Can down feather pillows be washed?

Answer Down pillows are wonderfully soft and cushiony, but many people wonder how difficult it might be to clean them. Fears about mildewing, damaging the feathers or the pillow itself, or being unable to... Read More »

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How Are Down & Feather Pillows Made?

The most common pillow stuffings are polyester, down and feather. Polyester, while hypoallergenic and durable, flattens over time and traps heat. Feathers are a mid-range filler: Pillows stuffed wi... Read More »

What Is the Difference Between Feather & Down Pillows?

There is significant differences between down and feather in pillows, though both come from ducks and geese. Generally, down is considered the better material for pillows. The highest-quality of do... Read More »

Are the birds killed to make down feather pillows?

Some geese and ducks are killed for their down feathers for use in pillows and other bedding. Down is also plucked from live geese for pillows. And, in some cases, down is harvested by farmers who ... Read More »

Do feather pillows have more dust mites than foam pillows?

According to the Sierra Club, feather pillows do contain more dust mites than foam ones. In fact, feather pillows, also known as down pillows, harbor more dust mites than any other pillow type. Not... Read More »