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How do I choose the right warmth class for my duvet? 
In the Netherlands, duvets are usually classified into warmth classes or seasons. The Auping duvets are available in summer, spring/autumn and 4-seasons; heat class.

Summer: Light filled duvets, suitable for the summer months and for people who get overheated quickly. They fall within warmth class 4. To be combined with the spring/autumn version by means of coupling buttons.
Spring/Autumn: Also called all-year and suitable for almost the whole year. For most people also warm enough in winter. These fall within warmth class 3. To be combined with the summer version by means of coupling buttons.

4-seasons: Two parts (summer + spring/autumn) that can be used separately or joined together to form an extra warm winter duvet. With this you reach warmth class 1.

  • Tip 1: A down version 4-season duvet has buttonholes. With these buttonholes, the separate duvets can be fastened. You can do this as a unit, but with this handy fastener you can also do it differently. Fold the upper down duvet in half lengthways and attach it to the lower duvet with the buttonholes. Half of the double duvet now has 3 layers and the other 1 layer, so one person is nice and warm and you can still sleep under the same duvet. 

  • Tip 2: Do you have cold feet? Fold the upper part of the down 4-seasons duvet in half across the width and attach it to the lower part with the buttonholes. The foot section now has 3 layers and the rest 1 layer, so your feet stay nice and warm during the night.

How long does an Auping duvet last?
A good duvet can easily last 8 to 10 years, depending on load and maintenance. The duvet cover is subject to wear and perspiration. Regularly changing your bed linen and airing and cleaning your duvet is therefore important to increase its lifespan.

Can my duvet be cleaned?
Regular shaking and airing (not in bright sunlight) is sufficient to keep the duvet fresh and airy. Washing a duvet regularly also ensures that the duvet remains hygienic. Washing a duvet is therefore not necessary for normal use. A down or synthetic duvet can be washed in accordance with the instructions on the washing label. If a duvet is often too large to be washed in a domestic washing machine, have it cleaned by a dry cleaner or launderette. When washing a down duvet, use a fine detergent (1/3 of the normal dosage) to prevent damage to the down and ensure that the filling dries quickly and thoroughly after washing. If the drying is not fast and good enough, a penetrating smell may develop that is difficult to eliminate. Despite the fact that the tumble dryer indicates that the duvet is dry, the filling may still be damp at the core. You should therefore preferably dry your duvet a second time with a damp cloth to keep the tumble drier running. We do not recommend drying the duvet outside because the filling will not dry quickly enough.

At what temperature can I wash my duvet?
We recommend that you have your duvet professionally cleaned for the best result. A laundrette can wash the down duvet in a large washing machine with sufficient capacity so that you are assured of a clean and undamaged duvet. We do not recommend dry cleaning for a down duvet because the chemicals can damage the down. However, this option is mentioned in the washing instructions because it is the best option to prevent the duvet from shrinking. If you do not have a large enough machine or if you want to wash a double duvet, it is better to go to a launderette. 
If you still want to wash your duvet yourself, then we recommend that you wash it at 30°C. This is not only better for the environment, it is also better for your health. This is not only better for the environment but also sufficient to get the duvet and its filling clean. Washing at 60°C ensures that the house dust mite is killed and is possible if this is indicated on the washing label.

How long will my pillow last?
A good pillow can easily last 3 to 5 years, depending on the load and maintenance. Pillows filled with down and synthetic fibres should be regularly fluffed and aired. These pillows can also be washed according to the washing instructions, but only if necessary. With latex pillows, the cover is removable and washable. A flannel cover extends the life of a pillow.

Can pillows be refilled?
The synthetic and down Auping pillows can be refilled through the zip. Refills are available from your nearest Auping Store.

Can I put my pillow in the washing machine?
In contrast to duvets, pillows can be washed in almost every washing machine. Washing them at home is therefore perfectly possible according to the instructions on the washing label. For the stability of the washing machine, it is advisable to wash two pillows at the same time. It is also important that the filling dries quickly and thoroughly to prevent odours and clogging. Therefore, for example, put two tennis balls in clean socks in the dryer. This will speed up the drying process and prevent clumping. Use a flannel pillowcase so you don't have to wash your pillow as often. With latex pillows, only the cover can be washed, so the latex must be removed from the cover before washing.

Temperature: Wash at a minimum of 30°C and a maximum of 60°C. Pay close attention to the care label.
Spin speed: Use the highest speed to remove as much moisture as possible.
Rinse: Add an extra rinse cycle to make sure all soap is gone.
Soap: Gentle soap without additives. Preferably a special down-filled detergent for down-filled pillows.
Fabric softener: Do not use fabric softener because it softens the down and feathers and may reduce the resilience.

How do I maintain my latex pillow?
In normal use, regular airing of your pillow is sufficient. Do this with a latex pillow in the full sun. Opening the bedroom window for at least half an hour every day is sufficient to maintain your pillow. The zippered cover of a latex pillow is washable according to the washing instructions. The latex itself is not washable. For a longer life of your pillow, it is recommended to use a flannel cover.

How does the Auping button down system work?
Auping duvet covers have loops on the inside of the cover. The Auping duvets have buttonholes in which a button can be placed, these are supplied as standard. The loops from the duvet cover can be put around this button so that the duvet cannot slide around in the duvet cover.

Extra tip!
It is advisable to wash duvet covers and fitted sheets once a week and flannel once a month. Always follow the washing instructions on the label of the duvet cover. If you have an adjustable bed, you can raise it slightly. You then don't have to bend over when changing the bed. Also handy for vacuuming under the bed.

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