Duvet Buying Guide

Written by: Fawcett Mattress



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Duvets are one of the most important components that go into a good night’s sleep.

A carefully selected duvet improves your quality of sleep, allowing you to properly function and enable you to get on with your day.

When purchasing a duvet, you need the right one that suits how you sleep. 

This buyer guide will be highly informative, providing you with the necessary information to help you make the right choice when buying a duvet.

What is a Duvet?

A duvet is a quilted blanket filled with duck down, wool or silk that you place on top of your bed to keep you warm while you’re sleeping.

People often mistakenly refer to “Duvet” as a “Comforter” but there are slight differences.

For example, a duvet is meant to have two pieces: the duvet itself and a duvet cover that it goes into whereas a comforter only has one piece.

A duvet goes inside a duvet cover similarly that you would insert a pillow into a pillowcase. These duvet covers are easily washable.

As you start shopping for a duvet, you will come across terminology that you’re unfamiliar with but that’s okay, get in touch with Fawcett and we can provide you details of what they mean.

Advantages of Buying a Duvet

Stay Warm & Comfortable

The main reason to purchase a duvet is because of the benefits it can have on your sleep. By keeping yourself warm during the night, your sleep will be uninterrupted and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning.

Easy to Care

Duvets are very low maintenance and can be washed very easily and quickly. You don’t have to worry about them too much as they don’t have to be washed regularly. Just stay on top of washing the duvet cover once a week.

Variety of Options

We have many different types of duvets such as organic wool, silk and duck down. All are available in different sizes and prices so that is a lot of choice to choose from. Rest assured, the quality of the duvet is consistent at all times.

Duvet Types: Duck Down & Wool

At Fawcett, we stock several different types of duvets including Duck Down and Wool. Both of which are made differently but can still help you achieve a great night's sleep.

The duck down range at Fawcett is made with feathers from ducks, which have been certified under strict ethical and quality certifications from the Down Pass and Control Union.

Our duck-down duvets are known for their softness, warmth and ability to regulate temperature during sleep.

The Wool duvet range is made from organic wool and cotton fibers, also known for their softness and warmth, which are very useful during those cold and summer nights.

Below, you will learn more about the types of duck-down and wool duvets that our customers have enjoyed purchasing:

Organic Wool Duvet

Organic Wool Duvet



  • Naturally antimicrobial 
  • Draws moisture away from the body
  • Machine Washable
  • Naturally flame resistant
  • Quilted construction keeps temperature evenly distributed to prevent cold spots
  • 300 TC organic cotton percale outer cover
  • Wool fill with 360 GSM (1.1oz per square foot)

Available sizes:

  • Single 64" x 88"
  • Double 80" x 88"  
  • Queen 89" x 90" 
  • King 106" x 90"

Silk Duvet

Silk Duvet


  • Handcrafted using only the finest long strand pure silk
  •  Naturally temperature regulating
  • Luxurious light and soft silk
  • Hypoallergenic and antimicrobial
  • Comfortable for all weather seasons

Available sizes:

  • Single - 64" x 90" 6 lbs
  • Double - 80" x 90" 7.1 lbs
  • Queen - 90" x 90" 7.8 lbs
  • King - 104" x 90" 8.7 lbs

Snowdrop Down Duvet

Snowdrop Down Duvet


  • 400 thread count cotton sateen shell
  • Down and dust mite proof
  • Sealed baffle box design prevents down from shifting
  • Piped with satin cording
  • Corner loops for attaching to duvet covers
  • Certified by Downmark®, ensuring quality
  • Available in Summer, Classic, and Winter weights

Available sizes:

  • Single 72" x 88"
  • Double 80" x 86"
  • Queen 90" x 94"
  • King 108" x 94"

White Duck Down

White Duck Down


  • Machine washable
  • Down and dust mite-proof
  • Ethically sourced with animal welfare assurance
  • Certified to Responsible Down Standard (RDS)

Available Sizes & Ounces/Grams Fill:

  • Queen Size -  90" x 94" with 850g (30 ounces) of 600 power white duck down
  • King Size  - 108" x 94" with 1020g (35 ounces) of 600 power white duck down
  • 157 grams / square meter of 600 power down fill
  • 30cm x 30cm box quilt construction

Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket


  • Glass bead pellets fill
  • 2 Covers: Outer cover 200gsm Carol Fleece + 80gsm microfiber; washable & soft to touch
  • Second Inner Cover - weighted blanket 255 TC Cotton
  • Available in 10, 15 and 20 lbs
  • Approximate Size 47" x 72"
  • Machine washable outer cover, hand wash only inner

Available Sizes:

  • 15 lb - 47" x 72"
  • 20 lb - 47" x 72"

Duvet Price Guide

This table will provide you with a clearer picture of the duvet product and available sizes:

Product Name

Duvet Size


Snowdrop Down Duvet

Single 72" x 88"


Double 80" x 86"


Queen 90" x 94"


King 108" x 94"


Organic Wool Duvet

Single 64" x 88"


Double 80" x 88"  


Queen 89" x 90" 


King 106" x 90"


Silk Duvet

Single  64" x 90" 6 lbs


Double 80" x 90" 7.1 lbs


Queen - 90" x 90" 7.8 lbs


King - 104" x 90" 8.7 lbs


White Duck Down

Queen Size -  90" x 94


King Size  - 108" x 94"


Weighted Blanket

15 lb - 47" x 72"


20 lb - 47" x 72"



Updated for 2024 (excludes discounted prices)

Buy Duvets With Fawcett Mattress

When buying a duvet, consider three key factors: size, type, and price. 

  • Ensure the duvet fits your bed properly for full coverage. 
  • Choose a type based on sleep needs and allergies.
  • Lastly, compare prices among different duvet brands to find the best deal.

Interested in buying a duvet? Shop now for the perfect duvet from Fawcett Mattress.