{Win} Italian Linen from PIUMINI DANESI® pooq dene®


A while ago, I was contacted by Piumini Danesi, an Italian based linen and duvet company, who were looking to expand into the South African market, with their beautiful and top quality linen and down duvet range. I was initially skeptical because traditionally, down for duvets and pillows is obtained through the horrendous process of “live plucking” and really, I can’t have peace of mind sleeping on a pillow or under a duvet when I know such cruelty has gone into giving me such comfort.

After I voiced my concerns to Piumini Danesi, they patiently took me through their process, even after I grilled them on the geese being used for the Foie Gras industry because that is a whole other level of cruelty that I can’t align myself with either. The factory they use is an active member of EDFA which strictly forbids “the plucking of live geese”

Goose Down Cluster

The company was founded in 1975 and from the very beginning the company chose the lightest weight goose down duvets, which were better suited to the Italian climate. This was a time when many Italians started to travel extensively around Europe. They came across the comfort and convenience of  duvets in their hotel beds abroad. So the company had the opportunity to fill a small niche in the existing bedding market in Italy.  We chose the best quality, most highly prized filling, –goose down.

Their duvets promise Lightness, Volume, Compressibility, Elasticity, Softness, Insulation, Transpiration and Durability: no other natural fibre offers as many qualities as goose down and I think they live up to this promise. They sent me a 3/4 duvet for Hannah’s bed and aside from the luxurious fabric encasing the duvet, I can honestly say, it is, well…. light as a feather but warm too.

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They have various duvets on offer, depending on the season and average temperature of a room, I reckon Hannah is going to be as snug as a bug under her lovely, light duvet this coming winter! There is also a helpful chart available on their site to help you chose the perfect duvet for your room. I also love that their duvets are delivered in beautiful, soft cotton storage bags so that the duvet can be packed away during our scorching summer months in a breathable storage bag and not one of those horrid, hard plastic bags that so many duvets are stored in, the ones that always tear and that you can never quite get the duvet to fit back into after use!


Aside from duvets and pillows, Piumini Danesi also have a beautiful range of linens. ‘Made in Italy’.  Synonymous with comfort, elegance and a perfect finish, their exclusive bedding collection; duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases; are designed and made with passion with the highest quality fabrics: yarn-dyed cotton, printed cotton, satin and jacquard. The colours and the printing reflect current trends and where ever possible they choose the most eco-friendly materials possible.  Each duvet cover is a unique piece of craftsmanship individually made in small cottage industries run by Italian families. This means that every duvet cover is unique with its own personality and quality guaranteed by Piumini Danesi ® pooq dene ®.

Their baby range is also beautiful too, with a wide selection of delightful cotton duvet covers and some of the most luxurious baby sleeping bags around.

Best of all, Piumini Danesi have a special offer for all readers of the Blessed Barrenness, head over to their website to claim your 10% discount and free shipping of all orders over 100 Euro.

Blessed Barrenness Promo

Sadly, with the current volatility of the rand and our exchange rate in a free fall, this does make Piumini Danesi a premium product that not all South Africans will be able to afford. However, I did do a price comparison locally and Piumini Danesi is competitively priced when taking into account their stance on anti-cruelty and quality.

I also have a Happy Games kid/baby duvet set to give away to one lucky reader valued at 109 Euro, at the current exchange rate, that’s R1900!

Happy Games Duvet Set

Remember entry is open to South African residents only. Only entries vetted via Rafflecopter will be eligible for the draw. Competition will close on Sunday, 24th January.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



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  • Reply Carolyn Augustus

    I would buy the Optical Duvet set

    January 18, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Debs

    No ways those baby sleeping bags look amazing!!!

    January 18, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    Being of Scottish descent, I would choose the beautiful Druid Blue Sky Duvet.

    January 18, 2016 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Lovely giveaway, and who doesn’t love gorgeous linen?! I would defiantely buy the Lloyd Duvet set. Holding thumbs.

    January 18, 2016 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Karabo Nkoenyane

    The sleeping bags look amazing and comfortable!!!

    January 18, 2016 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Helen Humphris Joughin

    I would buy the cot duvet.

    January 18, 2016 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Sula

    These look lovely, as I don’t have a baby in the house I won’t enter

    January 18, 2016 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Sharleen

    So many nice things. I think I may choose a cot duvet…granny to be

    January 18, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Jess

    Druid Blue Sky Duvet stunning!

    January 18, 2016 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Taryn Botha

    How comfy do those duvets look? Good linen is so worthwhile.

    January 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    gosh hard choice on which duvet se I would get – love the teen rose for my LO’s “Big girl” bed I am buying! the baba sleeping bags are amazing!!!

    January 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    The Sus White one looks quite pretty 🙂

    January 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum

    I love the Lloyd Duvet covers…

    January 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Mandy

    Blue Moons is too cute

    January 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply LiezelTee

    Would love a cot duvet…. pregnant fairy!

    January 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply amyphoebe

    Moving my Toddler into ‘Big Girl’ bed and the ladybird duvet cover is just the sweetest! As for mom & Dad, I would say the Classic Duvet White – Special Edition is tops!

    January 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Karen at MomAgain@40

    The Lightweight D’OC Duvet

    January 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    It would be the Ladybird or the Green Bubbles both super cute

    January 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Yolande Murphy

    Too much to choose from! <3

    January 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Hettie

    White rose is my fav

    January 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Jadie Jones

    I would buy the bi-comfort duvet because hubby and I are always disagreeing about how hot or cold it is. Great idea!

    January 18, 2016 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Lovely looking products. I actually need new bedding, haven’t brought in years!

    January 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Olivia Williams

    The Classic Duvet White – Special Edition

    Filling: Only soft volumi

    January 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply rehana seedat

    I would buy the Optical Duvet set

    January 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply TonyD

    Love the Grey Stripe. So Elegant

    January 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply HlelileB

    Their baby range is also beautiful. such comfort for my baby oh wow.. would love to win..

    January 19, 2016 at 8:09 am
  • Reply nunu5

    Definitely the Bi comfort duvet (someone has finally realized men run hotter than women 🙂 ) covered in the Lloyd duvet cover fitting well in my purple bedroom.

    January 19, 2016 at 10:39 am
  • Reply cirstenvandenheuvel

    Love Banny Light Blue duvet

    January 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Shani

    This is beautiful! Looks so cosy and luxorious!

    January 20, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Andrea Liss

    Junior duvet cover: Sus White

    January 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply fats786

    Wow love them all… my choice Optical Duvet Set

    January 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Terence

    Classic Duvet

    January 21, 2016 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Bongiwe Mavimbela

    The lady bird duvet is just too stunning its an absolute beauty

    January 22, 2016 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Rachel Goldstuck

    I would get the Elisir Beige one

    January 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Esda

    Grey stripe

    January 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Bertha

    Optical set

    January 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply BethN

    love Blue Moons

    January 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm
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