70% Duck Feather and 30% Down
This beautiful quality pillow is a perfect blend of 70% white duck feather and 30% European new white duck down and provides a slightly firmer support than a down pillow. These pillows are great on their own but also provide great layering option when making your bed look warm and inviting.
Dust Mite Proof
The feather proof cotton percale case is breathable but tightly woven to give you quality dust mite proof bedding which will help stop the wheezing and sneezing caused by dust mites in your pillow. Dust mites may be found on the surface of the pillow. The pillow may be sprayed with Homecleanse to kill any dust mites and denature other allergens. Wash by hand or machine wash with minimum amount of powder and no fabric conditioner.
Oeko-Tex standard 100 certified case and filling
Both the filling and the case are Oeko-Tex standard 100 certified – free from harmful chemicals. They also carry the NOMITE and Downafresh certification which makes them a very popular choice.
Reduced packaging for the environment
New to us and a great addition to our range are these reduced packaging pillows, packed only in a plastic bag, helping to reduce waste.
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.
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.
Just because you have dust mite allergy you needn’t sacrifice the comfort and durability of down and feather bedding.
In fact, the conditions created by down and feather bedding are not conducive to dust mite survival and reproduction. This makes them an ideal choice for people with house dust mite allergy.
NOMITE certified bedding also has an extremely tightly woven fabric cover, creating a physical barrier between you and the dust mite. This can help to relieve allergy symptoms associated with exposure to house dust mites and their faeces.
PROFESSIONAL LAUNDERING (Not Dry Cleaning) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
If your washing machine cannot accommodate your duvet / pillow with enough space to ensure that items are rinsed sufficiently, we recommend professional laundering (not dry cleaning).
Washing smaller duvets and pillows:
Machine wash at 40oC on a gentle cycle using a small amount of mild detergent. Do not use fabric conditioner, bleaching agents or optical whiteners. These agents will damage or coat the down clusters and fibres and reduce their insulating and loft properties.
Tumble dry on low to medium heat using two dryer balls or tennis balls. Tumble dry for short periods of time; take out, shake, repeat. Continue until you are sure the item is completely dry. Do not air dry as moisture can be retained deep inside the duvets and pillows which can lead to mustiness.
DO NOT LEAVE DUVET OR PILLOW WET OR DAMP
No ironing, no mangling or hot pressing and no chemical additives.