Helps to stop allergy symptoms caused by dust mites in your pillow
Sink into this luxurious pillow and enjoy a refreshing night’s sleep, free from dust mite allergy symptoms!
Gloriously soft and lofty, this 50x70cm allergy-friendly pillow has a smooth, high quality cotton cover with white sateen piping. It is a three chamber pillow for optimal cushioning and support.
90% European down and 10% small feathers make up the outer layer and the core is 60% European down and 40% small feathers. Only new Class 1 down and feathers are used to create this luxury pillow. Many people are actually allergic to the natural oils and bacteria found in feather and down fillings that have not been adequately cleaned. The feathers in this pillow are thoroughly sterilised before use, carrying the Downafresh certification. To meet this requirement, the feathers must undergo strict cleansing and testing, including washing and drying at a temperature over 100 degrees C.
The NOMITE certificate guarantees that dust mites cannot pass through the fabric of this product, confirming that this pillow is fit for house dust mite allergy sufferer use.
This luxury down and feather pillow has been found to be safe for people suffering from a wide range of allergies and asthma.
With a filling weight of 650g, this comfortable dust mite proof pillow offers medium support.
Daunasan® and Downafresh® are trademarks of the registered Association of the European Bedfeather and Bedding Industries documenting that the filling material complies with the European standard EN 12935 (“feather and down – hygiene and cleanliness requirements“). Companies using these brands have the down and feathers they process tested at a hygiene laboratory and document the origin and processing of the filling material.
Bedding products marked with the Downafresh brand are filled with feathers and down that were previously washed with water and dried at temperatures of at least 100°C. Hence, bedding products which carry the Downafresh label meet the hygienic requirements laid down in the European standard EN 12935.
Feathers and down are a product of nature. They are produced according to strict statutory provisions and originally do not contain any harmful substances. Their natural properties – they weigh little and keep you comfortably warm without burdening you – make for outstanding heat insulation. They are thus the perfect filling material for bedding products.
By means of a documentary traceability system it is established that the filling material was gathered in conformity with current animal welfare legislation.
During the processing only environment-friendly cleaning agents are applied which preserve the natural properties of the feathers and down. At the end of the product life cycle the filling material can easily be recycled.
The producers who use the Downafresh® label have undertaken to have their products regularly tested by an independent testing laboratory to ensure that they meet the requirements for hygiene and cleanliness.
The NOMITE mark indicates that a product is suitable for house-dust-mite-allergy sufferers because down and feather-filled products offer excellent thermal and climatic conditions for humans (rapid warming up when one is sleeping, rapid decrease in humidity when the bedding is aired), they provide a very poor habitat for house dust mites, which rely on high humidity to live.
The tight weave of the down and feather proof fabric acts as a barrier preventing the mites from passing through and offers, thus, additional protection. So that also those who suffer from house dust allergies or asthma can enjoy the natural comfort afforded by down and feather bedding. This has been demonstrated by scientific research.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
How can you ensure that the textile product you are buying is free from harmful substances and chemical treatments?
If you have allergies or multiple chemical sensitivity, this may be a question you ask yourself frequently. Thankfully, there are a number of independent certifications that can offer you reassurance.
One of these is the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. This is an independent certification, established in 1992. The aim of this certification is to show that a textile product (from bedding to clothing) poses no risk to your health.
When you buy a product with the OEKO-TEX® label, you can be reassured that it is kind to your skin, free from harmful chemical treatments. It is a vigourous testing process which gives you peace of mind, so you can buy textiles with confidence.
The closer a textile product comes to your skin, the stricter the requirements it must fulfil.
The certification goes above and beyond existing legislation, forbidding chemicals which are known to be harmful to health but not officially banned. All in all, the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a great quality seal to look for when you’re shopping for clothing or bed linen, particularly if you have chemical sensitivity or skin allergies.
Wash at 60C. Dry thoroughly in a tumble dryer using three tennis balls or DryerBalls. No dust mites will enter the duvet or pillow. To make sure that there are no dust mites on the surface of the duvet or pillow, wash more regularly than would otherwise be needed.
Fluff your quilt when you make your bed. This keeps it lofty, light and airy. Don’t forget to fluff it from different sides to distribute the filling evenly. Air the quilt and pillow as often as possible but do not leave in direct sunlight. Never vacuum or beat the quilt.