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Baffle Box vs Sewn-Through Down Comforters: Which is Best?

by Mitchell Chitiz

When it comes to Down duvets, most customers are looking for something cozy, comfortable and of a high quality that will last for years to come. In Down Duvets, construction can play a significant role in the warmth of a duvet, how comfortable it is, the cost and how long it lasts. In this post, we’ll examine two types of duvet construction, the baffle box comforter and the sewn-through Down comforter, to see which one is best. 

What is Baffle Box Construction?

Baffle Box construction includes a thin strip of fabric sewn between the two top covers of the duvet. The fabric strip creates a small box for the Down fill and keeps the Down evenly distributed without reducing any loft. Think of it as a tiny wall between compartments in the duvet. 

What is Sewn-Through Duvet Construction?

A sewn-through duvet is made by sewing two fabric pieces together with space left for the Down in pockets between the fabric. Unlike baffle box construction, the top part of the fabric is sewn directly to the bottom piece creating pockets to keep the Down evenly placed. 


Benefits of Baffle Box Construction Vs. Sewn Through Construction

Warmth: Baffle box construction means the Down is evenly distributed throughout the duvet, so there aren’t any cold spots without Down insulation. This construction means that Baffle Box duvets are warmer than sewn-through duvets and better for colder temperatures. 


Sewn-Through comforters connect the top fabric directly to the bottom fabric, meaning that there is no Down fill where the fabric is attached, which can create cold spots. For customers that prefer cooler duvets, this can be a benefit. 


Loft: Down’s loft or fill power is a measure of the quality of the Down clusters and is measured by the size of each down cluster. The larger the cluster, the higher the fill power and the fluffier and more insulating the down is. With a baffle box duvet, the fabric creates a three-dimensional space that helps the down expand and reach its full loft. 


Sewn-through construction creates pockets for the Down but compresses it where the fabric is sewn together. This means the Down cannot reach its full loft, and the duvet may not be as fluffy. 


Durability

Baffle box design helps reduce the wear on the fabric of a Down duvet because it gives the construction more stability. This extra support means that baffle box duvets tend to last longer than other construction methods. With sewn-through construction, there can be more wear and tear on the fabric because of the pressure placed on the stitches when you move around as you sleep. 


Cost

Creating a baffle box design takes more labour and materials and, as a result, is a high-quality construction method with a higher price tag. Sewn-through duvets are less expensive and an excellent option that is budget-friendly.


So, Which Is Best?

In the end, it depends on what you are looking for in a duvet. Baffle box construction creates a high-quality, durable Down duvet with incredible loft and no cold spots, which many customers prefer. These duvets have a premium price point, but a baffle box duvet will be a quality investment that can bring comfort and joy for years to come. 


Sewn-through duvets are a cozy and cost-effective option for customers on a budget and are great for those who prefer a cooler duvet. 


Westex International is a Canadian manufacturer of bedding and home décor products with over 40 years of experience in the industry. We manufacture baffle-box Goose Down and Down-Alternative duvets of the highest quality.  Contact our team today if you are interested in learning more about our wholesale bedding options for your retail store.

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