Choose from a range of options for your luxurious feather & down pillows. The best down comes from geese from colder climates. This is because it has a higher loft, meaning it insulates better and less is needed to reach a level of warmth. Pillows made from the best down are lighter in weight. Please see a breakdown below of the different pillows in our range;
The Duck Down Surround pillow has a duck feather core with a duck down surround. This makes for a firmer pillow with a soft surface. The inner core is 100% feather, the outer layer is 90% duck down and 10% duck feather.
The Duck Down pillows are 70% duck down with 30% fine feather. The soft cotton cover also has a 233 thread count.
Goose Down Surround pillows have an inner chamber of 100% goose feather. They also feature an outer chamber of 80% goose down and 20% goose feather.
Our White Goose Down pillows contain 80% white goose down and 20% fine feathers. Moreover, the soft cotton cover has a 233 thread count.
Hungarian White Goose Down is from geese with thicker down, making for a lightweight, long lasting pillow. This pillow is 90% down, 10% fine feather, with a fine cotton cover featuring a 280 thread count.
Canadian Snow Goose Down is from the Canadian Snow Geese who live in sub zero temperatures and produce the finest quality down. Very little of this super-soft down is needed to make a lightweight, warm pillow. 100% down – the ultimate choice! The cotton cover is incredibly soft and fine, boasting a 310 thread count.
Top ways to care for your feather or down pillows:
Your feather or down pillows may not last forever, but lasting decades is not out of the question.
- Let them be. Folding them, putting them in a headlock, and using them for pillow fights will impact the longevity of your pillows. You don’t have to baby them but, if you can avoid misusing them, your pillow will reward you with years of consistent support.
- Dry hair is best. If you bathe or shower at night before you go to bed, make sure your hair is dry before putting your head down.
- Use a pillow protector. Pillow protectors or pillowcases help protect your pillows. You can remove them for washing on the weekends, or whenever you strip the bed and wash the sheets.
- Beware of oils. Oils take years to get to the core of your pillows. However, once they do, they destroy the inner lining. Anything you can do to prevent oils from getting to the down filling will prolong the life of your pillow.
- Beware of moisture. Moisture will destroy a pillow in days NOT weeks months or years. Anything you can do to prevent your pillow from trapping moisture will prolong the life of your pillow.
- Humidity. If you live in a humid climate DON’T hang it out outside on a clothes line to “air it out.”
- Feather pillows should not be washed. Feathers are designed by nature to help keep water off a birds back so please don’t wash your feather pillows. Use a pillow protector or pillowcase and wash that. If you must, send the pillow to a professional dry cleaner that has experience of cleaning down bedding.
- Down pillows can be washed. But, you must make sure they are dried properly. Any moisture remaining on any of the down clusters will mold and mildew in less than 24 hours and your pillow will be ruined. So when you think it has finished drying – dry it some more. Think in terms of hours, eg 4 hours on medium heat, and not in terms of 36 – 48 minutes which would be a dryer’s normal cycle time.
We also stock a full range of organic bedding and wool-filled bedding. The full range of duvets & pillows can be found here on our website.