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A '''duvet''' (pronounced {{IPA-en|ˈduːveɪ|UK}}, {{IPA-en|duːˈveɪ|US}}) (also known as a '''doona''' in [[Australian English]] and a ''dyne'' in Scandinavian from which the Australian word was derived) from the [[French language|French]] ''duvet'' {{IPA-fr|dyˈvɛ|}} "down"), is a type of [[bedding]] or continental quilt as it also known — a soft flat bag filled with [[down feather|down]], [[feather]]s, or a synthetic alternative, and protected with a removable cover, analogous to a [[pillow]] and pillow case. Duvets originated in rural [[Europe]] and were made from the down feathers of the [[eider duck]], known for its usefulness as a [[thermal insulator]].
In the mid-[[eighteenth century]], [[Thomas Nugent (travel writer)|Thomas Nugent]], an Englishman on a [[grand tour]] then passing through [[Westphalia]], observed with surprise:
:"There is one thing very particular to them, that they do not cover themselves with bed-cloaths, but lay one feather-bed over, and another under. This is comfortable enough in winter, but how they can bear their feather-beds over them in summer, as is generally practised, I cannot conceive." — ''The Grand Tour'' 1749, vol II. p. 66
Duvets reduce the complexity of making a bed, as it is a single covering instead of the combination of bed sheets, [[blanket]]s, and [[quilt]]s or other bed covers. The duvet itself fits into a specially made cover, usually of cotton or a cotton blend. The duvet cover is removed and laundered as often as the bottom sheet and pillow cases. The duvet itself may be cleaned much more rarely, and depending on its contents, may require specialist dry cleaning.
A modern duvet, like a [[sleeping bag]], may be filled with down or feathers of various quality and cost, or [[silk]], [[wool]], [[cotton]], or artificial fibers such as [[polyester]] batting.
A duvet is not to be confused with a [[comforter]]. While comforters go on top of the traditional sheets and blankets, duvets are used by themselves.
==Regional variations==
Duvets are the most common form of bed covering, especially in northern Europe. They became popular throughout the world in the late 20th century.<ref>{{cite web|title=History of Featherbeds & Duvets|url=|accessdate=15 December 2011}}</ref>
"Continental quilt" was the term used when the item was widely introduced into England during the early 1970s.
Originally this was the standard name used across [[Australia]]. Now, however, particularly in eastern regions, a duvet is often called a "doona", which is the brand name created by Kimptons (Northern Feather). The Tontine Group acquired the trademark in 1991 when Pacific Dunlop took over the company. "Doona" is derived from the equivalent common [[Scandinavian languages|Scandinavian]] term ''dyne'' and was popularized by the retailer [[IKEA]] in the 1970s.
In India and Pakistan, duvets are known as "ralli quilts" or [[razai]], and are mostly used in the southern province of [[Sindh]].
In the US, confusion often occurs as the word "duvet" is sometimes used to refer to a comforter cover rather than the down blanket itself.
In some European countries, any thick, warm blanket may be called a duvet.
==Standards and sizes==
Modern manufacturing conventions have resulted in a large number of sizes and standards.
==Thermal performance (tog rating)==
Manufacturers rate the performance of their duvets in [[Tog (unit)|togs]], a measurement of [[thermal insulation]]. This enables the purchaser to select a duvet appropriate to the season: the higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet.
A few manufacturers have marketed combined duvet sets, one of approximately 4.5 tog and one of approximately 9.5 tog. The light-weight one is for summer and the medium one for autumn; snapped together, 14 togs is designed for winter.
==Influence on popular culture==
The term "[[duvet day]]" is used in some countries to describe an allowance of one or more days a year when employees can simply phone in and say that they are not coming in to work, even though they have no leave booked and are not ill. The provision of this benefit became fashionable in the late 1990s with many larger companies in the UK.<ref name="WSpy">
"Duvet",, webpage:
[ Word Spy - duvet day]
== See also ==
*[[Fill power]]
*[[Silk comforter]]
*[[Tog (unit)|Tog]]
== Notes ==
== External links ==
* {{cite web
| url =
| title = How to fit a Duvet Cover: The One-minute Guide
| author = "Mina" | publisher = BBC | date = 2002-02-05
* {{cite web
| url =
| title = Duvet Care Tips
| author = "Shawn" | publisher = Beddingtons | date = 2011-01-06
* {{cite web
| url =
| title = Duvet Buyer's Guide
| author = "Steven" | publisher = Duvet and Pillow Warehouse | date = 2010-09-03
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