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How to Choose the Best Australian Made Quilt

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Everyone wants to make the most of their sleep. A high-quality, Australian made quilt will provide you with the comfort you need to sleep like a baby, every time. At Bambi, we take great pride in creating bedding products of the highest quality.

When it comes to what you need for a great night’s sleep, not everyone is necessarily the same. We offer a range of different bedding products made with different fabrics and materials so that you can choose the one that best suits your specific needs.

Choosing the right fabric is crucial. Although it all boils down to personal preference, weather and certain sleeping habits to help determine what’ll work best for you. We have put together a list of the different fabric, materials and things to consider when choosing the best Australian made quilts.

Loft Types – Your Choice

There are many types of sleepers all around the world, so finding a fabric that’s right for you is important. The thickness of the quilt itself also needs to be considered. Thicker quilts will keep you warm during the winter, while thinner quilts will retain less heat during the hot summer months.

Quilts with a nice soft shell or cover will give you a nice drape over your body while you’re laying in the bed. So you can either lay there under a tent, or have something nice and soft draping over the contours of your body.

Thickness, also referred to as lofting, is measured using GSM (Grams per Square Metre). Bambi quilts come in a variety of loft types to ensure maximum comfort  throughout the year:

  • Whisper loft: At 200 GSM, these quilts are quite thin, ideal for use at high temperatures. This product is ideal for the mid-summer months when it’s extremely hot!
  • Light loft: A light loft built at 300 GSM.
  • High loft: High loft quilts (430 GSM) are thick, making them ideal for use during the cold winter months.
  • Super loft: At 500 GSM, these are the thickest and heaviest quilts available in our range. They will keep you warm even under the harshest of weather conditions.
  • All Seasons: Versatile two in one quilt package that comes with a light (300 GSM) and a high (430 GSM) loft quilt. The two quilts are detachable, so you can use one in the summer or both during winter. You actually have 3 quilts in one, 1 for summer 300g , 1 all-rounder 430g, 1 for cold frogs in winter.

Rolled quilt on bed

Wool

Wool is a well-known natural filling that’s been used to create bedding products for millennia. Its power lies in its ability to regulate body temperature; keeping us warm during the winter months and cool during the scorching summer heat.

As a fabric, wool is extremely durable, as well as naturally sustainable. It’s resilient, long-wearing and fire resistant. It’s also extremely soft and comfortable and can’t be compared to the artificial feel associated with synthetic fabrics.

With excellent insulation qualities, woolen quilts provide warmth without adding unnecessary weight. Due to the fibre’s electrostatic properties, wool doesn’t attract dust and is easy to clean. You can easily vacuum, shake or dry-clean Bambi quilts using the ‘P’ method.

Bambi Wool quilts naturally hypo-allergenic, making them ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers. The wool surface is hydrophobic (repellent to water droplets), while the inside wood fibres are hydrophilic (allowing water to pass through in both direction).

The Best Australian Made Wool Quilt

Bambi’s Superior Australian Wool Quilt is a prime example of a wool quilt done right. Made with the highest quality ‘downs’ wool, this quilt is available in five different sizes and comes with a 7-year warranty. The added versatility of two quilts that can be used either separately or together, makes for a perfect all-season quilt. The Superior Australian Wool Quilt also carries the Woolmark Gold label. As one of the world’s best-known textile quality fibre brands, The Woolmark Company accredits the Gold label only to high-quality wool products that meet the highest and strictest of international standards. At Bambi we ethically source our wool from Australian farms!

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The Best Winter Aussie Wool Quilt

If you’re looking for a luxury wool quilt to keep you warm through the cold winter months, Bambi has exactly what you need. The Moodmaker Australian Wool Quilt is a premium choice of bedding made from quality Australian downs sheep wool.

The Moodmaker Australian Wool Quilt also carries the prestigious Woolmark Gold label, the highest accreditation from the Woolmark Company. It’s available in five different sizes.

Crafted with love and care, this luxurious quilt will stand the test of time and keep you warm for many winters to come. The 10-year warranty is a testament to the top-quality materials used to make one of Australia’s best winter Aussie wool quilts.

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Cotton

As a fabric, cotton is naturally soft and lightweight. It’s ideally used in warmer temperatures as it easily draws heat and moisture away from the body. If you’re a hot sleeper, you could benefit greatly from a high-quality, breathable cotton quilt.

The Best Australian Made Cotton Quilt

The Avoca Cotton Quilt is made from 100% Australian cotton. It’s extremely soft to touch and naturally breathable, providing warm sleepers with some much-needed relief during the hot summer months. It comes in five different sizes and a 5-year hassle-free guarantee.

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Alpaca

Alpaca wool is another natural fibre that is used to create some of the world’s most luxurious and high-quality bedding products. Alpacas are wonderful, eco-friendly animals that originate from the Altiplano in Peru.

The hollow long fibres found in products made with Alpaca wool offer durability and elasticity. Alpaca itself is naturally soft to touch, making for some of the softest and most comfortable quilts and pillows in the bedding industry.

The Best Australian Made Alpaca Quilt

When it comes to luxury and comfort, the Moodmaker Superior Alpaca Quilt by Bambi easily comes out on top. Made from the finest Australian Alpaca fleece, this premium quilt comes in five different sizes, all with a 5-year guarantee. It features a beautiful and intricate diamond stitching pattern on the inside, which ensures the fibres stay firmly in place.

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family of 4 on a double bed

Tencel

Chances are, you’ve already heard of Tencel. This revolutionary, new-age fabric is made from the broken down wood pulp of the Eucalyptus tree. The reason why Tencel has become so popular as of late is simple. Lyocell is one of the most environmentally friendly fibres available to us. The fabric is made up of 99% of raw wood pulp, minimising waste and contributing to a better environment for all.

But that’s not all. Tencel is made from small fibres, giving it a silk-like quality and making it exceptionally soft to touch. Tencel is also breathable and absorbs more moisture than cotton. And as if that wasn’t enough, the small fibres used to make lyocell, provide Tencel products with amazing sweat-wicking properties.

Here’s a full list of Tencel’s amazing properties:

  • Naturally anti-bacterial.
  • Provides excellent moisture absorption.
  • Naturally anti-allergic.
  • Gentle to the skin.
  • Lightweight and breathable.
  • Luxurious to the touch.
  • Eco-friendly and biodegradable.
  • Durable and easy care.
  • Dry, cool and smooth.
  • Environmentally sustainable.

Bambi Tencel label on quilt

The Best Eco-Friendly Quilt

The Bambi Tencel Ecorenew Quilt is a comfortable, top-quality quilt made with the new-age Tencel lyocell fabric. It’s lightweight, soft to touch and gentle on the planet. It Comes in five different sizes and has a 5-year hassle-free guarantee.

It’s hypoallergenic and offers excellent moisture absorption, making it an ideal choice for hot sleepers as well as asthma, and allergy sufferers. It carries the Sensitive Choice seal of approval, meaning it’s been rigorously tested and approved by the National Asthma Council.

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Bambi supports Australian Farmers by ethically sourcing materials directly from them. Our goal is to provide our customers with bedding products of the highest quality, always handling procedures with an environmentally-friendly approach. Here is how Bambi’s top-quality Australian Quilts are made:

No matter what fabric or loft type you decide to go with, rest assured that the quilt you pick will keep you warm and comfortable for many years to come.

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