duvet. Monday , December 04th , 2017 - 18:28:39 PM
Though no one knows what city or town this luxury bed linen came from, the duvet probably originated in rural areas of Europe. Although the word is French, many think it originated with the Norse. "Dunn", which, in Norse, means "down", as in from birds, is thought to have been very subtly changed by the many different dialects until it eventually became "duvet". Australians usually call the duvet a "doona", which is actually an IKEA product back in the 60's. Before then, Australians generally called it a continental quilt. As with Americans, Australians tend to clump all luxury bed linens, be they quilts, duvets, or comforters in to a single term, although they are very different.
While most college students will be on the lookout for cheap bedding, it may not be a good idea to scrimp on these essentials. At the same time, you do not need luxury bedding. Choose the one that is of a good quality.
These were initially manufactured for NASA in 1970s, to help the astronauts get relief from the gravitational force they experienced during the takeoff of a spaceship. A typical characteristic of these mattresses is that they take a shape in the way the pressure is applied, and come back to their original form after removal of the pressure. In 1980s, these mattresses were introduced in the market for consumers. These are made from either of the three types of materials, viz., viscoelastic material, latex, or polyurethane.
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