Published by Liam Cronin.

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

With winter just around the corner and nights getting mighty cold in the Windy City, I recently decided to buy a brand-new, super-soft, extra-warm, and seriously snuggly comforter. You know the kind I’m talking about—you get under the covers, and it’s as though you’re immediately enveloped in a big, puffy cloud. But I didn’t want a down comforter because of the cruelty inherent in the down industry, including cramped quarters, live-plucking, and eventual slaughter. I was in luck because, as it turns out, buying a down-alternative comforter is as easy as one, two, three! First, I went to the store. Second, I inspected the numerous down-alternative options that were there and (after feeling them all up) settled on my favorite one. Finally, I selected a duvet cover to fit my personal style. And voila! I am so happy with my cozy, guilt-free bedding. My only problem now is making myself get out of bed in the morning!

With tons of cruelty-free bedding options available, there’s no reason not to be a caring consumer and go down-free. And once you’ve purchased the comforter, you can change the duvet cover as frequently as you’d like! Check out some of the options:

Feminine and Floral: Sienna Paisley Duvet Cover & Sham

Totally Manly: Rugged Plaid Down-Alternative Comforter Set

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Gender Neutral (and the shams can be monogrammed, for “his” and “hers” pillows!): Ticking Stripe Duvet Cover + Shams

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Bold and Funky: Magical Thinking Boho-Stripe Duvet Cover

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At One With Nature: Birds and Branches Duvet Cover Set

Cattastic: Black Cat Duvet Cover

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Rest Your Head: Indulgence by Isotonic

Which awesome cruelty-free bedding will be keeping you toasty on winter nights?

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