Feathers are the principal covering of birds, have a flat construction and are two dimensional. A feather has the hard quill shaft running down the centre with a series of fibers joining them together into a flat structure on each side of the shaft.
Down is the light, fluffy undercoating that geese, ducks and other waterfowl have next to their bodies, underneath their feathers. It is three dimensional and round in nature. Down has evolved specifically to protect the bird against the climate, keeping them warm in the winter and cool enough in the summer.
Down is a wonderful filling with tremendous insulating properties for duvets & pillows. We use ethically sourced down from Canadian Hutterite Farms, which produces some of the most sought after down worldwide.