The answer is humidity. In a humid environment (say a tropical climate), 25 degrees can feel more like 30+ degrees! In a hot environment, your body usually cools you down by sweating. The air around you dries the sweat and cools you down. But when it's humid, the air is wet too, so it can't dry the sweat and your body becomes one big, hot, wet mess!
It's exactly the same when you sleep. When you sleep your body automatically reduces its temperature by a couple of degrees. It does this by releasing sweat. So guess what? If your sheets and duvet aren't designed to wick away the moisture then you'll generally wake up hot and sweaty in the middle of the night.
Our duvet is made of 100% of TENCEL™ fibres. These fibres are able to absorb moisture more efficiently than cotton. So when your body sweats at night, the duvet will be able to wick the moisture away from your sleep area. Your body will be able to breathe comfortably as you sleep soundly in a temperature that's right for you – and whoever else you're sharing the bed with.
Our duvet is the perfect summer weight to ensure you're still cosy during the night. After 100s of hours of testing, we found the optimal weight for summer to be 300gsm (approximately 4kg). This creates the perfect balance so that you feel cosy and comfortable, without being hot.
TENCEL™ fibres is what our soft, sleepy duvet is made of. We can only assume it's what God's duvet would be made of too if he invented TENCEL™. But he didn't, we did. Technically considered, innovatively designed, and made from sustainably sourced and processed Beech Wood, TENCEL™ fibres are the perfect combination of smooth, breathable, and durable.
And because less moisture forms on the surface of our duvet, thanks to our nifty technology, it creates less favourable conditions for bacteria to develop. Making our duvet naturally anti-bacterial in comparison to synthetics and polyester. So no matter how dirty you are in bed, you can tuck yourself in with sheets that offer a cool, dry, and happy, healthy ‘slumber'.
To care for the duvet, we recommend only using a low temperature delicate or hand wash cycle. Do not bleach. A cold spin cycle at the end is fine but please do not use a hot tumble dry. Air drying is the best way to go.
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