For over sixty years, Plumex Cammilleri Industries has produced duvets, quilts and pillows with quality materials.

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Frequently asked questions
Tips for maintenance


Plumex is a cutting-edge company that operates with transparency, offering quality materials.
These are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

How can we recognize the high quality of a duvet?

From the touch: the ideal duvet is soft and light, after compression, it quickly returns to its original volume as it has excellent elasticity, while the lining must be light but with a thick weave, pure cotton and long fibers with numerous weft and warp beats. Even the stitching is characterized by a quality quilt: the use of small needles ensures close and small-diameter holes.

Why is the duvet blanket better?

The duvet is the most comfortable and healthy choice for padding your blanket. First of all, the high thermal power of the material offers performance of 1.76, versus 1.00 of wool and 0.40 of synthetic fibers. Then, the high breathability of this completely natural material allows it to promote proper rest. In fact, during the night, the body expels about 400-600 grams of water in the form of perspiration, which are optimally absorbed by the feather and released in environmental conditions of low humidity. This guarantees an always dry rest and a healthy environment, able to ensure a comfortable rest even for those suffering from rheumatism.

Can the feathers cause allergic reactions?

No, it is not the feather that causes any allergies but the dust that lurks there. Plumex products are guaranteed as hypoallergenic thanks to the Noacar treatment carried out on every fabric, to protect the padding from the penetration of dust.

How do you wash a duvet?

The quilt or duvet can be washed in the washing machine or by hand. Inside the washing machine, you can use a delicate setting, including centrifuge and drying, setting the temperature to a maximum of 30-40 degrees. By hand, you can use lukewarm water and a mild soap, paying attention to the accuracy of rinsing and drying, which must take place indoors or outdoors in a dry environment. Another alternative is dry cleaning.

Is the duvet an environmentally friendly product?

Certainly. Feathers and duvets come from the plumage of ducks and geese, are completely natural, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain oil or other polluting substances.

Does the duvet promote energy savings?

Yes, thanks to the high thermal capacity, under the blanket you will enjoy an optimal climate, even if your environment is a lower temperature.

How long does a duvet last?

A quilted down blanket ensures a long life, thanks to the quality of the materials, the accurate workmanship and the correct maintenance.

Are the fabrics of Plumex duvets made of cotton?

Yes, fabrics with which our duvets are made are 100% cotton; to satisfy all needs, some of these are made of classic cambric cotton with a soft effect, with a less shiny and more natural surface. Alternatively, they are available with an exterior in 100% cotton satin, recommended if you prefer a more glossy effect, more drooping, soft and very smooth to the touch.

What is No-Acar?

The fabrics used to make Plumex down are all certified No-Acar; this is the specific certification that ensures that the weft and the warp that make up the fabric are so tight, as not to allow mites to nest inside, with the head being precisely narrower than the size of these unwelcome guests that can cause various discomforts.

What is feather-tight cotton?

It is the particular type of cotton of which the garment is made; in spite of its softness, in fact, this fabric has been worked so as not to allow the feathers to come out (obviously, if intact).

Is it possible to have quilts made with other patterns that are not rectangular?

The classic quilting of the quilted down-filled products constitutes not only an aesthetic choice, but also a functional one of the product; thanks to the checkered shape, not only are the feathers able to inflate better and therefore to insulate better, but they also avoid being heaped in some areas of the duvet. For these reasons, any company specialized in down products would never make a quilt with a pattern different from the checkered one; different quilts can be made only if the padding of the garment is a ground fiber that does not risk moving inside.

What are the duvet and the feather?

Down is a soft and light material. The filaments, called barbs, start from a central core. This has the ability to create micro-tubes of air that can retain body heat by isolating it from the cold, and thus creating the right microclimate.
The feather is a small and soft feather composed of the stem, called rachis, from which the filaments start.

Filling Power

It is the relationship between the weight and the volume of the duvet. The smaller the tufts are, the more are needed to obtain the desired heat; this is because the bigger the size of the duvet tufts, the more it will be able to create those air chambers that isolate and retain body heat, consequently the higher the FILL POWER will be, the greater the value of the quilt will be.

Il tuo piumino è Green

Carta, cotone, alluminio, plastica: in quanto tempo scompaiono? Il processo di biodegradabilità varia a seconda del materiale e dell’oggetto. I batteri fanno il loro lavoro in tempi diversi. Analizziamo insieme alcuni casi…

Materiale Tempo Medio*
Vegetali/ scarti agricoli 1 mese
Piuma 2 mesi
Fazzoletto Carta 1-3 mesi
Cotone 2-12 mesi
Quotidiano in carta 1-2 anni
Lana 1-3 anni
Gomma da masticare 5 anni
Tessuto Nylon 40 anni
Tessuto Pelle 50 anni
Tessuti Sintetici 500 anni
*Il tempo risulta essere variabile a seconda dei fattori climatici e, nel caso di tessuti per indumenti, dal "peso" dell'indumento (es. canottiera in lana/ cappotto pesante di lana).


Tra tutti i tessuti, il cotone è il più biodegradabile, è naturale ed è ricavato da una pianta. Il cotone può essere compostato e, se il clima è umido e caldo, una t-shirt ad esempio si biodegrada in meno di una settimana.


Le piume, materiale ovviamente 100% naturale, hanno un tempo di degradazione molto basso (basti pensare che è inferiore a quello di un fazzoletto di carta e quasi uguale a quello dei vegetali): non solo, sono anche ricche di azoto, di cui sono composte per circa l’11% il che le rende non solo 100% naturali e degradabili in tempi brevissimi, ma anche altamente riutilizzabili dando vita ad un ottimo concime! È così che piume e piumini si reintegrano nel ciclo biologico vitale della natura dalla quale provengono.

Tips for product

PLUMEX high quality products will give you peace of mind.

Along with the product, here are some useful tips for its perfect maintenance in order to ensure you sleep in comfort for many many years.

Here are some tips for the proper maintenance of your duvet:

  • the upholstery in VERO PIUMINO NATURALE – PLUMEX should never be beaten with a carpet beater, but shaken on a horizontal plane;
  • the elimination of any hair must be done with a soft brush;
  • for products upholstered in real PLUMEX natural duvet, exposure to the sun in a ventilated area will ensure complete elimination of moisture and consequently, maintain the softness of the product; it is good practice to repeat this procedure at the end of each season;
  • to store PADDED products in VERO PIUMINO NATURALE – PLUMEX it is sufficient to wrap it in a cotton bag without mothball or similar items; the provided packaging is perfect for this use;
  • every four or five years, it is advisable to wash and sterilize the quilt to keep its intrinsic characteristics intact;
  • choosing a water wash up to a maximum of 40 ° will allow a natural shrinkage of 5-7% of the warp and 2-3% of the weft;
  • drying of the quilt must take place in a warm and dry environment, both at home and outdoors;
  • the VERO PIUMINO NATURALE – PLUMEX can also be dry cleaned.