TOP DRAWER Fibre Information
When choosing Top Drawer quality bed linen, there are various choices to make with the fibre content – so how do you choose? It becomes a personal preference and depends on the product you are looking for, but here is some information to help you make your choice.
All Top Drawer products have a 100% cotton outer – soft, breathable and tightly woven to resist fibre migration.
TOP DRAWER FEATHER DOWN
The quality of feather/down fill varies with the quality of the raw product and the processing as well as the size & age of the bird, and may also vary from season to season. It is a naturally breathable fill as the down clusters circulate air so do not trap perspiration or moisture and being a natural fibre, it is a good insulator so great in summer and winter. Down is lightweight, soft and comfortable as opposed to blankets, needing minimal care and if looked after, will last for years, making it a cost effective product.
All down products show the Oeko-tex certificate label meaning the product has been tested for harmful substances that may be detrimental to human safety and also a Downpass certificate – down and feather certified for traceability and quality.
GOOSE vs DUCK:
Goose is generally warmer and lighter weight (per volume) than duck as the birds are normally larger therefore so is the down cluster giving a higher loft and better loft retention over time.
Goose has less odour in its pre-processed state due to the diet of the bird. A percentage of fat and oil is required to keep the down pliable and resilient therefore trapping warmth, otherwise the down can become brittle resulting in decreasing the fill power.
Duck is the most cost effective down available and is generally used for pillows.
TOP DRAWER BAMBOO
Bamboo is a fast growing, readily renewable resource. It is by nature a low loft product which allows for air circulation, it is soft, allergen-free and provides cooling in summer with heat dispersing in winter. Great for pillows and pillow protectors.
Bamboo also shows the Oeko-tex certificate label.
TOP DRAWER DOWN ALTERNATIVE & LUXURY MICROFIBRE
The Top Drawer Down Alternative duvet inner is designed to retain its high loft much longer than other fills. It doesn’t clump and mimics the softness and insulating properties of pure down. Hypoallergenic, it is an easy care, cost effective choice in comparison to feather & down.
Luxury Microfibre has all the qualities of Down Alternative, used for our mattress toppers and in pillows.
TOP DRAWER WOOL
The Top Drawer Wool duvet inner & underlay both consist of luxury 100% New Zealand wool fibres. Wool is soft, breathable and tightly woven to resist fibre migration. Being a natural fibre, it allows moisture to escape and regulates temperature, so comfortable in summer and winter.