Schou. Pillow. November 15th , 2017.
There are ample things to ponder when sourcing duvets or pillows. But the one aspect which many people ignore is taking time to consider which filling to choose.
As you may already know, guests come with all sorts of requirements and needs that must be met when they stay at your hotel. So be careful to choose a filling that is comfortable but also reduces the risk of triggering any allergies that your guests may have.
Mulberry Silk: This is the most luxurious of fillings. Made using pristine silk from silkworms ― Mulberry Silk proposes optimum comfort, still at a price. The benefit of using this, however, is that it‘s hypoallergenic. Meaning you can offer your customers premium quality without the risk of triggering any allergies. Supposing your budget could stretch to it, Mulberry Silk is the often preferred option.
Natural (Feather & Down): If it's of good quality, this type of filling is often considered to be towards the premium spectrum. However, it`s also highly lightweight. Because of the organic nature of the material, it’s also more breathable rather than the synthetic materials, allowing for a comfy sleep. However, many individuals are allergic to furs and down, and so it maybe not the best solution. But if thou like to offer your guests a luxurious option ― then it‘s worth taking note of any allergies they may have and offer the duvet if desired.
One thing to remember is that you must take great care when washing feather duvets and pillows, they must be dried out completely before re‐use to avoid any nasty damp odors occurring.
Hollowfibre: This is the most widely utilized synthetic filling. Whilst being cheaper than the natural options, it is more practical and is also hypoallergenic. However, you may not find the sumptuous softness that the natural materials possess. However, there's an alternative...
Microfibre: This filling came about relatively recently and offers a realistic softness, which has been difficult for synthetic fillings (such as Hollowfibre) to imitate in the past. Microfibre is also the best filling for those who are prone to allergies as it can be washed up to 60oC, allowing to kill off dust mites.
Once fillings have been taken into consideration, you can then make a decision on other factors of duvet and pillow buying. The unit used to measure thickness is 'tog'. Be sure to look out for this if you're buying for winter or summer.
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