Of all the different varieties of duck or goose down, there is nothing that even approaches the warmth, durability and breathability of eider down.
Is the only down
that is hand-collected from the nests of wild, free-nesting birds
Eider down is 100% down - containing absolutely no feathers with rigid quills which would potentially: pierce through the shell or lining, stop down from expanding fully or break up over time into fragments without any insulating value.
Down is the most eco-friendly insulating material.
SYNTHETICS VS DOWN
As all by-products of the processing are biodegradable and the product itself is naturally occurring, the carbon footprint difference between synthetics and down is astonishing.
down provides approximately
three times the warmth per ounce
compared to even the best synthetics. Ounce for ounce, down is the warmest insulating material available and Eider down has insulating properties superior to goose down, wool, cotton or synthetic fills.
Genuine Eider down has durability unsurpassed by any other type of down and to which no synthetic material can even come close.
Eider down is the only down that is gathered
from the nests of wild, free-nesting birds
all other down is a by-product of the fowl meat industry. While having a significantly lower carbon footprint than synthetics and other downs, the sustainable harvest of eider down literally contributes to the protection of biodiversity.
In Quebec, profits made from its sustainable harvest has allowed
the protection and maintenance of several islands of the St. Lawrence estuary.
This method yields detailed scientific information about the status of the population that is used by biologists to manage the species and its habitat.