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Duvets & Pillows

27 March 2019


Posted in Decor and Style, Duvets & Pillows


By Camilla Swart

The months of April, May and June are technically known as ‘autumn’ in South Africa; characterised by cooler mornings and evenings, with lovely temperate days. 

Autumn is a good time to assess your home décor. Take note of the colour and décor trends, adding or subtracting key pieces to update your style for the year ahead.  Cooler days mean more energy, which translates into creativity and enterprise.

Linen Drawer is not lagging when it comes to this. This is a great time of year to introduce new products and designs, so without too much preamble we introduce our new embroidery designs!

28 January 2019


Posted in Duvets & Pillows, Your Comfort


By Camilla Swart

Ta-daa!! Introducing Linen Drawer’s newest product – PURE COTTON DUVET INNERS!

I have been privileged to own one of these duvet inners for a while now and I can honestly say that my sleeping life has changed! Having a ‘hot’ sleeping partner is great, but not a joke when they are always too warm and you are always too cold.

I am fortunate to own pure cotton bedding, and can testify to the joys of a 100% pure cotton duvet inner!

30 October 2018


Posted in Duvets & Pillows, Your Comfort

By Camilla Swart

Today we are asking where you lay your head? Your pillow is your most important companion to sleep. We at Linen Drawer are specialists when it comes to sleeping comfort, as our whole business is built around this ethos.

13 May 2015

Fight those Winter chills . . . Brrrrrr

Posted in Duvets & Pillows

Special offer on our featured Duvet Inners

Winter is finally on the way. While many of the days are still lovely and warm, the evening chill starts soon after sunset and getting out of bed in the morning is just that little bit more difficult...

At Linen Drawer, we want to ensure that every night's sleep is a good one!
We have put together a range of duvets, from the superb Sanders range of duvets to the Linen Drawer 50% Duck down as well as the Microfibre range. All of these ranges are top quality products and offers value for money.

Here is some info on our first featured product ;)

Sanders fabric are made from natural raw materials, taking environmental standards into account. To maintain the high quality of Sanders fabrics, yarns out of long staple cotton are used exclusively. Properties such as skin-friendliness of the precious down- and fibre fabrics as well as more than 120 years of experience in fabric finishing make Sanders quality fabrics unique in the world.










"The Linen Drawer featured duvets will be posted on the next blog... Watch this space..."


15 August 2014

Why does my filling keep moving???

Posted in General Information, Duvets & Pillows

Helping to understand and choose the best...

What are the different types of construction and which one is the best?

There are a number of ways to construct a duvet. The construction of less luxurious duvets will tend to be in channels,
where the filling is enclosed in channels that are sewn through in the length of the duvet.
The problem though with this type of construction is that during the cleaning process and while in use,
the filling will move to the bottom or top of the duvet (Exactly where you don’t want it).


Another type of construction will be the quilted duvet, where smaller sections are created.
These are normally also sewn through, which means the create pockets. These products can be safely laundered
although care must still be taken to follow the care label instructions closely.


The following type is box construction, and it is literally like a box. It has sides and filling in between.
It is a more expensive process and it is a superior product and can safely be washed and tumble dried.

08 August 2014

Why does my filling keep moving???

Posted in General Information, Duvets & Pillows

Helping to understand and choose the best...

What makes the difference between luxurious and less luxurious duvet and pillow casings?
Does your pillow look like this??? If so keep reading...


The less luxurious products are generally covered with casings made up from non - woven or poly-cotton fabrics,
as these are a less expensive options. The drawback of this type of cover is that it is only suitable for polyester and
hollow fibre inners as micro fibre and down filling will penetrate through the cover,
because of the construction being too open.

The more luxurious products will have coverings made from down proof pure cotton fabrics.
These types of covers are suitable for all filling including down.
The whole idea is that the down proof fabric is so tightly constructed that it will not
allow the down cluster or the feather to come through.

13 June 2014

Filling ... Which to choose???

Posted in General Information, Duvets & Pillows

What you don't know about the inside of your Duvet

Filling ... Which to choose???

Most duvets and pillows used are filled with either down and feather (natural) or products such as Polyester hollow fibre,

 fibre balls or micro fibre (synthetic). 


Let’s take a look at Synthetic filling first. These fillings were made up of various types of polyester fibre.

 Originally plain polyester fibres were used and this progressed to hollow fibres. Hollow fibre balls came next as they trapped more air than the plain hollow fibre.

 Next came Polyester Micro fibre that is siliconised. This aspect was added to prevent the clumping of the polyester fibres making them washable and tumble dry safe.

 The motivation behind the progression was to reduce the weight of the filling in the duvet while still getting the highest amount of air trapped which creates the warmth.


There are quite a number of natural type fills that can be used:



                                       Cotton filling - Which is not very commonly

used and is washable. They have a very low tog rating and is mostly used in Summer.



 Silk’s generally have a low tog rating, are

not very commonly used and cannot be washed.


 Wool filling - These type of duvets are light, cannot be washed and also not commonly used.

 Duck down and feather or Goose down and 

feather are very commonly used and are very popular. Generally goose - and duck down duvets can be washed and tumble dried if they are manufactured correctly.


The table below serves as a general Tog rating guide:



Type of filling

Natural / Synthetic

Allergic Potential

Tog rating




4 - 6 Tog




4 - 8 Tog




4 - 8 Tog

Polyester Hollow Fibre






4 - 10 Tog

Polyester Micro Fibre






4 - 12 Tog

Duck down & Feather






4 - 14 Tog

Goose down & Feather






4 - 16 Tog



05 June 2014

How to choose your Duvet according to Tog rating ...

Posted in General Information, Duvets & Pillows

A guide to making an informed Duvet selection

How to choose your Duvet according to Tog rating ...

Tog rating is a measure of warmth of a Duvet and is determined by placing the Duvet onto a surface over a heated plate ( to mimic body heat ) and the amount of heat that escapes from the duvet during this process is measured.
The warmth of a duvet is therefore directly related to the amount of air that the filling traps, as the air serves as an insulator that assist in keeping the body warm. Keep in mind that the casing will also trap a small amount of air and in effect heat.

The higher the Tog rating, the warmer the Duvet and it's suitablility for use in winter.

See the table below for an indication of tog rating and the suitablility of the duvetsfor use in various seasons and climates.

With more than 10 varieties of natural fibre filled duvets and synthetic fibre filled duvets on offer raging from light 3 tog to extra warm 15 tog duvets, our expertise and affordable collections are a winning combination for the perfect night sleep. . .

25 January 2014

“How do I know what duvet to buy?” THE ISSUE OF SIZE.

Posted in Duvets & Pillows

Ever wonder why your duvet doesn’t cover the bed? We’ll tell you why.

 My Hubby is always hogging the duvet. Guess what, we have the solution.

Freezing at night because your partner has hogged the duvet is not what you’d call ideal. Right? Most of the time, this is because the duvet is the wrong size. Now spending money on a good quality inner (and cover) is definitely worth while, making sure it’s the ideal size is almost as important. Now if you’d like to know more, read on......


You’ve spent the money and the duvet is all it promised to be, yet you never see any of it. Have you looked at your bed size lately? Odd as this may sound, it’s key to solving your problem. Say for instance you have a king size bed you’d buy a king size duvet, right...this may be wrong. This is what you’ve been told or taught as being the norm. And though there is nothing wrong with this, it does affect how much of the duvet you’ll have.

 These days, most mattresses are extra deep, so already you lose some coverage here. Add in some extras (like humans and pets) and away goes the duvet. You might be placing two beds together, for unexpected guests or as a standard in a Guesthouse or Hotel. Point is you need to keep everyone happy.

So, let’s talk facts. If you have two Single beds and push them together, you’d end up with a King size bed. (Table below measurements – Bed sizes on the left versus duvet sizes across the top). When working with the table, the cm’s indicated give the overhang on either side of the bed. A king duvet will have a 23.5cm overhang on each side on a king bed. So if for instance you have a 30cm deep mattress your duvet will not cover the mattress. (Oxford or S/Stitch duvet covers – add overhang of 7cm’s more.) So if you’re fighting the nightly tug of war fight, take a look and invest in the right size duvet.Does that sound like the solution you need? Well then Go ahead, snuggle up and enjoy!!





SINGLE 130x200    

¾              150x200

DOUBLE 200x200

QUEEN 230x200

KING 230x220

S/KING 260x220

















DOUBLE 137x190/200







QUEEN 152x190/200
















11 July 2013

The big Pillow fight...How to choose and distinguish between filling types & more.

Posted in Duvets & Pillows, Your Comfort

Good morning good morning. Today I’d like to talk to you about a question that we are often asked in the hospitality industry as well as the private sector. This question is, "What are the different types of pillows one gets and how do they compare to each other, and of course, which is the best to buy." The summary below contains the variety of pillows that we here at Linen Drawer generally supply to the hospitality industry (Please note this information applies specifically to our products):

30 October 2012

Duvet Inners – Dustmite trap or there to keep you warm………

Posted in How to care for your products, Duvets & Pillows

Now today we’d like to ask you how often you wash your duvet inners? And we normally ask this as an ice breaker when we do our presentations to hospitality, decorating and other industries. And would you believe me that more often than not, the response is, not even once a year. Yes, you heard right……not even once a year. Can you imagine sleeping under a duvet that hasn’t been washed for that long? Of course, keep in mind that this exact same question applies to your home.