Down vs. Feather September 22 2014, 0 Comments
One of the most frequent questions we get asked by customers is, "why should I spend this much on a pillow or comforter?" And the answer is simple. You want to be sleeping on, or under, goose down. What most people do not realize, is that if you buy down comforters or pillows elsewhere, you are often getting a product that is only 75% goose down, the remaining 25% being feather filler.
So, does it really matter?
Yes, it does. The feather on a duck or goose is located on their outer covering. These feathers have quills, which often poke out of a pillow or comforter. Feather is less expensive and often best used for euro pillows or decorative pillows because they make them firmer and offers more support. Down on the other hand, is underneath this outer covering, usually on the belly of the bird. Instead of a feather which is heavy, down is light and fluffy, helping the birds insulate themselves.
What exactly is down?
Down is nature's best insulate. It keeps you warm and cozy in the winter, while remaining light and breathable in warmer weather. Our Scandia Home products use only premium down from mature birds that have the best down clusters. As the down expands and fluffs, it creates thousands of tiny warmth pockets which trap air and body heat, keeping you comfortable while remaining lightweight.