Q1: What is the best type of quilt to buy?
The best type of quilt is one that suits your personal preferences around climate and allergies.
Regarding climate, the cooler your nights, the warmer you’ll want to be under your doona. Our Canadian goose down quilt will give you the utmost winter warmth, with a temperature range of -10°C to +15°C. On the other end of the scale, our organic mulberry silk quilt is perfect for the warmer summer nights, with a temperature range of 15°C to +25°C. We have a doona for every season.
Regarding allergies, the down and feathers in our quilts are totally natural and have had all impurities removed, so even those who suffer from allergies shouldn’t experience any issues with our doonas. Our organic mulberry silk quilts are naturally hypoallergenic and are recommended for those who have allergies, as they are resistant to dust and mites.
For more information about what type of quilt might be right to you, please refer to the Quilt Warmth Guide.
Q2: What does GSM mean in quilts?
GSM stands for ‘grams per square metre’ and refers to the weight of the quilt filling. The higher the GSM, the warmer the doona:
- 240GSM is best for the summer climate
- 350GSM is best for both autumn and spring climates
- 500+ GSM is best for winter
Q3: How to wash a quilt?
Before bundling your quilt or doona in the washing machine, refer to the washing instructions. Some quilts can only be dry-cleaned, while others must be washed by gentle machine-wash. Shake your quilt regularly to remove dust and ensure the filling remains evenly distributed, and air your quilt in a sunny patch from time to time.