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A quarter of people have never washed their duvet and a third of Brits haven’t replaced their bedding in a decade, according to research from The Fine Bedding Company. Our advice is to wash duvets at least twice a year. Pillows should be laundered every other month, too.
Manufacturers may suggest taking them to the dry cleaners, but it is possible to wash some at home as long as your machine’s capacity is large enough. Duvets filled with synthetic
fibres are usually fine to wash at home at 60°, or as high as the care label suggests. But check it fits in the drum and can move freely for a proper wash first. If not, you’ll need to use a laundrette. Natural fibres need to be washed with extreme care, so a dry cleaner is recommended.