How to care for pillows and duvets

Our Brinkhauss collection of duvets and pillows are amongst the finest in the world.To take proper care of your pillows and duvets, we recommend the following care tips:

Pillows

Airing

Once a month we recommend that you remove your down pillow from the pillow case and place it outside in the fresh air. Gently move the filling around and ruffle the down or feather clusters from any lumpy spots. For best results we recommend air your pillow out for 12-24 hours on the clothes line.

Dry Cleaning

We advise having all of our goose down pillows professionally dry cleaned, to preserve the down, and ensure that it is washed suitably. Cleaning your pillow will remove the impurities that are trapped in the filling, and you will find that after it is cleaned, much of your pillow’s original spring and loft will return.

Down Duvets

Airing

It is important to maintain a down quilt in order to prolong its life. The first thing to remember is to fluff or shake your down quilt regularly to expand the down clusters with air and renew their loft. Airing the quilt is also an important part of down care. We recommend removing your down quilt from the quilt cover and airing it outside for a few hours twice a year. This will maintain its freshness. A handy time to do this is when you are washing or changing your quilt covers. To achieve the best results air in warm weather with a slight breeze. In addition, exposure to sunlight will help eradicate any mildew spores or dust mites. In the off-season, always store your down quilt in a breathable bag in a well-ventilated area. Lastly, where ever possible, it is recommended to avoid sitting or lying on the down, since this will only crush the delicate down filaments. Over time this will cause the down quilt to flatten and lose warmth.

Dry Cleaning

we advise having all of our goose down quilts professionally dry cleaned, to preserve the down, and ensure that it is washed suitably. Cleaning your quilt will remove the impurities that are trapped in the filling, and you will find that after it is cleaned, much of your quilt’s original spring and loft will return.

Be sure to check that the dry cleaner launders and cleans your quilt only. We are cautious of companies who claim to “rejuvenate” your quilt, as we have seen cases where they top up your quilt with inferior duck down and/or feather.

Enjoy your luxurious down duvets and pillows!