A Guide in Bed Basics

How Our Comforters Are Made:

All of our down duvets and pillow inserts are made in the U.S.A. The pure and comforting feathers that fill each of our 100% organic cotton shells travel a whopping one hundred miles down the road from Indiana where they are gathered on a small duck farm.

Coyuchi's duvet insert features end-to-end box stitch construction so that they are stitched closed to prevent shifting of the fill material. Our duvet inserts are stitched edge-to-edge and are finished using double-needle stitching and cording for enhanced durability.

Before filling the inserts, the down is treated with steam twice to kill bacteria and gently washed with a fragrance-free, non-toxic soap to remove bacteria that is incidental to feathers and down. Next, a water-based, non-toxic chemical is used to reduce the static charge that is associated with natural filling. Both the winter weight and lightweight duvets have a 600-fill power for a cozy and comforting sleep.

How Our Feather/Down Pillows Are Made:

Our sleeping pillows have a tri-chambered compartmented construction that provides three unique internal chambers for housing the fill material. Our fill is an 80% feather/20% down mix that lends medium-firm support, while the top and bottom edges are filled with soft, pure down. The illustration below shows this unique three-chambered construction. Each of our plump down pillows is encased in a down-proof organic cotton shell to keep feathers from escaping. Like our duvets, the quality and sourcing of the materials is minimal to the earth and vastly beneficial to you, the sound sleeper. 

Now that you know how our healthy basics are crafted, explore our guide to choose the right bedding for your needs. 

How To Choose A Duvet:

If you live in an area that experiences four seasons, we recommend having a Winter Weight Down Duvet Insert and a Three Season Down Duvet Insert. There is a significant difference between the two, and switching them out seasonally will help you sleep comfortably. Our Three Season Down Duvet Insert offers excellent temperature control. We recommend using it spring through fall, and paired with a blanket for winter. Our Winter Weight Down Duvet Insert is ideal for homes that undergo longer hibernation and cold climates, or for those that like to sleep toasty.

How To Choose A Comforter:

Made of pure organic cotton, inside and out, our quilt-weight Organic Cotton Comforter is a cozy down alternative that's natural, breathable and hypoallergenic. We designed it as an insert for any of our duvet covers, but its smooth, soft 220-thread-count shell lets it stand alone, too. Box stitching keeps the fill evenly distributed for head-to-toe warmth. All-cotton construction makes it easy to care for, too.

How To Choose Pillows:

For full and queen size beds, we recommend 2 standard shams for sleeping. Adding 2 additional euro shams or 2 standard shams gives you a decorating option. For king size beds, we recommend 2 king size shams, 3 standard shams or 3 euro shams. Tip from our product team: By putting an Organic Pillow Protector on your sleeping pillow, you will save trips to the dry cleaner and extend the life of your insert.

Why Use a Mattress Protector?

We recommend an Organic Mattress Protector for an organic foundation to your bed. Our Organic Mattress Protector is made of 100% organic cotton, 13 oz. flannel from a family-owned German mill founded in 1867. Thick, absorbent flannel protects the mattress without a lot of extra layers and batting. It is designed to be the most natural cover with minimal processing and treatment, our protector is natural in color because it is un-dyed, perfect for even our most sensitive customers. A unique construction of flannel on top and sides with elastic on all sides for a secure fit on the mattress.

Why use a Mattress Pad?

Never underestimate the value of a good mattress pad. It will extend the life of your mattress dramatically by helping to fend off spills, stains, sweat and skin oils. Free of chemical finishes, flame retardants and GOTS certified, our 100% Organic Mattress Pad sets the perfect foundation for your organic bed.

Why use a Bed Skirt?

Bed skirts are a great solution in small spaces for under bed storage. They are also a great solution to covering legs with a headboard. We offer the Sateen Bed Skirt, for a sophisticated and classic touch.