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Summer Duvets: The Ultimate Guide

Updated: Jun 28

How to choose the perfect duvet for summer

How to Choose the Perfect Summer Duvet for You

(and Everyone in Your Family)

Join our Lossen, our Creative Director, and Jo-Anne, our Director of Fabulous Duvets, Pillows, and Protectors, for a Q&A in our Showroom, and learn more about how to choose the perfect summer duvet for you and everyone in your family.

We look forward to summer's arrival all year long—longer days, warmer temperatures, and more time outside exploring and relaxing. Let's make sure you are fully rested and refreshed every morning to take advantage of every day this season.

During hot nights, even if you love your winter St Genève down duvet you will need to switch to lighter-weight down duvet.

Summer Weight

  • 75% the weight of our Classic duvets—the perfect weight for those warm summer months

  • All of our Premium and Signature down duvets as well as our Silk and Piatra wool duvets are available in Summer weight

Ultralight Weight

  • 50% the weight of our Classic duvets— a whisper of down, gives you the most incredibly soft coverage and a perfect barely-there feeling; ideal for even warmer nights and warmer sleepers

  • Ultralight is available in our Premium James Bay and Embassy duvets, as well as our Signature Salzburg, Ziegler, and Lajord duvets

Duvet sizes, winter, summer and silk

Silk Duvet

  • Our Silk duvets are an amazing alternative to down for the warmest summer months.

  • Filled with hand-layered Wild Tussah Silk, they help you stay cool by naturally regulating your body temperature

  • Our premium silk fill and lyocell covers are incredibly breathable—lyocell is known to naturally wick moisture away from the body.  Keeping you comfortable all night long

Piatra Duvet

  • Wool is one of the best hot sleeping solutions. Wool regulates your body temperature and helps to keep you in the “thermal comfort zone” longer. The moisture control properties of wool help to wick away moisture and ensure a dry, restful sleep environment.

  • The Piatra duvet is filled with the finest 100% pure Merino wool from Europe and covered with German 100% cotton ticking to give you a restful night’s sleep. It has an incredibly soft and lightweight feel, that will drape perfectly over your body.

Customize with Euro Twins

Just because you share a bed, it doesn't mean you have to share a duvet. Sleep undisturbed by your partner’s nocturnal movements or activities. Create your biodome: Everyone can choose their optimal warmth (fill) level!

Customize your down and duvet with our Euro Twin sizedesigned so that two Euro Twins fit perfectly on a queen or king bed.

You choose Summer weight, they choose Ultralight—you're both (almost) guaranteed to have a better sleep.

Queen bed with Euro Twin set up

Plus, you can customize your duvet covers depending on the texture and feel that suits each of you best:

  • Crisp and cool 100% pure cotton percale, like Venice (in 100% Italian long-staple cotton); Nico Organic (100% organic German long-staple cotton), or the ultralight Sussurro (100% Italian cotton)

  • Natural and breathable 100% Italian linen, like our Nicola, Colette, or the lighter-weight Lucia.

  • Our signature Capri is soft & silky, 100% Italian extra-long-staple cotton sateen. You can choose from our 90-colour selection available!

Bonus: Euro Twin is the perfect, packable travel-size duvet.

Please note: all of our Premium and Signature duvets are available in the Euro Twin size except the Söving and Silk duvets.

Top it Off With a Coverlet

Designer tip: Designer tip: Create a fresh, simple, and unified look by topping off the Euro Twins on your queen or king bed with the perfect Patrizia blanket or Rochelle coverlet, 100% cotton, made in Portugal for St Genève.

In summary, if you feel hot when sleeping many St Genève bedding choices will ensure you get the best sleep possible. Lastly, our duvets are all made of natural fibres – down, silk or wool. Nothing can match nature for breathability, comfort, temperature regulation, and well – being nature friendly.

Summer Storage Tips

Now that you've found the perfect summer duvet(s) for you and everyone in the family, take the time to carefully pack up your Classic or Winter weight for the season.

Woman putting away duvet inside closet

  • Fold and store it in the St Genève bag you received when you purchased your duvet. If you no longer have the bag, wrap it in a clean sheet—a great alternative.

  • Avoid storing in plastic to prevent the risk of capturing or creating moisture in the bag.

  • Avoid vacuum packing your duvet, which can crush and damage the down clusters.


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