In the winter, when the weather is getting colder and colder, it is the time we will have to pay more attention to our mattress and comforter. Ordinary comforter can be very heavy and uncomfortable to wear during nights. Therefore, the new technology of making comforter has introduced a new kinds of comforter named down comforter.
The down comforter is 14 times warmer than the cotton comforter. In the recent years, the down comforter is more preferred because it is light, warm, durable, open-air which can have users to have sound sleep. The down comforter can be made from leather of duck or goose which is water resistant and humidity resistant so the leather is light and warn. When it is dirty, users can apply dry cleaning and it can be used for 10 t 15 years. A down comforter is lighter 3 times then a cotton one.
Besides, down comforter is considered as the natural product and the most effective material in keeping warm. Not only because the leather inside the down comforter comes from the nature which will not be harmful to the skin, good for the health of the kids and the family but also the special structure of the leather and the dimension of the leather line which can help to keep warm very well.
Some outstanding features of the down comforter
About the warm level: As mentioned above, a normal down comforter can be warmer 14 times than an ordinary cool or cotton comforter. Being a very effective warm keeping material, down leather can help to control the heat of the body user even if with the small amount of leather.
About the light weight: A down comforter is ¼ lighter than a normal cotton comforter and other similar ones.
About the environmental friendly feature: The down leather comes from the nature which is processed carefully according to the modern and standard technology to prevent the development of viruses, mould. With the high quality technology, the down comforter will be odorless even when being used in wet days there will be no different odor with the down comforter.
About the durability: If the users use and maintain in the right way, a down comforter can be used for 15 years.
About the softness and appearance: All types of down comforter can give users the soft feeling when using. In the market, there are many kinds of down comforter with plenty of colors, sizes and models which can easily satisfy all customers’ demand.
How to choose the down comforter
– A down comforter which is covered by the velvet leather will be softer, meaning the more velvet leather is pushed inside, the softer the down comforter will be. A down comforter which is covered by the body of the leather will not be soft and when touching you can feel the hard of the body of the leather. Of course the price of the down comforter which is made by the body of the leather can be lower ¼ times compared to the one which is covered by the velvet leather, meaning the head of the leather. However, the one which is covered by the body of the leather can still have itself some basic and outstanding features of the down comforter. The down comforter will be covered by a comforter cover made of 100% cotton, ensuring the air and the leather can not be thrown outside. For some family, they can sew the comforter cover themselves or they can go to some sewing shop to sew their own comforter cover which can save some money and make the appearance of the down comforter the way they would like it to be.
– When choosing the down comforter you should touch the comforter cover to check if you can feel the tough and there is some noisy sound then this is not a good down comforter. The good one must be the one when you touch you can feel the softness. You can identify the natural and artificial down leather by burning the leather. The natural leather will have the burning smell and it will turns out to be a ash while the artificial leather will become a hard mess like when you burn the nylon.
– If you see the leathers outside or in the surface of the down comforter, you should choose the thicker comforter cover to avoid the inconvenience when using. The leather can fall into your bed and your floor in the bed room when you move the down comforter at night.
Cautions when using the down comforter
– When you use the down comforter you have to clean and hang it in the direct sun frequently. You should have the comforter cover to protect the surface of the down comforter. You only clean when the down comforter is too dirty and you have to wait when the weather is dry and hot. If your wash by hand, you have to wash it gently and do not dip it in the soap liquid too long. If you wash it in the rainy and wet day then the down comforter will have bad smell. Always hang them in the dry and have direct sun. The best and safest way to clean the down comforter is dry cleaning.
– Everyday when you go to bed you will need to beat the surface of the down comforter by hand so the air inside the down comforter can be transferred and the down comforter will become softer. If the leathers inside is pushed to one side so you have to flatten the down comforter. When you do not use the down comforter you have to store it in the cloth or air-open plastic bag. You should not put it in a nylon bag because the down comforter can be wet, odorous and lose its elasticity. When you use it again, you have to beat and hang it under the sun for several hours to make it softer and all the bad smell can go away.
– For more information about the down comforter sets, you can find information from the Down Comforter Center which can provide you more hints and tips in choosing and maintaining a down comforter at home.