It is essential to carefully choose the right stuffing so that you enjoy a comfortable sleeping experience.
What is stuffing?
A duvet is made of a fabric casing filled with stuffing to give it the desired shape and comfort. There are two main types of stuffing: natural and synthetic.
The type and amount of stuffing determines heat, puffiness, longevity and how it should be maintained.
Down or synthetic?
Natural stuffing offers increased puffiness and a longer shelf life. Its scarcity makes it an exceptional product that enjoys an excellent reputation and proud tradition.
Synthetic stuffing is more affordable without compromising on comfort, while the fibers offer hypoallergenic qualities and easy maintenance.
Both options have their own set of qualities and characteristics. The choice between natural and synthetic is a personal one and should depend on what you need for a good night’s sleep.
Why choose a down duvet?
Down: tradition and authenticity
Since 1850, DROUAULT has been using its savoir-faire to respect the material’s natural properties: thermoregulation, moisture evacuation, lightness and puffiness.
Traditional and authentic, down is Nature’s solution to keeping us warm and dry (for longer than the synthetic alternative) and has been used in high-end bedrooms for generations. The feathers added to the down provide elasticity and make for a pleasant weight on your body.
The Drouault tradition implies perfectly mastering the combination of down throughout the year. Thanks to our strategic location near farms in Vendée and the south-west of France, we benefit from a regular, secure and high-quality supply, allowing us to collect this raw material quickly and efficiently.
Drouault's savoir-faire stems from a great deal of experience in the selection of raw materials and the washing, sterilization, sorting and assembly of down. Mastering these steps is essential to avoid altering the down and to continue offering the finest-quality stuffing.
New duvet / Eco-friendly duvet
The word "down" guarantees superior quality and indicates that the material comes directly from the farms with its properties intact.
In the interest of preserving the environment, products are filled with recycled natural stuffing. After intensive washing, spinning, sterilization at 120°C and meticulous sorting, the material is subjected to anti-mite treatment for people prone to allergies. This refurbished natural material continues to offer you the comfort and thermoregulatory qualities characteristic of down stuffing.
Duck down / goose down
Thanks to its structure, goose down stores more air, making it puffier and warmer. It takes feathers from about 50 geese to make a duvet (versus 72 ducks).
Respect for animal welfare
In keeping with our policy on animal welfare, no stuffing used in our duvets comes from live animals. Our down and feathers come from duck and geese raised for meat, and we only collect the plumage to make our exceptional stuffing. No animal is hurt in any process linked to plucking.
Silk, another natural fiber
Thin and light, silk also offers a cool, fresh feel when slipping into bed, while the warmth provided adapts to body temperature thanks to thermoregulatory properties.
Why choose a synthetic duvet?
Thanks to advances made in technology, synthetic fiber offers anti-allergy properties, thermoregulation, a soft touch, lightness, puffiness, etc. It’s important to take the time to become familiar with the characteristics before making a choice.
Synthetic-fiber duvets and pillows are recommended for people with allergies.
The products are machine-washable and easy to dry, making for a healthier sleeping environment.