Cover Fabric Breakdown
The fillings create the support, and the covers keep it in place, but what else can they do for you? As with the insides, there are different options for the outers too in both natural and synthetic textiles. The thread count can also make a difference to the feel of your pillow, giving it a smoother, higher quality feel while also helping to keep the fibre fillings from escaping. The term thread count refers to the amount of threads which run horizontally ('weft' threads) and those that run vertically ('warp' threads), within a 1-inch square of the fabric. If a fabric has a 200 thread count, it means there are 200 threads per square inch of the fabric.
Other Product Benefits
Pillows are not recommended for children under 12 months old.
Once they're ready to move into their toddler bed, at around 18 - 24 months, they will be able to use a pillow as long as it's a small, firm toddler pillow. The big fluffy ones adults use are not suitable for little ones.
For children over 12 months, it’s best to use pillowcases made from breathable fabrics, and avoid any plastic or rubber coatings as this can cause discomfort.
Caring for your pillows
You can also take care of your pillows with these tips:
- Always follow the care instructions found on a label sewn into a seam or on the original packaging.
- We recommend washing mattress protection regularly to keep it in pristine condition and hygienically clean.
- Keep light and dark coloured washes separate to avoid dulling. To help keep your whites brilliant white use a 'white' washing powder with optical brightening agents.
- Dry and air your pillows thoroughly before returning it to your bed
- Please note, natural fibre bedding cannot be dry cleaned as chemicals will damage the fillings.
- Tumble drying on a low setting will help regain the fibre
- The temperature on the care label is a reference to the highest temperature your linens can withstand, so consider washing at a lower temperature which is kinder on your product and the planet. Running a prewash may be necessary for heavily soiled linens and most modern detergents provide excellent results at low temperatures.
- It is recommended to replace pillows every 2 years due to bacteria that may build up within the pillow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why has my pillow become flat in use?
After long term use, fibres within your pillow may become flat. Plumping and laundering will help regain the fibres to ensure fibres remain lofty with every use.
What is OEKO-TEX Made in Green?
OEKO-TEX Made In green is a traceable product label for textiles that verifies that a product has been tested for harmful substances. It also guarantees that the product has been manufactured using sustainable processes under socially responsible working conditions.
What is OKEO-TEX Standard 100?
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 verifies that a product has been tested for harmful substances. If a product carries the STANDARD 100 label you can be certain that every component (thread, button, zip etc) has been tested for harmful substances and is therefore harmless in ecological terms
For health and hygiene reasons we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pillows unless they are returned sealed and unopened in their original packaging. This does not affect your statutory rights. For further details of Dunelms return policy can be found here: /info/help/returns-and-cancellations