Goose-Down 100% Pure Pillow & Duvet Inner
Our Goose-Down Pillows are all made in South Africa
Goose Down Pillows, glorious to sleep on
We offer a wide variety of pillows either filled with down or a mixture of down and feathers. We highly recommend the mixture down and feather pillows as the feathers, due to their structure, are strong and able to support the weight of your head. Those who prefer a very soft pillow would find what they are looking for from our down pillow collection. We do make King Size , Continentals and Bolsters. Please email us for prices .
PLEASE NOTE: We only pluck when our geese are moulting so there can sometimes be a delay in dispatching your duvet to you. Can be up to 4 weeks sometimes..
The majority of down products available today are mass-produced. Feathers are processed or refined to imitate the softness of pure down. During this process, the hard quill shaft is damaged which in turn causes it to lose its fine strands. Over time the refined feathers disintegrate completely into a dusty mess. These processed feathers, known as Q16, are used to stuff pillows. Initially these pillows are very soft but unfortunately very soon lose its bulkiness, becoming flat and lumpy, unable to respond to the usual fluffing of the pillows.
Adding a certain percentage of pure unprocessed down to the Q16 filling mentioned above, you come to a quality referred to as Qulon. This is used to stuff duvets. Similar to the pillows, these products are initially satisfactory but over a short period of time the filling eventually starts to mat and lump together, leaving empty spaces and cold spots. Gradually, it will disintegrate until only dust remains. The fabric used to manufacture the casings of both pillows and duvets isn’t dust proof, therefore unhealthy conditions are created especially when one is struggling with sinus- or allergy problems. Imagine sleeping with your nose buried in dust!
The goose down and -feathers which we use, remain undamaged and in its natural state over a period of time that might even outlive you. Our cleaning process ensures that the filling is thoroughly washed – removing all dust and dirt. In addition, it’s sterilized and treated with an SABS-approved anti-allergic agent before filling the products.[content_band style=”color: #333333;” bg_color=”#85D0E0;” border=”all” inner_container=”true”] [custom_headline style=”margin-top: 0;” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h3″]We care about animals[/custom_headline]
No animals are not killed to make your duvet!
When you buy a leather wallet or a pair of leather shoes, the hide to make them comes from an animal that has been killed. It’s some consolation to those who love animals, perhaps, that a cow yields lots of usable meat to feed humans and other animals alike.
Purchasing an alligator-skin handbag means that an alligator was killed to create the accessory item. The meat from the alligator may or may not have been used.
While there are plenty of people who enjoy eating goose as a main dish, birds aren’t harmed to make high-quality goose down products. The best manufacturers use down only from free-range animals and harvest by hand.
The birds don’t have to be killed for down to be harvested. Instead, well-trained workers with talented hands and a great deal of experience gather top quality, large clusters of down and feathers by hand from free-range animals. They make sure to wait until the birds have reached their full size, meaning that the clusters of down have reached their greatest potential. That makes for better insulation in your duvets, pillows and sleeping bags.
You see, big clusters from mature birds hold pockets of air better than smaller clusters. In addition, the best makers don’t over-process the down once it’s harvested. Instead, it’s carefully washed, dried and used quickly.
Smaller clusters of down that come from immature geese or smaller birds, including ducks, don’t make good down products because they hold less air, compress easily and must be processed harshly to be usable.[/content_band]