Brief history of comforters

down-comforterThroughout history comforters were created using whatever fabric was at hand, often using an old worn blanket or comforter covered with a cotton fabric.
Having a comfortable comforter or bedding on your double beds is a necessity. We find it uncomfortable lying on a bed without a comforter or on one that is no longer in good condition. Thus, getting the right comforter is very important. The primary considerations for most of us in choosing a comforter are the price and quality. More often, the cheap ones do not have the same quality than the more expensive ones. In these cases, you should consider which consideration weighs more.
For those who grew up using just sheets and thin blankets, comforters can seem like an incredible luxury. There are so many options when it comes to luxury bedding today, it can be overwhelming. It is a far cry from what was available during our grandparent’s time.
Comforters, however, are not a newcomer to the bedding scene. They have been around in this country, as well as Europe and the United Kingdom, since its beginning. Often a comforter is called a duvet, even in English speaking countries. Duvet is a word that is of French origin, and is usually pronounced “dove-ay”. Depending on where you live in the United States duvet and comforter may or may not be referring to the same thing.
Throughout history comforters were created using whatever fabric was at hand, often using an old worn blanket or comforter covered with a cotton fabric. Families that had more money would cover the fill material will silk fabric instead of cotton. In both cases these comforters could not really stand the test of time and tended to break down before long. Read more about down comforter

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