September 11, 2023
1. Shake. The air trapped in down products creates warmth. Giving your bedding a good shake allows each down and feather to straighten and not get tangled. This creates space for more air and fluffiness. Even out and distribute the down as you like. Take the opportunity to give the comforter a thorough shake when changing beddings – simple daily exercise for maximum fluffiness at bedtime!
2. Air. Hang out comforters, blankets, and pillows. Apart from the wonderful smell of fresh air, you'll get rid of dust and other particles. Regularly shaking and airing your down comforter keeps it clean and fresh for a long time without washing.
3. Wash. Only if necessary. A Happy Fluffy Cloud can be washed at 40 degrees Celsius. Choose detergent carefully; strong cleaning agents can impair the comforter's natural properties. Do not use fabric softener. Tumble dry the comforter until completely dry (it might take longer than you think). Add a few tennis balls to the dryer to fluff up the down.
4. Leave unmade. For a short while in the morning. For the mattress's sake! Feel free to leave the bed unmade with the comforter folded while you get ready in the morning. This allows warmth and moisture to escape from the bed. (This actually applies especially if you have a synthetic comforter that doesn't let moisture through in the same phenomenal way natural materials do... but still.)
5. Store. Keep the comforter dry and preferably in a fabric bag. Air (or wash if necessary) the comforter before stowing it away for the season. Make sure it's completely dry, fold it up, and see you again in the fall.
Easier to fall asleep. Deeper, dream-filled sleep. These are some of the health benefits of lowering the indoor temperature in your bedroom. The feeling of pulling up a really thick down comforter right up to a frozen nose tip also makes most people long for bedtime. A heavy, thick duvet helps the body to settle down and lie still all night, like a warm embrace.
Have you forgotten more than usual lately? Do your jeans feel a bit tighter than last time? Has someone pointed out that you're tripping over the threshold - again? It could be a sign that you're not getting enough sleep. And in the long run, it's actually more dangerous than you might think.
Our Happy Fluffy Cloud duvets are sewn at a small factory in Italy. The operation was founded in the 1960s and remains in the same family's ownership. Many of the machines are still there too: large drying machines for down covered in wood, and sewing machines in shiny green steel. The factory is one of the few in Europe that still handles the entire manufacturing process: from the purchase of unsorted down to the finished duvet packed and labeled with our pink clouds.