Why the name? Madder Red was was an ancient dyestuff, extracted from the root of the madder plant, growing in many countries around the world. The secret and devilishly complex Oriental dyeing process to obtain the lustrous colour known as Turkey Red was avidly sought by Europeans, from the time before the fall of Ancient Rome. It was finally cracked by the French about 1760, who were able to dye wool, silk and cotton to bright red.
Our 100% cotton Madder Red Duvet Covers are designed with full stripe on the top side of the cover with the stripe running the length of the bed. The Madder Red cotton fabric is heavier in weight to sheeting cloth and is best described as a similar weight to that of cotton drill or canvas. The reverse side of this cover is 100% white cotton percale.
To care for your duvet cover, was in a domestic washing machine on a cool wash setting. Do not use fabric softeners or whiteners, as with any Gorgi products. Hang the cover on the line to dry out of direct sunlight as soon as it has completed it's wash cycle. We do not recommend the use of tumble dryers, line drying is the preferred option.
Pillowcases for this collection are sold separately.
You will also need to order the corresponding oxford pillowcases or standards with a ticking stripe cuff with your order if you are intending on putting these with the cover.
Please note that this duvet cover is made-to-order. Please allow 10-14 working days for cut, make and delivery (we'll manage it sooner if we're able). Proudly 100% NZ designed and manufactured, as with all products carrying the Gorgi name.