Do you know the eiderdown?
The lightest down in the world.
From cold Iceland
Eiderdown - for some this doesn't mean anything, others have already heard of the luxurious, ultra-light down of the eider duck and the luckiest people have already fulfilled their dream of an eiderdown duvet and/or pillow. But what makes the eiderdown so special?
The eider duck, a species that is unfortunately threatened with extinction, populates mainly the coasts of Northern Europe. While the female has a brown-black pattern and is therefore well camouflaged, the male attracts attention with its black and white plumage.
A natural product without equal
Due to the arctic cold from which this species of duck must protect its brood, they develop a particularly fine and dense breast fluff. During the breeding season, which lasts up to four weeks, the female builds a nest for her clutch of eggs with her own down. After she has pulled the duck family back into the sea, the nests with the down remain abandoned. The down is collected there by hand, cleaned and processed into the finest of all duvets and pillows.