is the layer of fine feathers found underneath the outer
feathers of adult ducks, geese, and other water birds. These
feathers provide birds with warmth and insulation, which is
especially important in water and colder climates. It is
because of this insulation property that our superior
comforters, pillows, duvet covers, and feather beds are made
with down. In addition to the insulating properties of down, it
is lightweight and thus cooler in warm weather. These attributes
make down a very desirable choice for bedding and comfort.
In addition to natural down, Phoenix Down
Corp. manufactures down alternatives. Down alternatives are
generally made with polyester fibers that mimic the loft and
insulation of natural down. For some people, the preference of
synthetic down stems from a reduction in allergens, lower cost,
and easier care. However, our high quality down products rarely
aggravate allergies and provide superior warmth. The Choice is
Where do your Feathers and
Down come from?
Feathers and down are commercially obtained from ducks and
geese which are primarily raised for the meat. We stress
that the the feathers used in Phoenix Down products are
a by-product of the processing of the fowl.
What is Fill Power?
Fill power is the number of cubic inches per ounce of down.
Fill power ranges from 300-750 cubic inches per ounce. Phoenix
Down uses a fill power of 650 or higher. Our fill power insures
that our products are soft, light resilient, warm and fluffy.
What is Thread Count?
Thread count equals the number of threads per square inch.
Phoenix Down uses thread counts from 230-720 threads per square
inch. The higher thread signifies a tighter weave for a softer
feel to the fabric.
How is the Down Cleaned?
Phoenix Down washes our feathers and down 8-10 times with
special antibacterial agents before they are used in any of our
products. Our strict standards are much higher then the
standards required by the government. Our rigorous cleaning
process removes all dirt and dust creating products that are
of our down and feather products are also hypo-allergenic as a
result of our revolutionary Ultra Clean™ cleaning process that
removes all dirt, dust and other impurities that can be found in
most other down products.
Our UltraClean™ Process is Available in Fine
Bedding Stores Nationwide.
What are the Benefits of
Down retains heat better
then synthetics thus keeping you much warmer.
It is very breathable so it
will lift moisture away from the body eliminating perspiration.
Down is long lasting so you
can enjoy your product for years to come.
It is light and fluffy so it
will not feel heavy on your body.
Down is very luxurious and
comfortable so it will improve your nights sleep.
What types of Comforter
Construction are there?
Phoenix Down uses several different types of
Baffled Box is considered to be the best type of
construction. A baffle box is a small perpendicular wall that
is sewn from top to bottom of the comforter where each square
ends. This baffled wall allows the down to expand to its highest
loft without any cold spots and is not able to shift.
Sewn Through Box is when the fabric is stitched straight
through the comforter. This keeps the down in place but does not
create the same loft that a baffle box does. Typically this
construction is used for lighter weight comforters.
Double Diamond construction is created by a computerized
stitching pattern. This is similar to a sewn though
construction because the down is held in place by the
stitching. The double diamond stitch creates a very unique look
because the comforter has the appearance of diamonds on it
instead of the usual square pattern.