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Down & Feather 2017-06-05T13:24:22+00:00

What are the benefits of down?


Warmth

Of all insulations, down will give you the greatest warmth for the least weight. Each ounce of high quality down has about 2 million fluffy filaments that interlock and overlap to form a protective layer of still air that keeps warmth in and cold out.

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Durability

When cared for properly (washed regularly and stored open in a cool, dry place), down will maintain its loft and insulation for a lifetime.

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Comfort

The many individual plumules of down allow it to mold to your body. Its high warmth to low weight ratio makes it easy to wear or sleep under, and its ability to wick away moisture and to breathe avoids the clamminess issues that are sometimes felt with synthetics.

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Sustainability

Down is the by-product of a renewable resource, it is biodegradable and recyclable, it will last for decades, and it allows you to lower your thermostat.

Supply Chains

Map of main down supply regions

 

Statistics

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90%

of the down and feathers used globally is produced in Asia

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60%

of the down and feathers is from ducks

Less than 10%

of the value of the bird is from down and feathers

Factoids

Factoids #1

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Down comes from the regions where ducks and geese are popular for eating

Factoids #2

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Collector based farms are mostly in Eastern Europe

Factoids #3

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The main users of down are North America and Europe

 

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