Down Blends and Standards

Our Down selections are tested by the International Down & Feather Bureau
- certified member International Down & Feather Testing Laboratory Europe , USA.
We source our highest quality down from :
Europe (Germany , Hungary and Poland) and North America.

We do not manufacture in CIS (Chinese Standard) down fillings.
100% Down - Some countries ( mainly Asian ) permit 100% Down labelling on products
as there is a 10% to 15% tolerance allowed. Eg : Actual filling contents 85% Down = 100% Down label.

All our suppliers and associates are members of the international down and feather bureau.
The humane practise of animal welfare laws is a requirement for this membership. Down and feather is
a by-product (waste product) of the enormous global food industry.
Instead of down and feathers contributing to the world wide landfill issue, its usage contributes to
overall global sustainabilty and as a natural product has a lower carbon footprint than synthetic materials.

5 Star Down selection standards used in manufacture

JIS - Japanese Standard
EN - European Standard
USA 2000 - American Standard
AS - Australian Standard  

Hungarian Goose Down
European Goose Down
Polish Goose Down

Buyers Guide - Quilts, Duvets, Comforters

43 years of manufacturing experience.


All our 5 star quality filling when cleaned and processed to the following world standards-
JIS - Japanese Standard
EN - European Standard
USA 2000 - American Standard
AS - Australian Standard
The above are generally regarded as better quality filling standards
than the CIS (Chinese Standard) made products.


Australia - Blanket warmth guidance selections.
Europe - Class 1 down quilts recomended. Class 1 as used in Europe should display EN12934 label.
USA - Fill power buyers guidance preferred.

Down Quilts & Down Comforter products are manufactured at our Melbourne ( Australia ) factory for following world markets -
USA , Europe , Middle East , Japan.

Downproof / Casing Style

100% cotton fabric recommended
The lighter the fabric , the greater the warmth without weight for better comfort.
1. Walled / Channelled style - fully adjustable.
2. Ring / Dimple stitch style - fully adjustable .
3. Cassette ( walled / boxed) style - popular with hotels.
4. Feather Bed / Decken style - true European down ballon duvets.

Down percentage , fill weight and fill power are the most respected and
commonly used down & feather standards world wide.
Down Percentage - Fill Power
95% Down = 800 to 900
90 / 10 = 650 to 800
85 / 15 = 550 to 650
80 / 20 = 450 to 550
70 / 30 = 400 to 450

Tog rating as used in Great Britain is a warmth rating only. It does not relate to down quality.
Tog rating should display authentic BS4745-1990 label on product.

All Down Pillow & Quilt Products feature -

Hypo Allergenic treatment
Oeko - Tex 100 Ecologically Safe guarantee textile label

Feather Factory

30 Macbeth Street

Braeside ,Victoria, Australia 3195


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