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Cold Snap Sees South Islanders Choose Goose Down

Cold Snap Sees South Islanders Switch To Goose Down

The wild winter weather has seen a growing number of South Islanders swap their man made fibre bedding in favour of the guaranteed warmth and comfort of natural products, according to HouseHold Linens.

Christchurch store manager Linda Dixon reports strong sales of merino blankets, goose down inners and the iconic HouseHold Linens goose down shake. She explained: `It’s been very nippy and people have been stocking up on the warmer products. We’ve had several customers who’ve come in and bought new duvets for all their beds because they just can’t keep the cold at bay with artificial hollow fibre and are opting for the warmth of goose down.’

The goose down shake is amongst today’s celebrity must-haves and features at top international hotels and luxury lodges. HouseHold Linens’ founder Avis Nelson said: `The design is based on my Grandma’s goose down shake and it took 18 months to perfect our updated version and while not naming names, it would be fair to say, we’ve had some famous faces go home with it.’

Grandma’s shakes are back in vogue for the same reasons they were popular in the first place: filled with 100 per cent goose down they’re lightweight and promote comfortable sleep.

Avis adds: `The shake fits over the mattress and transforms it. Some people say it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Using a shake can also help reduce energy bills. It provides warmth during the winter months by trapping body heat; and because air is able to circulate through its loft, a shake will also keep you cool in summer.’

Note to Editors

HouseHold Linens and Pan Cottage are New Zealand’s premium cotton brands, sold from eight HouseHold Linens stores in New Zealand and Australia. There’s barely a moment in every day when cotton doesn’t touch our lives, much as it has for generations of families. Its unique qualities and ability to ‘breathe’ has been understood for over 4 millennia weaving itself into the fabric of virtually every society on every continent. And its future is as colourful as its history. There is no limit beyond imagination to the colourful range of patterns, designs, fabrics and weaves that continues to express our love of cotton.

Cotton care tips for best results
Cold machine wash and line dry. Add lavender water to the final rinse rather than using fabric softener. Use half the recommended amount of washing powder. And if you use the drier, choose a cool cycle and dry to 80%.

These brands and products are created and designed exclusively by and for HouseHold Linens;

Pan Cottage - This classic range encompasses top quality bed linen

HouseHold Linens - Changing with the seasons this range is fun and exciting

A.N.D - All the accessories, to add a nice touch to our bed linen


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