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Blanket: A single layer of cloth. Cotton, wool, Afgan or Throw: Usually usually knitted or crocheted of wool or polyester. Often used as bedspreads, or as a decoration on the back of couches or chairs. Quilt: Cotton, wool, down or other batting (filling) inside two layers of cloth. Like a sandwich. Sewn thru in square or diamond patterns to hold batting and make pockets that trap additional heat. Often made from many small pieces of fabric -- cut into regular sized squares or rectangles -- that are sewn together into patterns. May require dry cleaning. Thinner than Comforters and Duvets, so good if you sleep warm. Comforters: lighter and warmer than a quilt. thick bedding topper filled with down or a synthetic substitute. May be sewn thru like a quilt. no duvet cover is needed not as easy to change style top sheet is necessary is larger sized than bed, more hangover on sides is easily laundered at home One site says comforters are just fancy duvets. Duvets: Warnest 3 layers like a quilt and comforter but usually filled with down, silk or engineered filaments. is best paired with a protective duvet cover style can be easily changed by changing duvet cover a top sheet not necessary is closer in size to bed, less hangover on sides is not easily laundered at home See duvets below. Materials for comforters and duvets. Down better at providing warmth and regulating temperatures than synthetics. Down is harder to clean and more expensive than synthetics Silk lets your skin breathe while you sleep. They allow some of your body heat to escape, so you will stay warm and comfortable all night long without overheating. Good for a "Hot Sleeper" You shouldn't wash or dry-clean silk, so you need a cover. See silk below Down is better at retaining heat. Good for a "Cold Sleeper" You can get down in different weights, lightweight to all-season. Bedspreads Bedspreads are single-layer bedding toppers that cover the entire bed right down to the floor and often cover the pillows as well. Sources: What's the difference between a quilt and a blanket, a duvet and a comforter? - Quora Quilt, Comforter, Duvet or Bedspread: What's the Difference?Prices range from $30 to $150 at Macys, Walmart, Target, ...
Luxury Bedding at Neiman Marcus prices range from $200 - $900 for a queen.
A Sateen White Goose Down Comforter at L.L.Bean is $500
A down comforter at Brooklinen is from $300 (lightweight) to $350 (all-season).
After spending $1,300 for a mattress at the Natural Mattress Store,
I got a queen silk comforter (really a duvet) from a Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory on a trip to China for $100.
Silk duvets let your skin breathe while you sleep. Pure mulberry silk duvets allow some of your body heat to escape, so you will stay warm and comfortable all night long without overheating. On the other hand, a down duvet is designed to do only one thing well: trap heat inside the duvet cover. This can leave you feeling hot and sticky on warm nights.
Care of Silk:
Silk - Hard to maintain, stains easily
Egyptian cotton represents a strain with blossoms that are more long than round. It's an excellent choice to weave into bedsheets, towels and other household linens thanks to its extra-long staples, or fibers. type, either percale or sateen. Also look for the label that signifies 100 percent Egyptian cotton. The logo appears in a triangular shape with a cotton ball inside it and the words "Egyptian Cotton" at the base of the triangle.
Organic Cotton does not use any man-made fertilisers or pesticides to grow and is harvested using sustainable cropping methods. This helps to stop people absorbing chemical toxins that can cause allergies, breathing difficulties and skin rashes as well as helping to reduce people's carbon foot print.Technically, Egyptian cotton can be organic, but it is difficult to determine whether cotton from this region is truly organic. Because Supima is produced in the United States, its organic claims are easier to verify.
Percale vs. Sateen weave:
Poly Cotton is a mixture of cotton and polyester material. Polycotton was developed to get the best of both worlds with the softness of cotton and the ease which polyester can be washed and dried.
Microfiber is composed of very finely woven fibers, finer than silk. They can be made from wood pulp, or polyester and nylon polymers.
Eco Friendly Fibers:
The textile industry is the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil.
See Eco Friendly Linnens for a list of recommended fabrics
Duvet Covers (Queen):
Duvet Covers | The Company Store 200-thread count cotton percale $89 200-thread count organic cotton percale $99 400-Thread Count Cotton Sateen $149 300-Thread Count Organic cotton Sateen $199 600-Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sateen $239 Linen Duvet Cover Set - Fieldcrest® : Target $104 Linen Duvet Cover | brooklinen $229 ADuvet Set, 1000 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton - Macy's $179 650 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Solid Duvet Cover Set - Walmart.com $49 Patterned covers are usually more expensive than pain ones. Blankets
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100% Egyptian Cotton Duvet Cover Sets | Pure Parima $225 400 Thread count
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Eco Friendly Linnens
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SUPER SOFT BRUSHED MICROFIBER FABRIC,