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How to Choose: Down vs Feather

How to Choose: Down vs Feather

When choosing between Down and Feather products, the decision can be overwhelming and wondering which one to choose. The two are often used interchangeably, but they have significant differences. Our Down and Feathers are sourced from waterfowl but have different properties that make them suitable for various purposes. In this blog, we’ll cover the differences between Down and Feather and provide tips on choosing which suits you.

What is Down?

Down is the soft, fluffy undercoat found on waterfowl, like geese and ducks. It’s a three-dimensional cluster of fine, silky fibres with excellent insulating properties. Down is lightweight, breathable, and warm, making it a popular choice for bedding.

What are Feathers?

Feathers, on the other hand, are the outer covering of birds. Our source of Feathers only comes from the waterfowl. Many in our industry source Feathers from landfowl, including chicken. Feathers are flatter and stiffer than Down and have a quill running through the center. Feathers are heavier and less insulating than Down but are still helpful for various purposes.

Choosing Between Down and Feather Products?

When it comes to choosing between Down and Feather products, consider the following factors:

Warmth: Down is an excellent insulator that keeps you warm in cold weather. Down is the way to go if you’re looking for something to keep you cozy.

Weight: Down is lighter than Feathers, making it more comfortable to sleep under. Consider the weights, as we mentioned in this blog: Guide to Perfect Duvets & Duvet Covers.

Fill Power: Down has a high loft, which can trap more air and provide warmth than Feathers. We cover this in Choosing the Right Duvet: A Guide to Fill Power, Fill Weight, and Shell Material.

Allergies: All of our Down and Feathers are hypoallergenic. Perfect for any sleepers.

Craftsmanship: All of our Down and Feather bedding are made in Canada with love backed by our DOWNMARK label. As a company that values quality and transparency, Maholi is a proud Down Association of Canada (DAC) member. We are committed to sourcing only the highest quality Down and Feather from qualified suppliers who meet strict standards for animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and product quality. This means that our customers can trust that our products are made with ethically sourced materials that meet the highest quality and safety standards.

Price: In addition to our commitment of quality and transparency, we are also committed to providing a wide range of Down and Feather products that are both luxurious and affordable. From Down Duvets and Pillows to Feather Beds and Sheets, we offer a range of products to meet the needs of any customer.

In conclusion, consider personal preference and intended use when choosing between Down and Feather products. Down is the best option to keep you insulated at night during the harsh winter months. However, remember that Feather is the most affordable but less insulating than Down. Moreover, if you’re looking for something for decorative purposes, hands down, Feather pillows or Feather-filled cushions are the way to go. Furthermore, our membership in DAC reflects our company’s commitment to providing customers with the highest quality Down and Feather products that are ethically sourced and made to last. Whether you’re looking for a warm and cozy duvet or a soft and fluffy pillow, you can trust that Maholi has the perfect product that will last for years.

March 20, 2023