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On a mission to make the world cleaner and “comfier”, the Buffy bedding company designed an innovative comforter that is plant-based, cruelty-free, and cloud-like. Read on to learn more about the direct-to-consumer startup and find out how their cooling comforter is trying to revolutionize the comforter industry.
Buffy was founded by CEO LEO Wang, a second-generation bedding maker from a family of goose and down duvet designers. Seeking to give the textile industry an eco-friendly makeover, Wang launched the company with a tight crew of less than 20 employees in December 2017.
With more than 50 years of industry experience, Wang knew traditional textile production is wasteful and toxic to the environment. Wang and his designers experimented with creative materials, construction techniques, and fabric technologies to create a comforter that is both cozy and kind to the environment. The resulting product was a 300-count, down-alternative cover produced without animal cruelty or excessive water waste. Faithful to the customer feedback they received during the design and testing phases, Buffy manufacturers engineered the comforter to feel like “sleeping on a cloud”.
While sheets and pillows are frequently replaced every couple of years, a quality, well-cared for comforter can last 10 years or more. That’s why it’s especially important to select the right comforter for your unique needs and preferences, lifestyle, bed size, and budget. To help you determined whether the Buffy is the right fit, we’ve created a buying guide that covers Buffy’s materials, construction, cleaning, and more.
Among the most compelling characteristics of the Buffy comforter is its eco-conscious, animal cruelty-free construction. The comforter is crafted completely from plant-based and reclaimed materials.
The outer layer of the Buffy comforter is made from lyocell, a natural fabric crafted from eucalyptus wood pulp from Austria. Eucalyptus fiber is hailed for being naturally soft, soothing, and anti-inflammatory. The durable, plant-based fabric resists microbes and pathogens like mold, mildew, dust mites.
Inside the Buffy, you’ll find an equally environmentally friendly fill. Every Buffy is spun from around 50 reclaimed BPA- and phthalate-free PET plastic bottles. Buffy’s fill is air-blown and layered to mimic the soft, fluffy feel of a cloud.
The 100-percent recycled polyester is kinder to the environment than traditional polyester, which is sourced from new petroleum. Buffy’s sustainable fill manufacturing process has helped keep 2,500,000 plastic bottles out of landfills.
The Buffy relies on the innovative 3.75 Technology used by the U.S. Army and Adidas. Imbedded in the comforter are millions of natural, microscopic minerals that work to regulate body temperature, keeping sleepers cool when it’s hot and warming them up on chilly nights.
The Buffy comforter comes in three different sizes to accommodate most mattress designs. See Buffy sizes and pricing below.
|Twin/ Twin XL||$120|
|King/ Cal King||$190|
Due to its eco-friendly construction, the Buffy resists mold, mildew, dust mites, and the other microbes and pathogens that can damage conventional bedding. Spot cleaning and occasional dry cleaning is recommended. The Buffy comforter should only be machine-washed in larger, industrial washing machines like those found in hotels — do not wash the comforter in traditional household washing machines. To prevent staining and other damage, a duvet cover is suggested. With occasional dry cleaning, the comforter may last more than 25 years.
The Buffy comforter is not backed by a warranty. However, the company encourages customers to contact customer service if the blanket arrives defective or becomes damaged due to reasons beyond customer mistreatment or misuse.
The Buffy also includes a 30-night trial period. At the end of the trial period, customers may return the blanket for a free refund. Returned comforters are typically donated to local shelters.
Buffy provides free UPS ground shipping on orders within the contiguous U.S. Ground shipping orders should arrive within four to seven business days. Expedited, two-day delivery within the contiguous U.S. is available for $49.
The company ships comforters to Canada upon request. To request a Canada delivery, you are advised to contact Buffy customer service. The company does not currently ship to international locations outside of Canada.