DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE
KNOW YOUR DUCK DOWN FROM YOUR GOOSE DOWN
GOOSE DOWN typically has larger feathers and down clusters than duck down, and therefore boasts higher fill powers. However, a high quality duck down can be better than a low quality goose down.
TRADITIONAL DUCK DOWN is usually lower cost than goose down, and can be mixed with goose down to reduce price. This is legal if correctly labelled, but misleading if your product is marketed as “goose down.”
EIDERDOWN is a type of extremely rare, super-premium duck down. A regulated small percentage can be hand collected from the nests of wild eider ducks, a protected species, without disturbing the eggs or the birds. In fact there are more Lamborghinis made each year than Eider Down Duvets.
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