What is a Hollow Fibre Duvet? Hollow Fibre, or ‘Hollowfibre’ is the material used for filling a duvet. Hollowfibre is a synthetic polyester material used in many, many products – including super-warm duvets!
What is a Hollow Fibre Duvet?
A Hollowfibre Duvet is filled with a synthetic polyester material, made from – as the name suggests – hollow fibres. Used in many products, hollowfibre is used in our duvets and some pillows. We think hollowfibre makes the perfect material for duvets, as it’s comfortable, lightweight, provides a lot of warmth and is resistant to dust mites (great for allergy sufferers). It’s also easily washed and dried at home.
As mentioned, hollowfibre is so called because of the hollow strands of polyester from which it’s made. Long, tiny little tubes, essentially. The hollow fibres trap air inside, giving a more insulating effect, increasing the warmth you keep in your bed.
The hollow tubes traps air and give a more fluffy, or bouncy duvet filling. Hollowfibre duvets are very lightweight, but the insulating nature of the fibres means the duvet keeps you incredibly warm, with a higher TOG rating, without having a heavy, thick duvet on your bed.
Hollowfibre duvets are significantly less expensive than those made from more traditional duvet fillings. It is considerably easier to care for, as it can be washed and tumble dried in almost all domestic machines. However, due to its synthetic makeup, these duvets tend not to last quite as long as down duvets. You might expect an expensive down duvet to last many years, but you may be looking to replace your hollowfibre duvet every year or two – especially if they’re used a lot. This can be a great benefit to those who prefer to change their bed linen more frequently, but more so, are ideal for guest houses, B&Bs and hotel, where frequent changes are standard. Read more about Hollowfibre.
The much lower prices, hollowfibre duvets still offer incredible value for money.
Hollowfibre vs Hollowfiber
They’re the same. ‘Fibre’ tends to be the European spelling and ‘fiber’ the American one. Both there’s no difference, just regional spelling differences.
More Bed Linen from Kerry Linen
Kerry Linen stock the most popular bedding for quick delivery throughout the Republic of Ireland. We have a range of polycotton and cotton sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and more, available for delivery straight to your door via An Post’s regular parcel service. We can deliver faster, if needed, particularly with larger orders. Bedding Sets: Easy ordering, better prices! Sets include flat and fitted sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover (optional). Buy together and save money!
Reliable & Speedy Delivery is Important
Our aim is to ship your order, the day following receipt of payment. We use An Post to deliver most orders, but larger, or ‘special’ orders can be shipping via courier if required. Read more about delivery of your order.
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Pillow & Mattress Protectors, Pillows and Duvets – Stock is limited, but lots more coming very soon!
Essentials Hollowfibre Pillows
Protectors & Toppers
Cotton Pillow Protectorsper Pair.
Protectors & Toppers
Waterproof Quilted Pillow ProtectorsEach.
Protectors & Toppers
Mattress Protectors, Quilted€18.99 – €24.99
Protectors & Toppers
Waterproof Mattress Protectors€21.50 – €26.50
4.5 TOG Hollowfibre Duvet€17.00 – €28.00
10.5 TOG Hollowfibre Duvet€22.00 – €34.00
Cotton vs Polycotton – which is best? That’s a difficult question and all depends on what you want. Cotton is more expensive, but polycotton is way more durable and long-lasting. Cotton tends to be softer, but polycotton brings a crisp and clean feel to your bedding.
Cotton vs Polycotton
It’s all a matter of preference! Cotton feels softer on your skin, but polycotton feels crisp and fresh on your bed. Cotton is less strong and more likely to tear, whereas polycotton is a much stronger material, less likely to tear.
Cotton is also notoriously awkward to keep clean. It requires lower temperatures, meaning a less thorough wash and is considerably more difficult to iron. Polycotton however, can be washed a temperatures up to 60°, meaning a much cleaner wash. It can be tumble dried without any problems and is much easier to iron. Combining cotton and polyester makes the garment less prone to piling and static. One of the main advantages of the cotton-polyester blend is that it is more wrinkle-free.
Hotel Stripe Polyester Cotton Bed Linen
Satin Stripe (or ‘Hotel Stripe’) Pillowcases & Duvet Covers in Double or King Sizes. Made from durable, 200 thread count polycotton (50% cotton, 50% polyester), these stylish Satin Stripe (sometimes called ‘Hotel Stripe’) duvet covers and matching pillowcases bring a touch of hotel luxury to your home, guest house or B&B.
They are a perfect fit for our Duvets and have coordinating pillowcases in ‘Housewife’ and ‘Oxford’ styles. Mix and match this range for a beautifully coordinated, luxury hotel look!
Buy Cotton Bedding in Ireland
Cotton has been the staple of bedding for many a generation and offers warmth, softness and a cozy feel. All good! The problem is, it’s a bit pricey and takes some effort keeping it clean and fresh.
Cotton vs Polycotton, it’s a big decision! On average, we spend about a third of our lives in bed. It’s so important to make sure our sleeping time is as restful as possible. The range of 100% cotton bedding from KerryLinen.ie gives you a cozy nights’ sleep at a very affordable price! Whether you’re looking for just a cotton pillowcase or a matching cotton bedding set, you can be sure you’ll find just the right bedding, right here!
We stock 100% cotton bedding perfect for your home, also for you guest house, B&B or hotel. We like simple white cotton bedding. Crisp, clean and fresh, few things feel quite as 100 cotton bedding. Treat yourself (or your guests) to a better night’s sleep!
Polycotton is Strong & Durable
Polycotton is a highly durable material as Polyester contains strong plastic-like substances, making it far less likely to rip or tear. The durable nature of Polycotton makes it an very popular choice in commercial situations such as hotels, where bed sheets are often changed often.
Polycotton is a blend of natural cotton and synthetic polyester. Both Cotton and Polycotton bed sheets are easy to care for, both types of fabric can be washed on normal cycles in your washing machine and can be dried in the dryer. It is advised to wash cotton at lower temperatures (around 30° or 40°) however Polycotton can be washed at higher temperatures – up to 60° – for ultimate cleanliness. Washing natural fabrics like cotton 60 degrees may (most likely, will) cause them to shrink, however polycotton will not. That said, there are a number of types of cotton and polycotton, so always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when washing and drying your sheets and bed linen.
Monochrome wall art photography prints of beautiful Ireland. Classic black and white photography of Irish landscapes for modern contemporary décor. With black and white prints you can never go wrong, they are timeless and will keep your bedroom looking elegant and stylish. Create an eye-catching gallery of monochrome landscapes of the stunning Kingdom of Kerry. The contrast of traditional décor and contemporary art prints is a wonderful juxtaposition. Buy stunning monochrome artwork prints from LoveBeautifulIreland.com.
Individual framed prints look great, but a set of four or five, tastefully arranged on your wall looks incredible! Most prints are approximately 11½ by 16½ inches, all with bold frames in black or white and white inset card. Overall measurement approximately 17½ by 22½ inches.
Bring a real touch of contemporary elegance to your home, guest house or hotel with these stunning monochrome prints of The Kingdom! Discounts for Kerry Linen customers, too!