Cruelty Free : They give it away
Well the ducks do anyway -- the real Eiderdown manufacturers are the Eider ducks.The common Eiders of North America inhabit Greenland, Iceland and Canada. Sanctuaries have been established in these areas to give the ducks a safe haven to breed and have allowed the species to make a come back from their near disappearance in the early 1900's.
“Increased focus on public education and enforcement and the promotion of other uses of Eiders, such as the harvesting of down, is laying the groundwork for a recovery of breeding stocks.” Hinterland Who's Who, Bird Fact Sheet:s: Common Eider
Female Eider Duck
Male Eider Duck
Cruelty Free And Helpful
No plucking, killing, or pain. The havesting of down and sales of cruelty free Eiderdown comforter and bedding actually helps in sustaining the species.
The Secret Of Luxury Comes Naturally
Eider down cluster are unique from all other feather down. Eider down has these little hooks that sorta crochet themselves together. This unique feature is a benefit in two ways.
1. Cold spots are eliminated because all the down hooks together, never leaving you with a bunches here and there.
2. The hooks create a lot of very small pockets of air – the smaller the pockets the warmer the product. So less filling is required for equal warmth.
With such luxury comes a hefty price. Be an advised shopper when buying Eiderdown duck bedding.
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