The advantages of choosing quality
How important is the quality of the bedding for sound, healthy ?
The quality of a duvet is determined by the proportional down content as well as the size (and therefore)
filling power of the down. The quality of duck and goose down of equal cluster size cannot be different-
iated. As a rule, European down naturally tends to be slightly larger than Asian down. Large cluster
down insulates and regulates the temperature better than small cluster down and is correspondingly
dearer. However, it provides more favourable sleeping conditions and has a longer product lifespan.
The spring in the quill makes feathers the ideal filling material for pillows. Goose feathers are particularly suitable for firmer pillows; softer pillows tend to have a duck feather filling or a combination of duck and
goose. The quality of your sleep, however, doesn’t just depend on having a soft place to lay your head;
it should also be correctly supported, taking the load off the cervical vertebrae in the upper spine.
By choosing bedding that carries the “Swiss Guaranty VSB” quality seal, you can be sure of experien-
cing the meaning of true quality.
Clarity and confidence with the „Swiss Guaranty VSB“ quality seal.
The „Swiss Guaranty VSB“ quality seal is used exclusively on duvets and pillows with quality down and feather types taken only from categories A and B.
Relative proportions of down in percentage by weight
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Duvet must contain at least 90% down from the declared animal
Duvet must contain at least 70% down from the declared animal
What is the difference between down and feathers?
What you should know about down and feathers before you select your duvets and pillows:
(60 – 90 % by weight of the finest feathers)
Goose and duck clusters with no quills
Down (30-59 % by weight),
mixed with small feathers .
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Soft feathers mixed with fine down
(5-29 % by weight)
Small to medium-sized feathers
(Down 0-4 % by weight)
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Flat barb, strong
highly arched quill
Pointed barb, softly arched quill