Down Education

Down Clusters

Down clusters are the soft, three-dimensional puffs of fluff that form a fine layer under the tougher exterior feathers of a bird. Down acts as a thermal insulator to help keep birds comfortable in any climate.

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Fill Power

Fill power is the amount of space one ounce of down will occupy.  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.

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Fill Weight

Unlike 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 - the warmer, more voluminous, and fluffier your comforter will be.

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Pillows Fill

The fill of a pillow will determine its 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 pillow will also have higher durability, loft, and longevity, as the firmness/ fill increases.

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What about the geese? 

Our down carries the RDS certification (The Responsible Down Standard) and is always ethically and responsibly harvested.

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Our products are sourced, using Oeko Tex Standard 100 certified materials. The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles (all types of clothing, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry cloth items, textile toys and more).
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Dust Mites

All down products have to be in encased in a “down-proof” fabric that is so tightly weaved, it ensures that the down doesn’t come pouring out of it. (Please note you will have some natural “shedding” with any down product).

Due to the fabric having such a tight weave, this also means that it is very difficult for dust mites to pass through the fabric. Besides that, dust mites are not attracted to down and feathers - they are attracted to humid environments and shedding skin of humans & pets. Even though they won’t be attracted to your bedding, you can place your comforters and pillows on medium heat in the dryer every few weeks to take additional precautions.

We do not recommend getting dust mite protective covers because these generally won’t allow the product to breathe - defeating the purpose of our luxurious, moisture-wicking bedding.