilt - that is, the ability to isolate and heat. You can maintain the pad's carrying capacity by washing it at least once a year - preferably twice, and max. Four times a year, as the laundry may otherwise slide too much on the bed. We recommend that you wash your pillow 2 times a year. The reason that duvets and pillows should be washed at least 60 degrees every year is that living organisms like house dust mites and molds are eradicated at 60 degrees. 


It can take up to 6 to 8 hours to wash and dry a duvet. Therefore, it is important that you spend a lot of time when you want to wash your duvet and pillow. Always follow the wash inserts on your blanket and pillow.

  1. Start by checking the stitches before washing and make sure there are no holes. Be prepared for a duvet to shrink by washing. 

  2. Wash your duvet and pillow separately or in a large washing machine. 

  3. Use an enzyme-free detergent for duvets and pillows with natural filling. Ordinary detergent contains enzymes that destroy the properties of feathers and dents. This eliminates their natural fat layer, which allows them to isolate and heat. A laundry detergent will often be suitable. Use your ordinary detergent for fiber-filled duvets. 

  4. Wash at 60 degrees and finish with easy centrifugation. 

  5. Wipe the cushion/pillow in the tumble dryer together with two-three tennis balls or so-called drying balls. The tennis balls distribute the filling evenly so that you avoid lumps and keep the duvet/pillow airy. 

  6. Remove the blanket from the dryer and shake it approx. every 15-20 minutes during drying. This prevents feathers and dumps from sticking together as well as brands from the dryer.

  7. Let the duvet dry thoroughly before using it. This avoids mold and fungus. If you partially wipe the cushion/pillow outside, be sure to keep it out of sunlight as it may cause dust and cause holes.

  8. When the blanket is dry, we recommend venting it outside or tumble it on cold air in the dryer. This helps ensure optimal distribution of feathers and dents.

  9. If you want to make sure the blanket is completely dry, weigh it before it is washed. After drying, we will weigh the blanket again. If the duvet weighs more than before, there is still water in it and you must dry again.


If your pad is filled with latex, it should be washed in a filled machine and centrifuged at maximum 1000 rpm. It must be subsequently dried. The pillow should remain on the cover all the time.


It may vary a lot when you should replace your duvet or pillow. We recommend replacing your duvet after 5-10 years depending on wear and tear. On the other hand, your pillow can only last about 2 years as you slide more on your pillow than a duvet. That's because you lie on your pillow every night, and sweat easier to penetrate into it. 
Here are some simple tips to find out whether it's time for a new pillow or duvet:

  • If your pillow was white when you bought it and now it's yellow it could be a sign that it's time for a new one. 
  • If you sweat a lot at night, change your duvet and pillow more often than otherwise.
  • If your pillow or duvet after a walk in the dryer is still flat and stuffed lumpy, you should change it.

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