HOW TO CHOOSE A COMFORTER
Stop guessing and start buying the comforter that’s right for you.
The fill used inside the comforter plays a key role in your enjoyment of it. It is broken up into two main categories: Down and Down Alternative.
Fill power is a measure of loft, or the insulation ability of down products in cubic inches per ounce. The higher the number, the more fill power there is.
The construction of a comforter impacts its overall comfort and durability.
The thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric, measured at least five times and then the results are averaged together.
By Fill Type
Synthetic Fill (Down Alternative Fill)
Down alternative comforters are generally filled with cotton, polyester, or rayon. These materials are meant to mimic the fluffiness and warmth of down, without adding too much weight. For our products, all the down alternative comforters are filled with premium polyester. Down alternatives are generally less expensive than goose down, and they are a ‘vegan’ alternative to animal-derived down. Additionally, many people choose down alternative comforters because of their hypoallergenic nature when compared to a goose down comforter.
Down & Feather Fill
Down is the light fluffy coating clustered beneath the feathers of waterfowl that helps to protect them and keep them warm through natural insulation. Down is a three dimensional cluster made up of fluffy filaments and contains no quill.
Feathers are from the plumage of waterfowl, and do not contain quills. They are two dimensional and provide insulation and support th down and feather products.
Down and feathers provide us with natural fill products that are breathable, durable and resilient, and provide excellent insulation without a lot of weight. Down and feather products are also natural and environmentally friendly, their manufacture leaves a far lower carbon footprint the synthetic materials.
By Fill Power
Are you planning to stay warmer in the winter or cooler in the summer? Would you like a blanket that is more fluffy or flat? The answer to both questions is in the Fill Power. Generally, the higher the fill power the greater amount of warmth and fluffiness per ounce. Good quality fill power starts at around 500, while high fill power offers more warmth for weight, even the lower fill power in down may be enough to ensure your comfort while sleeping.
The construction of a comforter impacts its overall comfort and durability. These are the two common types of construction:
BAFFLE BOX CONSTRUCTION
Takes the sewn-through design to a new level. Boxes are sewn into the comforter and an internal fabric wall separates the top and bottom layers of fabric adding strength. In addition to making the comforter fluffier, the baffling also forces the filling to stay in one place..
Comforters force feathers to stay in one place. No matter how much you toss and turn, your duvet will stay insulated throughout, and makes for a warmer comforter.
By Thread Count
The primary indicator of fabric quality. The higher the thread count, the more tightly woven and “fine” the fabric is.
A higher thread count has more threads per square inch.
A lower thread count has less threads per square inch.
By Warmth Level & Comforter Weight
The temperature of your bedroom is a most important thing to choose a perfect match down comforter for you. Line up the temperature of the bedroom you live with how you usually feel here while you are sleeping. Then you should pick the warmth level according to your requirement.
By Comforter Size
WHAT MAKES OUR PRODUCTS SPECIAL
In business for over 25 years, Blue Ridge Home Fashions has established itself as one of the leading basic bedding manufacturers in the United States, specializing in down & feather and synthetic home textiles products. We are committed to continuously building our expertise so we can provide the highest quality and comfortable down comforters, feather and down pillows and mattress toppers.
FreshLOFT® cleaning process - The natural down and feathers are went through multiple wash and rinse cycles that leans and removes foreign particles, dirt and allergens from the down material, leaving it fresh, fluffy and with the highest level of purity.
DuraLost® is a proprietary micro-denier gel fiber infused and shaped to create maximum insulating loft with a soft and fluffy feel.
TENCEL Lyocell fibers are regenerated cellulosic fibers and are known for their natural comfort and environmentally responsible closed loop production process. They deliver quality, performance and versatility. Unique physical properties lead to their high tenacity profile, gentleness to skin, and efficient moisture management that is especially desired in bedding products, where good thermo-physiological performance of textiles is required.
Where do my down and feather products come from?
In addition, as a private-owned company, Blue Ridge is committed to socially-responsible processes from sourcing our materials all the way through to the finished product. Our sourcing teams are ensure our high standards of quality start to finish.
FIND THE RIGHT PILLOW
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LEARN ABOUT RDS
Blue Ridge Home Fashions, Inc. made the choice to participate and meet the requirements of RDS by making a commitment to create and source products certified to the RDS. Blue Ridge’s down comforters and down pillows are filled with RDS Certified Hungarian White Goose Down.Learn More
AMERICAN DOWN ASSOCIATION REGULATIONS
Blue Ridge Home Fashions is a proud member of the American Down and Feather Council (ADFC) which means we have a commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of our down and feather products. Down & feather bedding is eco-friendly biodegradable and has the lowest carbon footprint.Read More
BEDDING CARE TIPS
Down & Feather
- Please don’t wash your Down and Feather filled products as this could cause leaking of the fill.
- Best to air outside on a nice summer day to refresh down and feathers.
- Dry clean if necessary, spot clean recommended.
- Use of duvet covers and pillow protectors is strongly recommended.
- Allow 48 hours for the product to regain its original fluffy loft and appearance.
- Wash the comforter with the machine set on the gentle or delicate cycle using cold or warm water only. Gentle soap without additives.
- Dry the comforter on low heat with a few tennis balls to plump it up. Use the fastest speed to take as much moisture out as possible.
- Fabric Softener is not recommended as it will coat the cover and reduce its fluff. Use non-chlorine bleach for whitening results.