Extend the life span of your duvets and pillows

Quality pillows and duvets can last for years, but this doesn’t mean that they do not require any maintenance. We recommend that you shake the duvet in the morning, preferably from several different sides, to distribute the fill evenly. Do not cover the bed with a bedspread immediately after getting up in the morning. Leave it to breathe for a while so that the duvet can get rid of the moisture it has absorbed during the night. A duvet benefits just as much from airing as the bedroom itself. Moreover, house dust mites love humid environments. While the small beasts are not capable of penetrating into a Nomite-certified duvet, they wouldn’t say no to a humid mattress.

If your pillow feels lumpy, you can tumble-dry it. The moisture will be gone, and the pillow will get soft and fluffy again. A moisture-operated dryer (without time settings) may stop almost immediately because the surface of the pillow is dry, but if you add a moist tea towel, the dryer will continue to run until the tea towel – and thereby also the pillow – is thoroughly dry. If your dryer is big enough, you can do the same with your duvet, too. But even if a touch-up takes mere minutes rather than hours as a normal drying, you should nevertheless stop the machine and check how warm the pillow or duvet is once in a while.

Hang your pillows and duvets to dry outside in fresh air. Do not take off the linen and make sure that pillows and duvets are not exposed to direct sunlight as this will damage their protective lanolin layer. If they get wet again by rain, put them for another round in the tumble-dryer.

And everything in moderation as you should neither vacuum nor pound your duvet. Vacuuming may damage the shell in the long run and cause it to lose its seal, while using a carpet beater will undoubtedly ruin the down’s resilience. Use a soft brush instead.