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Duvet cover Materials

Which material duvet cover fits best with you?

Which material and / or which composition of fabrics in bedding best fits, is different for everyone, it ultimately comes down to personal preference. To facilitate the choice for you, below an overview of all materials with the accompanying advantages and disadvantages.

Cotton duvet cover

Does a cotton duvet cover fit with me?
To answer the above question, several properties must first be mentioned of a cotton duvet cover . On the basis of this, a correct choice can be made within the budget and various requirements that you want to link to this. Cotton is the most popular, and therefore the most used material for duvet covers. Cotton is a natural product and therefore has its own unique properties.

Benefits

  • Made of 100% cotton and therefore strong
  • Durable natural fabric, feels soft
  • Comfortable and pleasant in all seasons
  • Breathable fabric
  • Moisture absorbent and moisture regulating
  • Easy to maintain
  • Good price / quality ratio

Cons

  • Shrink and wrinkle-sensitive than other fabrics when incorrectly following washing instructions
  • Colors may fade after prolonged use
  • If not finished with soft finish, cotton can sometimes feel rough / stiff


Cotton is produced on a very large scale and this ensures a good price / quality ratio, so cotton fitted sheets are also produced. Cotton is a natural product and therefore very breathable, ideal for use during various seasons. Cotton is picked from the cotton plant and then dried. The fibers of cotton are separated and spun into a final product. Cotton is absorbent and feels fresh when you go to bed. The amount of threads of a cotton duvet also determine the quality of the fabric (the more threads, the softer the fabric feels).

Microfibre duvet cover

What is microfibre?
Microfibre is a combination fabric of polyester and polyamide (also known as nylon). A combination like this is called an artificially manufactured fabric. There are of course several variants to distinguish, this brings a difference in quality and price with it. A microfibre duvet cover is often compared to cotton because they have partially the same properties. A duvet cover of this fabric is lightweight and feels nice and soft. The sleeping comfort is very important and hygiene also plays a role in this. However, it is very important that the duvet is washed in the right way and that other duvets are used for variety. This way you can make the longest use of a microfibre duvet. As the product is used, there is a chance of pills of the substance.

There are several advantages and disadvantages to link to a microfiber quilt. These include:

Benefits

  • Smooth and soft
  • Wrinkle repair and ironing
  • Shrink-free
  • Easy to maintain
  • Economically priced

Cons

  • A non-breathable fabric
  • Generally thinner than other fabrics or fabric combinations
  • Can go fluff / pills after frequent washing

 

Poly cotton / mixed cotton duvet cover

Polycotton duvet cover, what is that?
Poly cotton, also known as mixed cotton, is increasingly used for duvet covers. The composition consists in most cases of cotton and polyester. The cotton fibers are woven with polyester threads. The ratio of cotton and polyester can vary with different duvet covers, more cotton makes the product more natural.

Benefits

  • Smooth and breathable fabric
  • Wrinkle repair and ironing
  • Moisture absorbent
  • Shrink-free
  • Economically priced
  • Colorfast, even after many washes


Cons

  • After frequent washing chance of pills
  • Can be considered a sweaty fabric combination


A mixed cotton duvet cover is a combination of two commonly used materials. It naturally also combines the advantages of both materials such as: breathable, skin-friendly and non-iron. A polycotton duvet cover is also known as a blended cotton duvet cover and consists mainly of 80% cotton and 20% polyester.

Cotton sateen duvet cover

A cotton satin duvet cover, what can I expect?
A cotton sateen duvet cover is a duvet cover made of 100% cotton. This makes for a lovely smooth and soft touch, which many people like to lie under. The fabric satin, with a shiny appearance, is created by a certain weave of cotton.

The name satin can be linked to the way of weaving. For example, a satin duvet cover includes four weft threads and one warp thread. This technique makes it possible to weave very light, resulting in the airy soft quality.

Satin has a very luxurious look and is therefore very popular. It is widely used in private bedrooms but also luxury hotels you see this comfortable & shiny fabric back. There are also matching fitted sheets of cotton satin available to ensure comfort.

Benefits

  • Subtle shine and smoothly falling / feeling smoother
  • Made from 100% cotton, durable and natural fabric
  • Good for skin and hair
  • Very soft and comfortable
  • Breathes excellent and optimal moisture regulation
  • Optimum moisture regulation and moisture absorption
  • Pleasant in all seasons
  • Can be washed at high temperatures

Cons

  • The high quality and intensive production process result in a relatively high price

 

Shine satin duvet cover

What does a satin duvet cover mean?
Satin provides a shine on the duvet cover. It gives a luxurious look and gives shine to your bedroom. A gloss satin duvet cover consists mainly of polyester, which obtains a satin weave through a special weaving technique. It feels like a cool fabric and is therefore very suitable and frequently used in the summer. In addition, satin has several advantages, both for skin and hair. For example, a duvet cover made of satin provides less wrinkles, clean skin and smoother hair without tangles.

Benefits

  • Very soft and comfortable
  • Skin friendly
  • Good for the hair
  • Beautiful shine and smoothly falling
  • Luxurious appearance


Cons

  • Absorption of moisture with satin gloss is considerably lower than with cotton satin
  • The fabric can be experienced as too slippery and therefore feels slippery


The thread density determines the quality of the satin fabric. 220 wires must be woven tightly together per inch, otherwise this should not be seen as a real shine satin fitted sheet, for example. The thread density is a measure of the quality of satin and to what extent this can be considered as real on fake satin.

 

Percale cotton duvet cover

Percale cotton, what does this mean?
Many have not heard of percale cotton, but the quality is good and the cotton type is fine. It is a particularly woven fabric, made of cotton yarn, which makes it feel smooth and fine. This material can be described as; comfortable, cool and good quality. A percal duvet cover can only honor its name when it has a minimum of 200 counts per inch. This relates to the weave density and yarn fineness, which is higher than with a regular cotton duvet cover, in which this is generally 144.


Benefits

  • High quality, strong fabric
  • Feels cool on the skin
  • Smooth and soft fabric
  • Luxurious appearance
  • Sustainable
  • Breathes and absorbs well
  • Easy to maintain


Cons

  • Does not have a subtle shine like cotton satin
  • Relatively more expensive than normal cotton covers


Percale cotton has the same fine properties as cotton and has been around for a long time. The quality is very high and it can be assumed that a quilted cotton duvet will last a long time. The cotton fibers are combed very finely, so that thinner yarn can be spun and a very strong substance is produced. Pills or fluff from a duvet cover like this will not easily occur due to its high quality and easy maintenance.

 

Twill cotton duvet cover

Twill cotton; the pro's and con's
Twill fabric is of high quality, with the price also slightly higher. Twill cotton is woven in a different way (through twill weave) and therefore has a different name than regular cotton. The twill bonds make the fabric feel thicker and softer, compared to standard woven cotton.

A twill cotton duvet cover is very strong and virtually wrinkle-free due to its special weave . Partly because of the weaving, a quilt of twill cotton looks more luxurious, the stripes are vertical. The weave also prevents a quilt from this material from getting pills or fluff. This keeps the quilt soft to the touch and retains its quality after several washes.

Benefits

  • Softer and fuller compared to normal cotton covers
  • Less wrinkle-sensitive than normal cotton covers
  • Made of 100% cotton, durable natural fabric
  • High density of cotton yarn, reduced risk of dust mites
  • Comfortable and pleasant in all seasons
  • Breathes excellent and absorbs moisture
  • Can be washed at high temperatures
  • Twill cotton does not fluff

Cons

  • Price is higher than other cotton types

 

Duvet cover Flannel

A flannel duvet cover, when do you choose this?
Flannel is a material that is very seasonal and is mainly used during the colder seasons and / or for cold bedrooms. Flannel is a very soft fabric that feels nice to the body and immediately creates a warm feeling. For those who are often cold, a flannel duvet cover is an ideal fabric to be able to fall asleep during the winter, for example.

Flannel is a substance that immediately provides heat and also holds it well. The fabric is slightly roughened on both sides, creating the soft 'layer' that you feel on your skin. The basic material is cotton, which can be named flannel by a special method of roughing. A duvet cover of flannel is for the real chill, for example you can often see flannel fitted sheets as well. The quality of flannel can vary greatly due to the use of synthetic or natural fibers. The warmth and comfort are at the top of flannel fitted sheets . There are several advantages and disadvantages:

Benefits

  • Especially for the cold months
  • Wonderfully warm and breathable
  • Very soft and comfortable
  • Adapts quickly to the body temperature
  • Suitable for durable and long-term use
  • Easy to maintain and virtually dry


Cons

  • Not suitable for people who feel hot quickly
  • Not recommended during warmer seasons / warm nights
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