What is a Duvet?
A duvet is made from cloth sewn to form a large bag, then filled with goose down or other soft materials. A duvet is used as the top layer of bedding to keep the sleeper warm as they rest. Duvets are also called duvet inserts as they are most commonly inserted into a cover.
Some use the word duvet interchangeably with comforter as both words are used to refer to the top layer on your bed. In fact, some dictionaries include the word comforter in the entry as a synonym, but these two pieces of bedding are not the same.
The word duvet comes from the French word for down, which is still a very popular filling for duvets. Today, you can find duvets filled with goose down as well as other natural choices, such as wool or feathers. When comparing down vs down alternatives in duvets, Peacock Alley down duvets are made with high-quality European white goose down while our down alternative duvets are made with Dacron®, an equally cozy synthetic material with hypoallergenic benefits.
Duvet inserts are typically white, and they are almost always plain, so they won’t show through the duvet cover. Here at Peacock Alley, we are also well known for our luxury duvet covers.