There’s no doubt that down is one of the most prevalent of fill types in the bedding industry. Down is a natural by-product of raising geese and ducks for meat. After the animal has passed, the feather and down is cleaned, sanitized, and recycled into goods. At Warm Things, all our down products are responsibly sourced and you can read more about that process here.
When it comes to down, the most common types are duck and goose. In the bedding industry, we are often asked, which one is better - goose or duck down? Financially speaking, goose down has a higher value when compared to duck. However, is there a difference in quality between the two?
Is there a difference between goose and duck down?
When it comes to shopping for bedding products, specifically pillows and comforters, there is really no real difference between goose and duck down. In terms of quality, both types of down insulate well and share the same structural components. It doesn’t matter which bird provides the feathers or down, as they are both durable and when properly cared for, can maintain loft and warmth for many years.
How are duck and goose down different?
While mostly similar, there are a few minor attributes that set goose and down apart:
To conclude, both goose and duck down can insulate equally efficiently when you take variables such as quality of fill, fill power, production, etc. into account. While the price point may vary and goose is considered superior to duck down, you can always guarantee you are getting a high-quality product.
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