All our Christy duvets and pillows are made in the UK, which guarantees a good quality product.
A guide to filling for Duvets and Pillows
Hollowfibre and Microfibre is made from polyester, which is derived from oil-based products. Microfibre is made from very fine polyester, creating a soft and lightweight filling. Hollowfibre is an affordable fibre with a hollow core, hence its name. This hollow core traps air creating a warmer duvet. It is non-allergenic and washable. These fibres have been developed to high quality to provide much finer and softer fibres. Polyester fibres can be made into clusters or balls creating a synthetic version of down.
All of our natural fillings are sourced from the UK and Europe. The feathers and down are a by-product of the food industry and therefore are not farmed for their feathers alone. Great care is taken to ensure all the suppliers are checked and audited regularly.
Feather is heavier in weight than down, creating a more supportive pillow or a heavier weight duvet.
Down comes from the underside or breast of the bird and is the lightest natural filling. The down is a fluffy cluster, allowing for more air to be trapped. This creates a warm filling, which is lighter and fluffier than feather, as it doesn’t contain the quill (or stick) of the feather. The higher the down content, the lighter the duvet will be, it will feel luxurious and provide more warmth with less weight.
Feather and Down duvets are made with a "cassette" or "box" construction. This allows for even distribution of the filling and ensures there are no cold spots. Always shake the duvet when you make the bed to maintain the plumpness of the feathers.
Goose is considered more premium than Duck because the larger bird provides larger feathers and down.
Hungarian Goose is considered the most luxurious, as they come from colder climates so they produce larger feathers and down, providing superior warmth and softness.
A guide to covers
Polyester Microfibre covers contain very fine fibres which create a "peached" or soft finish, they are also more breathable than customers think.
Cotton is a natural, breathable material, which allows moisture to be wicked away from the body, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. Our duvet covers start at 230 thread count, which stops feathers and down from penetrating the surface and ensuring a longer lasting product. Our more premium products are covered in 300 thread count jacquard, which provides a very sumptuous cover.
What does TOG mean to you?
Tog is not a scientific term, it is an industry guide as to how much warmth the duvet provides. The higher the rating the warmer the tog.
So as a guide, 4.5 tog is perfect for Summer, 10.5 tog would be a good all year round duvet and a 13.5 tog would be great in the winter.
How to wash & care for your duvet & pillow
Most pillows and duvets can be washed at home, however it does depend on the size of the item in comparison to the size of your home washing machine. We would suggest that larger or high tog duvets are professionally cleaned in a commercial machine.
If you choose to wash your pillow or duvet at home, we suggest you dry them in a tumble dryer to ensure the filling has no residual moisture left. Tumble dryer balls or a clean tennis ball cut in half, can be placed in the dryer, as well to ensure there are no lumps or bumps left in your duvet.
Christy Product Range - Duvets
Luxury Microfibre Duvet
Filled with fine hollowfibre, with a peach finish cover with excellent drape qualities. The duvet is machine washable, non-allergenic. Made in the UK.
Superior Soft Touch Duvet
Filled with a blend of hollowfibre and microfibre for superior comfort, softness and drapability. The cover is made from 100% cotton, 300 thread count jacquard for a luxurious feel. Made in the UK.
Goose Feather and Down Duvet
Made from a blend of goose feathers and soft goose down, it's perfect for those that prefer a heavier & cosier duvet. A cassette or box construction provides even distribution of the filling, for consistent comfort and elimination of cold spots. 85% goose feather, 15% goose down. 100% cotton cover in 230 thread count with piped edges. Made in the UK.
European Down Duvet
A superior duvet filled with a blend of luxurious European down clusters, offering all the warmth without the weight. Luxury you can feel with excellent drape qualities. A cassette or box construction provides even distribution of the filling, for consistent comfort and elimination of cold spots. 80% duck down, 20% duck feather. 100% cotton cover in 230 thread count with piped edges. Made in the UK.
Luxury Hungarian Goose Down Duvet
The ultimate luxury duvet, filled with a blend of larger goose down clusters. Superior lightweight comfort, this duvet wraps gently around your body, eliminating any cold spots for the perfect night’s sleep. Encased in a high quality, 100% cotton, 300 thread count jacquard cover with piped edges. 80% Hungarian goose down, 20% Hungarian goose feather. Made in the UK.
Babies under 12 months old should not use a duvet.
Unless the room is cold, most children would be suited to a 4.5 tog duvet, as they generate more warmth than adults.
When to replace your pillow
Pillows generally need replacing more often than duvets, due to the added weight of your head and neck they must support. Your pillow needs replacing if:
- The polyester filling or foam is lumpy or bumpy
- The feather or down pillow needs to be shaken vigorously to regain shape and has lost some of the firmness and support.
- If you fold the pillow in half does it remain folded ? A good supportive pillow should bounce back to its original position.
Christy Product Range - Pillows
Clusterdown Pillow Pair
The hollowfibres are made into cluster balls to provide support without lumpiness. Medium support, this is perfect for those who sleep on their back or side. 100% cotton cover, 230 thread count. Non allergenic and washable. 48 x 75cm. Made in the UK.
Superior Soft Touch Pillow
Filled with a blend of hollowfibre and microfibre for superior softness and support. Medium support, this is perfect for those who sleep on their back or side. 100% cotton cover, 300 thread count jacquard . Non allergenic and washable. Available in Standard 48 x 75cm or Square 65 x 65cm. Made in the UK.
Clusterfibre filling for superb comfort and support. Ideal for King or Superking beds in our larger size of 50 x 90cm. 100% cotton cover, 230 thread count. 48 x 75cm. Made in the UK.
Luxury Deep Sided Pillow – For Side Sleepers
This pillow is ideal if you sleep on your side. The box walled construction provides neck and shoulder support right to the edge of the pillow. The side panels are 10cm deep, filled with supportive hollowfibre. 100% cotton cover, 230 thread count with piped edges. 48 x 75cm x 10cm. Made in the UK.
Luxury Deep Sided Pillow – For Back Sleepers
This pillow is ideal if you sleep on your back. The box walled construction provides medium support your shoulder right to the edge of the pillow. The side panels are 5cm deep, filled with supportive hollowfibre. 100% cotton cover, 230 thread count with piped edges. 48 x 75cm x 5cm. Made in the UK.
Goose Feather and Down Pillow
Made from a blend of small goose feathers and luxurious goose down offering medium support for your neck and shoulders. Suitable for side or back sleepers. A firmer pillow containing 85% feather and 15% down. 100% cotton cover, 230 thread count with piped edges. 48 x 75cm. Made in the UK.
European Down Pillow
Great support for your head and neck night after night. Filled with a blend of luxurious European duck down for the ultimate in softness and support. 70% duck down, 30% duck feather. Medium support, perfect for back or side sleepers. 100% cotton cover, 230 thread count with piped edges. 48 x 75cm. Made in the UK.
Hungarian Goose Down Pillow
The ultimate luxury pillow filled with a blend of luxurious goose down with a 300 thread count soft touch jacquard cover. Superior comfort that moulds and supports your head and neck. Medium support. 100% cotton jacquard cover with piped edges. 80% Hungarian goose down, 20% Hungarian goose feather. Made in the UK.
With thanks to Christy UK for this great guide!