A duvet (word originated from France) means a large bag filled with down, feathers, wool or other stuffing to create a warm bed covering. It is similar to quilts, comforters and bedspreads but has its own differences. The duvet (pronounced "due-vay") is like a comforter, only with a washable and replaceable cover. As water would ruin the stuffing, duvets usually are mostly not washable and therefore duvet covers are needed. A duvet cover
is simply a large pillowcase for your comforter! It has buttons, zip or strings to keep the cover secure. There can be linen duvets
covers, cotton covers, synthetic covers etc.
The reason one would need duvet cover is to protect an expensive down comforter. No one would like to spend lots of money for warm, cozy, luxurious down comforter and then get it soiled, snagged or possibly a whole lot worse in days? (more…)