Innovation usually comes about when someone is frustrated at the status quo. So, when Jolette Walters started to manufacture her bedding, making it easier to get the duvet cover on and off the duvet, she saw she was onto something good.

The Duvibuddy brand was born out of a need to shake up the linen industry. They specifically target the bed connoisseur who loves to fall into bed at the end of a long day.

The 3-way zip feature on the duvet cover is an outstanding new feature in the bedding space. It makes removing the duvet cover easy for washing and even easier to add back—no more standing on the bed to shake the duvet inner to the corners.

The feedback from clients has been overwhelming. Our younger clients love the Duvi, Buddyups, and Zip-id pillows as they are so easy to wash and go. Our older client base is excited about the ease of use, as they don’t have the strength to make a complete bed anymore.

We have had a great response from clients who have physical impediments as well, as the bedding is labeled, so it is simple to assemble, and of course, so easy to put on.

Duvibuddy has a range of hotel and lodge options, where the Duvi replaces the bed throw and blanket, as it is much easier to wash for added hygiene. The BuddyUp pillows are fabulous for storing the pillows and both can be customized for the lodge or hotel colours.

Jolette’s favourite products in the Duvibuddy range are the pillows and the extra width of the duvets. The pillows come with colour-coded zips, so you know whose pillow is whose, and with added filling, so you can add or remove filling to your pillow thickness preference.

The best is, when your pillow gets too flat for your liking, instead of replacing your pillow, you just add some filling to get back to your desired thickness.

The range of bedding also comes in extra length, extra depth, Comfort King, and Emperor King sizes. Clients are encouraged to upsize their duvet to remove the fighting over the duvet in winter saga’s that we all land up having!

When you order a duvet inner from Duvibuddy, you get an Autumn/Spring and a Summer duvet inner. The all-season option is ideal as you can add them together for a winter duvet inner. You can also order a Summer Ultra-Light inner for those scorching summer nights.

Duvibuddy is a South African born and bred business and takes pride in local manufacturing, distribution, and sales to the South African consumer for our weather. Creating jobs and opportunities for locals is important for the brand. Ensuring all the products are animal friendly and free from animal products. The cotton board verifies the cotton, and the quality is assured throughout the process. They use Cotton Percale, which is the different way that the threads in the fabric are woven.

The warp and weft in the fabrics are woven so that the threads form a checkerboard pattern. It is done to ensure that the fabric is strong. It means that sheets made from this material are durable, easy to wash, and last longer than brands that blend mostly synthetic fibers into their cotton.

The difference between the two terms is that one refers to the actual material: cotton.

Percale is the style or design of weaving that makes the material strong and breathable. It is not only used as a term for Egyptian cotton. You can find other types of cotton that are woven in the same way. Egyptian cotton is only manufactured from cotton grown along the Nile River. Many brands claim Egyptian cotton, when in fact, it is grown elsewhere in the world.

All of the Duvibuddy linen comes in a 200 or 300 thread count. The 200-thread count is softer to the touch, while the 300-thread count is a crisper feel. So, the customer can decide which one they prefer.

Either way, Duvibuddy ensures they contribute to the overall well-being of animals by eliminating any animal products used in the product, job creation in SA, ease of making a bed, and a luxury product with many distinguishing factors that everyone who sees it absolutely loves.

You can shop their range directly on their website at, or for a product demo, contact them on +27 (0) 72 354 5497 or email