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Allergies and NOMITE

All our bedding items carry the NOMITE label, which deems it fit to be used in a house dust mite allergy sufferer’s home. The down and feather-filled products provide excellent thermal and climatic conditions – they warm you up rapidly when you’re sleeping but also decrease the bed’s humidity if the room is aired regularly. This makes it a very poor habitat for house dust mites to live in, as they thrive in humid conditions.

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Down vs Feather vs Synthetic filling

It is generally accepted that goose down is better than duck down. The reason for this being that goose down is lighter, so it’s able to keep you warm without weighing you down. This is possible because the goose down clusters are larger than the duck down clusters, making them have more air volume to absorb body heat. Feathers are larger, heavier and more rigid, having fewer air pockets to retain the warm air and are therefore less insulating. Feathers also have quills which can pierce through the feather proof fabric. Feathers have quills that can poke you and they’re larger – therefore less insulating.

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Fill Power

Fill power is the measured loft or fluffiness of a down product and it’s somewhat related to the insulating value or quality of the down. The higher the fill power, the more air pockets and thus, the more insulating the product will be. The measurements range from just 175cm3/g to an impressive 900cm3/g for the top quality down.

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TOG Values

Tog value is an industry term for measuring the warmth of a duvet. The higher the tog value, the warmer the duvet – although keep in mind that this has nothing to do with the weight of the duvet. The tog value is measured in units of thermal resistance.

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About our Duvets and Pillows

Our duvets are available with the following fillings:

  •   Hungarian goose down
  •   Pure goose down (ultimate)
  •   Duck down
  •   Duck feather and down

The warmth factor of the down fillings used in our products is expressed in the internationally recognised tog value of down and is realted tot he quality of down. Tog is a measurement of warmth. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet will be. 

Makoti down duvets are manufactured using a fully washable, pre-shrunk, 100% pure cotton down-proof fabric and they are edged with piping. Since cotton is a natural fibre, it combines well with the natural down used at our factory.

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Thread Count and Weave

There are three factors that determine the quality and feel of a sheet: The fiber from which it is made, how the fabric is woven and the thread count.

Fibre

Bed linen is available in different types of fibres such as cotton, Egyptian cotton, Supima, Silk, flannel/brushed cotton etc.

Thread count

Thread count (TC) is a measure of the fineness of your fabric. It is measured by counting the number of threads contained in one square inch of fabric.  A thread count higher than 180 is considered percale.  A higher thread count does not necessarily mean superior sheets.  A 400 thread count is about the limit that you can get onto a loom.  If you’re seeing very high thread counts, keep in mind that manufacturers often achieve the high count by jamming in extra thinner pieces of yarn, which can double or even triple the count.  Very high tread counts are heavier and can be so tightly woven, that the bed linen cannot breathe and you find that you perspire more, when using the sheets.

Weave

Weaving is the method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns/threads are interlaced at right angles.  The longitudinal threads are called the warp and the lateral threads are the weft or filling. The method in which these threads are inter-woven affects the characteristics of the fabric.
Two of the most popular choices for sheets are percale or sateen.  A percale weave is a one-over, one-under structure. The threads are tightly woven, which results in a smooth texture and finish.   Sateen sheets have a softer touch than percale sheets.  The sheen and softer feel of sateen is produced through the satin weave structure. Warp yarns are floated over the weft yarns, for example four over and one under.  The sheen of the fabric is because light is not scattered so much during the weaving process. 

About our Linen

At Makoti, we only manufacture our linen with 100% cotton percale. Percale has been dubbed as the linen by interior designers thanks to its fresh, crispy feel and longevity. The linen is pre-shrunk and made out of 100% cotton, guaranteeing you many years of satisfaction with the product.

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