Here are the best sustainable duvets to keep you warm and snuggly this winter
Back in the 1950s, women’s magazines issued instructions for using a new-fangled arrival from mainland Europe: continental duvets.
Never sit on them, apparently (who knew?).
Now a staple in most British homes, and just called a plain old duvet, this commonplace item of bedding no longer requires guidance for use, but it does warrant a rethink with sustainability in mind.
As the weather gets colder, switching your duvet for one with a higher tog rating is a great way to stay warm at night without the carbon emissions or the cost associated with dialling up your central heating.
If you need to buy a new duvet of any tog, look for a more sustainable alternative to the usual material you go for.
Options include bamboo instead of cotton or, as in these three suggestions, recycled versions of the usual polyester or down and feather fillings.
Best for budgets
Morrisons has pledged all own-brand clothing containing polyester will include recycled content by 2025, and two of its duvets already do.
The Morrisons Ultrasoft 10.5 Tog Duvet, available in double and king size, are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Available from £16 in store and online at Morrisons
Best for overall eco credentials
EarthKind Reclaimed Natural Down 3-in-1 Duvets, made from recycled feather and down, include a 4.5 and a 9-tog duvet which can be used in tandem.
The cotton cover is produced in line with the not-for-profit Better Cotton Initiative.
Available from £140 at John Lewis
Best for versatility
Recycled goose down, while still an animal product, at least extends the material’s lifespan. Soak&Sleep’s 80% Recycled Down Duvets come in five sizes (single to emperor) and tog ratings of 4.5 and 9.0 plus an all-seasons package with both.
Available from £85 at Soak& Sleep
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