What You Might Not Know About the Down in Your Pillow…

Down feathers come from ducks and geese.

Thanks to an investigation by the Swedish television show Kalla Fakta (English translation: Cold Facts), a great deal of attention has been paid in the past few years to the subject of live-plucking down feathers from geese and ducks.

According to the Swedish exposé, live-plucking is the primary means of obtaining down in the three largest down producing countries in the world -- Hungary, Poland and China.

This information has been strongly refuted by the International Down and Feather Laboratory and Institute and several other associations that benefit from the manufacture, sale and export of down products.