Down Education

 

 How does Hypodown help the Monarch habitat?

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Fill Power

Down clusters are the soft, three dimensional puff of fluff under feathers that keep birds comfortable, no matter the climate. Fill power is the amount of space one ounce of down will occupy.  Down clusters are various sizes; some are large and fluffy while others are smaller.  In the photo above, you will see the same amount of ounces of down placed in each cylinder. As the fill power goes up, the down cluster becomes larger; taking up more space or volume.  Therefore your fluffiness, durability, and warmth also improve.

Fill Weight

Comforters

Fill weight is different than fill power.  Fill weight has to do with how many ounces of down go into the product itself.  The higher the number of ounces of down put into a comforter, for example, the warmer and more voluminous it will be.  Keep in mind; the higher the ounces, the warmer and fluffier your comforter will be.

Pillows

Fill weight in pillows will determine firmness (soft, medium, firm, and extra firm). The higher the number of ounces of down put into a pillow, the firmer and fluffier it will be.  The higher the fill power, the more durability, loft, and longevity of the pillow.

What about the geese?

Our products are always ethically and responsibly harvested.

Our down is gathered from mature geese after they have been made into a bi-product (they are never live-plucked). We are 100% cruelty-free and, because our products come from a natural source, we want it to stay that way!