When talking about sustainable bedding, chances are high you’re not immediately thinking about down. Bedding with fillings of feather and down have become quite a sensitive topic as many people immediately assume that there is animal harm involved. As there are still cases of live plucking and force feeding to produce down fillings, it’s extremely important to be aware of the brand you’re buying from. At The Fine Bedding Company, we do everything in our power to ensure that there is no live plucking, force feeding or any other form of any harm involved in the production of our down duvets.
Is feather and down sustainable?
Feather and down are fully biodegradable because they’re natural materials. So yes, feather and down are sustainable in a way that they do not affect the environment. Besides that, down is extremely long-lasting, which means it has high durability if it’s processed in a good way. Goose down fillings are the best warmth weight you can achieve, they are incredibly soft and for that reason, it’s a popular choice. If sustainability and animal welfare is important to you (and it should be), then it’s important to carefully consider where you buy your feather and down bedding from. Always make sure it’s a brand that guarantees there is no live plucking or force feeding involved. After all, you probably won’t get the best night’s sleep under your new duvet if you know animals have been harmed in the process.
Ethically sourced and Traceability
When looking into feather and down, there are some shocking situations to be discovered. You will come across the by-product of the meat industry, businesses who will breed ducks and feed them over and over again. An important thing to remember is that a feather and down duvet cannot be that cheap. If it is questionably cheap, chances are high it’s made somewhere far away where you are not checking how they are making it. This most likely equals to horrific animal welfare issues.
At The Fine Bedding Company, all of our down has been ethically sourced through the Downpass initiative which ensures there is no animal harm involved in the production process. The initiative guarantees high quality and the certainty that down and feathers used as filling material are ethically sourced and come from tightly controlled and traceable supply chains.. We have been approached by Four Paws, an animal welfare organisation that is determined to stop animal suffering. We were one of the first to show full traceability of our supply chain.
If you’re looking for the best quality, sustainably sourced down we recommend our Gold Hungarian Goose Down Duvet. This duvet has been certified A1 Grade, meaning it is internationally acknowledged as one of the best quality fillings in the world.
Vegan down duvet
Feather and down bedding is arguably the most comfortable and warm bedding you will find, which is why there is such a huge demand for it. However, there are still people who are not comfortable with buying bedding with fillings that come from animals. Therefore, we have developed our 100% Smartfil® microfibre fillings that have been specifically designed to mimic the feeling of down, but without using animal products. If you want the guarantee of absolutely no animals being involved in your bedding, your best fit would be the Vegan Down Duvet. With this duvet, there is no animal by-product in anything, from product to stickers.