Glossary

A

Acrylic

Acrylic is a synthetic textile fiber that’s soft to the touch, easy to iron and quick-drying.

B

Bias

A bias is a finish on some quilts, pillows and mattress toppers. This is a strip of fabric that bridges a junction (between the top and the bottom of the duvet, for example).

Bonnet

The bonnet folds under the mattress to fix it in place so that it doesn’t move during the night. We often refer to “bonnet depth”, an important factor in choosing a protective sheet.

Box stitch

This stitch helps to distribute the stuffing and keep it in place thanks to the checkered tiles that prevent the stuffing moving around in the duvet’s envelope.

C

Climarelle®

Climarelle ® is a fiber type used in DODO® products. It is a thermoregulatory fiber containing microcapsules that adapt to regulate temperature and allow the sleeper to benefit from a healthy micro-climate.

Colorfast cotton

This is specially treated so that the color is resistant to wear-and-tear and frequent washing.

Cotton twill

Cotton twill is a cotton weave where threads are crossed, offering increased flexibility and strength.

D

Down

Down refers to the small, light feathers on the belly and underside of birds' wings (specifically ducks or geese). For centuries, down has been used to keep us warm at night thanks to its excellent insular and thermoregulatory qualities. None of our stuffing comes from live animals. Our down and feathers come from duck and geese bred for meat, and we only collect the plumage to make our exceptional stuffing. No animal is harmed in any activity linked to plucking.

E

Easy care

Easy Care is a special treatment for fabric allowing for easy ironing while reducing the need for washing.

Eco-friendly down

This stuffing is a recycled product created to help save the environment. Subjected to intensive washing, spinning, sterilization at 120°C and careful sorting, this refurbished natural material retains all its properties. None of our stuffing comes from live animals. Our down and feathers come from duck and geese bred for meat, and we only collect the plumage to make our exceptional stuffing. No animal is harmed in any activity linked to plucking.

Ergonomic

Referring to pillows, this is when the shape and/or stuffing has been specially designed to meet a specific need, namely to prevent neck pain. Pillows are often composed of memory foam or latex to better adapt to the body.

F

Feathers

These refers to the feathers covering the rest of the body of the bird. Down refers to the small, light feathers found on the belly and under the wings of birds. Unlike down, these feathers are flat and add weight and firmness to the product.

H

Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic refers to any material that minimizes the risk of allergies.

L

Latex

Latex is an elastic material (mostly synthetic).

M

Memory foam

Memory foam, or viscoelastic, is composed of polyurethane. This material “memorizes” pressure points activated by body heat.

Mercerized

Mercerized fabric was created by a process created in 1844 to provide a silky, shiny look.

Microfiber

Microfiber is a synthetic fabric with exceptional softness and quick-drying qualities. It is commonly used in the production of light duvet casings for its moisture-wicking properties.

Modal

Modal is a fiber derived from wood cellulose, a natural raw material. It is soft and very absorbent, maintaining its softness even after frequent washing.

N

Natural cotton fleece

Cotton fleece is a thick, soft cotton fabric with excellent absorption qualities.

New duvet

The new down comes directly from farms, so it’s unused and reaches us with its properties intact. None of our stuffing comes from live animals. Our down and feathers come from duck and geese bred for meat, and we only collect the plumage to make our exceptional stuffing. No animal is harmed in any activity linked to plucking.

O

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is an organically grown fiber created from the filaments around cotton seeds.

P

Percale

This material features high-quality weaving to render a very soft cotton. Weaving is considered percale from a thread count of 78 threads/cm².

PET

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) fiber is a type of polyester used in mass consumption, especially in the manufacture of transparent bottles for beverages. DODO® recycles these bottles to create fiber for some duvets and pillows.

Piping

A piping is a finish on some duvets, pillows and mattress toppers. This narrow band is usually placed between the two parts of a seam and lined with a loop forming a raised finish.

Point de capiton

This type of stitching holds the stuffing in place thanks to several "buttons" throughout the duvet for evenly distributed puffiness.

Polyester

Polyester is a synthetic fiber widely used in textiles thanks to its strength and excellent insular qualities.

Polyurethane

Polyurethane is a plastic known for its tight, elastic nature. It’s widely used for protective bedding for its waterproofing qualities.

Proneem

Proneem is an anti-mite treatment made with natural raw materials, specifically Neem vegetable oil. It is a very powerful anti-parasitic derived from the Neem tropical tree.

Protective sheet

Sometimes waterproof, this sheet protects the mattress thanks to an elastic allowing it to slide under the mattress and stay in place.

S

Sanforized

Sanforized or pre-shrunk fabric was treated by a chemical process created in 1930 to limit shrinkage.

Sateen

This is a cotton weave of superior quality created with finer threads for a soft, silky appearance. The weaving is considered as sateen starting at a thread count of 82 threads/cm².

Silicone hollow fibers

Hollow fibers are filled with air, which makes for improved insulation. The silicone coating allows for better movement in the envelope, resulting in increased puffiness and increased longevity.

Spandex

This synthetic fiber is elastic in nature.

Stitching

Stitching on a quilt or mattress topper is an important finish since it keeps the stuffing in place and distributes it evenly for optimal comfort.

Synthetic fibers

Unlike down, synthetic fibers are produced from synthetic raw materials like polyester, which can be modified to suit a variety of needs and preferences.

T

Terrycloth

This is a cotton weave typically used for bath linen and protective bedding. The threads are woven in the form of small loops that allow for maximum absorption.

Thermoregulation

Thermoregulation refers to the automatic adjustment of body or other temperature to maintain a consistent level.

Traditional cotton

Traditional cotton is a comfortable and solid material with a weave of 57 threads/cm², commonly used for bed linen.

V

Viscoelastic

A viscoelastic material features viscose and elastic characteristics. In pillows, this means that the fiber will adapt to the shape of the sleeper's head and then bounce back to its original form after use. This term is often used to describe shape-memory foam.

Viscose

Viscose is a synthetic material that resembles cotton and silk.


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