One of the things we love most about winter (besides Christmas, obviously) are the increased number of cosy nights in, curled up in bed with or without a loved one, a glass of red wine and all those hygge feels. We don’t know about you, but we felt a wave of warmth surging through us simply thinking about it.
But in order to make the reality as cosy as the dream, you’ll need to make sure you’re well equipped. So, we’ve teamed up with Panda – an eco-friendly bedding company who specialise in luxurious sustainable, bamboo products – in a bid to make this winter your cosiest yet!
Panda are on a mission to redefine what it means to be at home, creating premium quality products that are kind to the skin and thoughtfully green. They achieve this through their use of bamboo – a material like no other – and their commitment to the latest technology, innovation, and timeless design. Keep reading to discover more...
1. It’s worth investing in a quality duvet
A fluffy, cloud-like duvet is key to a cosy night in – whether you’re cuddling up in bed with your other half, or having guests over for a sleepover style movie marathon on the sofa. And it’s usually as the nights get colder that we discover that the duvet we’ve had for (probably a few too many) years is either no longer doing its job or has seen better days.
While it can be tempting to opt for something cheap and cheerful, the likelihood is that it will only last a few years, which is why we’d recommend investing in something a little more substantial and sustainable (but more on that later). While you’ll likely have to invest a little more money to begin with, it will prove to be more cost effective in the long term; enhancing your sleep quality in the process.
In the case of Panda, this means a 5-year guarantee to ensure your items are free from defects. Plus, when the time comes for you to part with your bamboo duvet, Panda will dispose of your duvet responsibly on your behalf, thanks to their Panda Recycle Program.
2. Perfect for allergy sufferers
You, or your kids suffer from allergies? We know the pain and we’re here to offer the best solution we’ve come across, yet: bamboo.
Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, bamboo helps protect users against skin irritation and allergies, making it suitable for those affected by eczema, sensitive skin, or hay fever triggered by dust mites.
How? Well, bamboo is naturally less hospitable to organisms, making it naturally antibacterial. Plus, it doesn’t require the same harsh treatments as cotton to successfully remove harmful bacteria, which will be a mighty relief to you - or a loved one - that may have sensitive skin.
3. Easy to clean for those with busy lifestyles
Thanks to the antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties that we just touched on, you’ll find that a bamboo duvet needs washing less regularly than your standard duvet.
When you do come around to washing it, you’ll be pleased to know that laundry is super easy with bamboo. Simply pop in a 30 degree wash and then hang out to dry. You’ll notice that it takes around half the time of an average duvet, which means it’ll be back on your bed in no time.
4. Choose bamboo to regulate your temperature throughout the year
The rating of 10.5 Tog (500gsm) makes The Cloud suitable for all seasons. Throughout extreme temperatures the bamboo microfibre will keep you warmer in the Winter and cooler in the Summer.
5. Buying bamboo will reduce your impact on the planet
If you’re thinking of buying something new, we’d encourage you to think about the impact your purchase will have on the planet. Often duvets are made from unsustainable cottons, unnatural fibres or feather down, which not only impact the planet, but have a detrimental impact on the people (or animals, if we’re talking feather down) who produce them, too. We’d recommend giving the documentary 'The True Cost' a watch if you’re interested in learning more about the impacts of non-organic cotton.
Panda’s Cloud Duvet bucks that trend, offering a sustainable alternative made from bamboo and nano-microfibre that feels just as cosy as your classic feather down duvet. As the name suggests, it offers a cloud-like sleep (or snuggling) experience without impacting the environment.