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How To Choose A High Quality Comforter

When it comes to getting your best night’s sleep, the quality of your bedding plays a critical role—especially with essential layers like comforters. But if you’ve ever shopped for one, you know that there are countless fabrics, fill types, and weights to choose from, and they all claim to be the best of the best. So what should you actually look for when choosing a comforter?

Understand The Material & Craftsmanship

To find a high quality comforter, start by looking at the materials and craftsmanship. Comforters like ours are made with a 100% organic cotton shell in our beloved Signature fabric, which is significantly softer and more breathable than those made with synthetic materials. And unlike conventional cotton, organic cotton is grown without harmful pesticides or harsh chemicals, so you can keep known toxins out of your home. 

You’ll also want to look at how the bedding was made. Brands who make high quality comforters are proud of the craftsmanship behind them—you can easily find information on the artisans who make them, and under what conditions, on the company's website. With our Comforters, you can trace their entire journey, from where the organic cotton was grown to the expert weavers, by simply entering their lot number into Origin Track. For comforters without any background information, though, there’s a good chance it was mass produced in an unregulated factory, without proper quality control or care or workers’ wellbeing.

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The Fill Matters

A comforter's fill determines its warmth, weight, longevity, and how it feels draped over your body. For a sustainable option, look for comforters filled with recycled material like polyester. This fill is more sustainably made than 100% virgin polyester, and also provides the plush, cozy feel that sleepers love. If you want a comforter you can use year-round, look for one with an all-season weight. It strikes the perfect balance of warmth and breathability, so you can add extra layers during the colder months and use it as a stand-alone piece in warmer seasons.

The Difference Between A Comforter & Duvet

While shopping for bedding, you’ll come across both comforters and duvets, and it’s important to know the difference. A comforter is a single piece of bedding—a woven fabric filled with synthetic fibers or down—that's ready to use without a cover. On the other hand, a duvet requires a separate cover and insert, like how a pillow needs a pillowcase. 

Many sleepers love the versatility of a duvet, being able to change the cover whenever they like. But with a duvet, you also need to take your cover on and off when washing your bedding, so many people opt for the convenience of a comforter. The good news is that you can now get the look of a duvet, with the ease of one layer, with a high quality comforter like ours. They’re finished with the refined details of a duvet, like clean borders and invisible stitching, to bring you the best of both layers. If you’re still not sure which one is right for you, check out this blog for a more in-depth breakdown of comforters vs. duvets.

Wrapping Up

When selecting your comforter, look for one with a soft, durable shell in 100% organic cotton and a fill that supports environmental sustainability. For better sleep year-round, go for an all-season weight, with detailing that makes the comforter look just as good as it feels. Comforters like this can be hard to find, but these sets offer everything you need and come with a 30-Night Worry-Free Guarantee.

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