Choosing Duvet Inners

Choosing the right duvet inner is key to getting comfortable and restful sleep. Natural options like New Zealand wool and alpaca have moisture-wicking properties that help you avoid overheating and are hypo-allergenic.

Consider the fill weight and loft of your duvet inner. A higher GSM and loft means a thicker and warmer duvet.

Natural Fillings

Whether you want a light duvet inner for summer or one that will keep you cosy all winter, there are many different options at Briscoes. Each type of duvet inner has a unique feel and insulating properties.

Feather and down duvet inners are a good choice for many people. They are lightweight, breathable, and very warm, providing over thrice as much warmth as synthetic duvet inners.

If you’re concerned about the welfare of animals, consider buying a cruelty-free duvet inner made with goose down and feathers from birds that have died naturally. It’s also worth checking that the duvet inner is Nomite certified, Oeko-Tex 100 and has a single country of origin.

Breathable Fabrics

The fabric of your duvet inner is key to a great night’s sleep. The breathable fabrics will help to regulate your temperature, while the soft fibres will wick away moisture and provide insulation.

A New Zealand made mulberry silk duvet inner is a luxurious choice that’s hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and odour, dust mite and mould resistant. It drapes beautifully and is also easy to clean.

Feather and down duvets, made from light, fluffy tufts of feather (from ducks or geese) and down (which is a lightweight but very warm fill), are a winter option. The MM Linen Goose Down and Feather Duvet Inner has a high quality feather and down blend for extra warmth and superior lofting.

If you prefer a synthetic duvet inner, look for ones with a lower GSM to avoid overheating. Microfibre and polyester are an affordable choice and ideal for those who frequently clean their duvet inners to prevent allergies. They’re also environmentally friendly, using recycled polymer from waste plastic bottles to reduce petrochemical extraction from the environment.


When it comes to duvet inners NZ, there’s a range of different options – from natural fibre like wool and alpaca to breathable manmade materials like cotton, microfibre and hollow fibres. The right duvet inner will help regulate your temperature to give you a good night’s sleep.

A higher GSM (grams per square metre) duvet inner is warmer and a great choice for winter. However, the best duvet inner for you will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances – such as whether you have allergies.

If your current duvet inner is worn and damaged, it’s time to invest in a new one. Look out for rips, tears and undone stitching that may leak filling. Available in single to Californian king, Briscoes stocks all the top duvet inner brands and sizes to suit your bed. Shop online or in store for the perfect fit.

Flat Filling

Designed for those who want the softness of natural fillings but are allergy-prone, polyester and microfibre duvet inners are great value. They’re light, affordable and easy to care for. They are breathable and will help maintain your body’s optimum resting temperature, but they don’t regulate your sleep in the way that goose down or wool does.

Look for the NOMITE mark, which is a sign of bedding that’s been approved as hypo-allergenic and suitable for people with allergies. This means that the cotton casing has been tightly woven so that dust mites can’t get inside.

It’s a good idea to replace your duvet inner every two to five years, or sooner if you see rips, tears or undone stitching. Over time, a worn duvet inner will become flat and lose its springiness. You can extend its life by shaking it regularly, as this will ‘fluff up’ the filling. This will also keep it smelling fresher for longer.

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