"About Down&Feather ? "
Down is the undercoating of duckling and geese. A single unit of down is referred to as a ’cluster’.
Where feathers are flat with a quill, and two-dimensional, a down cluster is round, three
dimensional and resembles a dandelion pod. The shape of the cluster gives it loft -so it holds and traps air, keeping you warm.
What is Duck or Goose ?
Duck and goose are the species of down. The insulating properties are of equal value, however,
the duck down cluster is slightly smaller than that of the goose down cluster. To compensate for
this differential, higher fill ounces are offered to offset the disparity.
Sunflower Hometex down fills are cleaned using Modern techniques process, making the fill pure
What is Insulation ?
Down warms without weight due to the fact that each down cluster traps more air for its weight
than any synthetic fiber. Every ounce of down has millions of filaments that interlock and form a
protective layer filled with air. Trapping the air keeps you warm, and the cold out.
Natural down provides three times the warmth per ounce versus synthetic fibers. A synthetic fiber
will clump-up, creating cold spots. Down remains evenly distributed, and can be fluffed to remain loft. Due to
it’s natural properties, down breathes and wicks moisture away from the body, keeping you
warmer and providing restful sleep. What is Comforter Construction?
Advanced construction methods are used in manufacturing our comforter shells. The quilted
patterns used keep the fill evenly distributed and improve insulation. The "baffle wall" construction
uses an inner wall of fabric joining the top and bottom layers of fabric which lets the down loft to
achieve its maximum capacity.
Boxstitch and baffled boxstitch designs continue to be the most popular constructions.
How to Care for Natural Fill Products ?
Protect your bedding from direct sunlight, which may cause the fabric covering to fade. DOWN, INC
recommends that you Dry Clean your down products professionally.
Shake your down products every day to revitalize and re-fluff.
For storage, cover and store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.