What Is White Goose Down&Feathers?

  • What is down?
  • What does “fill power” mean?
  • Is it possible to be allergic to down?
  • What distinguishes some qualities of down from others?
  • What does “sandwich” construction mean and why does it matter?
  • What does “thread count” mean and why is it important?
  • Are com products covered by a warranty?
  • How can I protect my body pillow?
  • Is it safe to use bedding in my baby’s crib?

 

What is down?
 Simply put, it’s nature’s finest insulator. Down keeps you cozy in winter and also provides a light breathable layer in warmer weather. Unlike feathers, which are flat and 2-dimensional, down clusters are structured somewhat like snowflakes with dozens of soft, fine filaments. Ladubee.com only uses premium down from mature birds that have superior down clusters. As the filaments “loft” (expand and fluff), they create thousands of tiny warmth pockets, trapping air and body heat, keeping you comfortable and making our down so luxuriously lightweight.

What does “fill power” mean?
 Fill Power is a guide used to measure the size of the down clusters. The size of the clusters determines the down’s ability to “loft” (expand and fluff). It’s the air between the clusters that keeps you warm. The larger the clusters of down, the higher the fill power. High fill power down gives you more warmth with much less weight.

Is it possible to be allergic to down?
Most “down allergies” are actually caused by dust and impurities present in down and not the down itself. All down used by Ladubee.com is purified in state-of-the-art equipment constructed especially to remove these allergens.

What distinguishes some qualities of down from others?
 All down is not the same. Down from larger, more mature birds offers a higher “fill power” which simply means more insulation and more warmth with much less weight. So, when comparing down comforters, fill power is a good measure of quality.

What does sandwich construction mean, and why does it matter? 
Our body pillow style features sandwich construction inside. This special technique involves inserting fabric “walls” between the top and bottom layers of the body pillow fabric. The wall creates a deeper interior for the down to loft (expand and puff) to maximum fullness. The core centre is filled with small feathers for some firmness. The result keeps the down from shifting and creates an even distribution of feathers.

What does “thread count” mean and why is it important?
Thread count is the number of threads in one square inch of fabric and helps determine the quality of the sheet. Quality sheeting begins at 300 threads per square inch giving our sheets a silky, soft and luxurious feeling. The higher the thread count, the softer the “hand” or feel of the sheet and the more pill-resistant it will be.

 

Are Ladubee.com products covered by a warranty?
Yes. All of our down and hypoallergenic filled products such as comforters, pillows and feather beds are covered by our Limited Warranty available for view here.

How can I protect my body pillow?
  With proper care and cleaning, your body pillow will give you years of comfort. We strongly recommend a using a pillow cover to extend the life of our products even more.

Is it safe to use bedding in my baby’s crib?
 The International Consumer Product Safety Commission have made recommendations for safe bedding practices for babies. When putting infants under 12 months to sleep, remove pillows, quilts, comforters and other soft items from the crib.