Cool to the touch
Crisp, snappy cotton
Long corner ties
Inverted button design
A little noisy
We purchased the Coyuchi Organic Percale Duvet Cover so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
A duvet’s cover can be the cherry on top of a beautifully comfortable bed, while poor cover design can also make it an annoying wrestling partner every night. The Coyuchi Organic Percale Duvet Cover brings high quality pure organic cotton to the bedroom. The best duvet covers stay securely fastened to the duvet, enhance comfort, and have the durability to withstand regular washing. I wanted to see if Coyuchi’s performance could equal the high price.
I tested the duvet cover over four weeks. I took the cover on and off and washed it every three or four days. I used the cover on a 650-fill power queen duvet insert that had a fluffy loft to it. The duvet cover’s 98-inch x 88-inch size completely contained all the fluff with room to spare.
...the Coyuchi cover didn’t trap heat and felt comfortable against my skin.
Long cotton ties attached to the duvet at each corner, and coconut shell buttons with an inverted closure held it shut. I loved the long corner ties. Not that it’s hard to tie a duvet cover to the duvet, but if the ties are too short, it gets frustrating when tying them. The opening has an inner flap that hides the duvet, so you don’t see it at all once the cover is buttoned.
I was not too fond of the inverted button design. By inverted, the buttons folded underneath a flap and entered the buttonholes from the top rather than underneath. Yes, it hid the buttons, but it made it a little harder to button the cover. It defeats the purpose of having cute coconut shell buttons if they're going to be hidden. Duvet covers don't have many bells and whistles; meanwhile, these coconut shell buttons are a feature worth seeing. Determined to show off these buttons, I buttoned the cover from underneath (opposite of what Coyuchi intended), so they could be on display.
Outside of the ties, buttons, and flap, the major feature to discuss is the fabric. Coyuchi goes to great lengths to create an organic, eco-friendly duvet cover. The percale weave gives the cover a cool crispness. It’s lightweight, and like other percale weaves, it breathes well.
I used this cover on an all-season duvet, and it complemented the duvet beautifully. The 300-thread count cotton has a tight weave that’s almost snappy in its crispness. I’d been using a linen duvet cover. In comparison, the cotton felt light and tightly woven but slightly noisier. It certainly wasn’t noisy enough to wake me up, and I’m a light sleeper. However, if you’re super sensitive to noise, this crisp cotton might not be for you.
I’m also easily overheated at night, but the breathability was fantastic. A duvet cover can’t completely prevent overheating, especially with a 650-fill power duvet. But the Coyuchi cover didn’t trap heat and felt comfortable against my skin. I would describe this cover as cool and smooth but not necessarily soft. Even after several washes, it maintained the initial crisp, snappy feel. Soft—no. Comfortable—yes.
Does the duvet cover stay in place while you sleep?
I have been known to call duvet covers the devil’s blankets. I’ve used models with no corner ties and woken up thinking my own bed has taken me hostage. Overall, the Coyuchi stayed in place well. The ties didn’t come undone and were easy to untie when removing the cover. Duvets tend to shift within the cover, and that happened a little bit. Shaking the duvet realigned the cover enough that it wasn’t too much of an issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Coyuchi duvet cover wash well?
Some kinds of cotton, even high-quality cotton, can pill and get fuzzy after going through the washing machine. That definitely didn’t happen with the Coyuchi. It washed beautifully, looking as good coming out of the machine as it did when it went in. The only difference I noticed pre- and post-wash was the curling of the ties and lots of wrinkles. Neither issue affected performance. I would have liked fewer wrinkles, but it’s 100 percent cotton, so that’s to be expected.
Is this cover worth the price?
The Coyuchi is pricey for a duvet cover, costing more than some duvets. Organic products, especially organic cotton of this quality, typically cost more than average. It's certified organic by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and is Fair Trade-certified, and Made Safe-certified.
GOTS ensures that all textiles in the cover are made of at least 70 percent organic fibers, while the Made Safe certification ensures that no harmful ingredients or chemicals were used. Fair Trade certification ensures that fair and ethical practices were used to grow, harvest, and manufacture the cover from start to finish. Essentially, humans and the planet were not harmed by making this cover. The Coyuchi also arrives in a reusable cotton bag, which I repurposed for storage.
The manufacturer isn’t required to get these certifications. In fact, they have to pay to have their products independently tested. This is an expensive proposition because it’s a thorough testing process. Plus, organic products cost more to produce. These extra steps ensure you’re getting a safe, high-quality product, but it also significantly increases the price.
If human and environmental concerns are high on your list and you want a luxury feel, then the Coyuchi is worth the price.
However, there are non-organic options of similar quality that are far less expensive and organic options of lesser quality that are also less expensive. The question is if the human and eco-safety factors are worth the extra cost to you.
Coyuchi Organic Percale Duvet Cover vs. Brooklinen Classic Duvet Cover
The Brooklinen Classic Duvet Cover is made of 100% cotton, like the Coyuchi. However, it only has one certification, the OEKO-TEX certification for chemical safety, which means it’s safe from harmful chemicals. However, it’s not organic, nor does it have the Fair Trade or Made Safe certifications. This cover also cost half the price of the Coyuchi. Quality-wise, they’re comparable. The Brooklinen also comes in more colors and patterns. If you’re looking to save and do not want to spend extra for all of Coyuchi’s certifications and organic cotton, Brooklinen is a good option.
Get it if you’re willing to pay extra for organic, eco-friendly materials.
The Coyuchi Organic Percale Duvet Cover is a high-quality duvet cover on the scale's pricier end because it's certified organic, fair trade, and humane. It has the stamp of luxury all over it, and although it's not the softest, it offers a crisp, breathable experience that is comfortable.
- Product Name Organic Percale Duvet Cover
- Product Brand Coyuchi
- UPC 803263088385
- Price $238
- Color White, undyed, pewter, laurel
- Sizes Twin, full, queen, king, California king