DOWN AND DOWN ALTERNATIVE

COLLECTIONS

A Pristine Down Collection Designed to Cocoon You in the Sweetest of Dreams

We traveled the globe to bring you a collection crafted of pure, natural down clusters, each product sewn using a selection of fine cotton or silk tickings finished with an elegant piped edge.
 
Both duvets and sleeping pillows are offered in light, medium, and heavyweight options across a variety of luxurious down quality-levels—each better than the next—to customize the perfect sleep experience.
 
Our down-alternative products, considered by many to be as good—or better—than most natural down, possess many of the wonderful attributes of natural down: lightweight, high-loft, and excellent warmth.

OUR COMMITMENT TO HUMANE DOWN SOURCING

We are committed to the responsible sourcing of down so that our customers may rest assured that our products have been held to strict standards regarding the welfare of animals.
 
All of our down products are certified by The Responsible Down Standard® (RDS). An RDS certification guarantees that every aspect of animal rearing and handling has been held to the following standards:

HUMANE

CARE FROM BIRTH

NO

LIVE PLUCKING

NO

FORCE FEEDING

TRACEABLE

& AUDITED SOURCING

PRODUCT GUIDE

DOWN DUVETS & PILLOWS

DOVER

BUXTON

SOMERSET

CARDIGAN

CORNWALL

SNOWDON

European White Duck Down

600+ Fill Power

350 TC 100% Cotton

European White Goose Down

600+ Fill Power

350 TC 100% Cotton

Polish White Goose Down

700+ Fill Power

380 TC 100% Cotton

European White Goose Down

800+ Fill Power

345 TC 100% Cotton

Canadian White Goose Down

900+ Fill Power

345 TC 100% Cotton

Canadian White Goose Down

900+ Fill Power

434 TC 100% Silk Jacquard

DOWN BLANKET & MATTRESS PAD

TILNEY BLANKET

MONMOUTH MATTRESS PAD

A warming top layer or an ultra-light duvet insert.

European White Goose Down

600+ Fill Power

350 TC 100% Cotton

An airy layer of softness for mattresses up to 20" deep.

European White Goose Down

600+ Fill Power

330 TC 100% Cotton

DOWN ALTERNATIVES

PARSON QUILT & PILLOWS

ARCADIA DUVET & PILLOWS

ARCADIA BLANKET

ARCADIA MATTRESS PAD

Pure Alpaca wool naturally regulates temperature without overheating.

Alpaca Wool

425 TC 100% Cotton

Lightweight, hypoallergenic microfibers with a down-like loft.

Pluma-fil Down Alternative

330 TC 100% Cotton

A versatile blanket that doubles as a light stuffer or standalone layer.

Pluma-fil Down Alternative

330 TC 100% Cotton

Pluma-fil offers soft and cushioning comfort.

Pluma-fil Down Alternative

330 TC 100% Cotton

DOWN DUVETS & PILLOWS

DOVER

BUXTON

European White Duck Down

600+ Fill Power

350 TC 100% Cotton

European White Goose Down

600+ Fill Power

350 TC 100% Cotton

SHOP

SHOP

SOMERSET

CARDIGAN

Polish White Goose Down

700+ Fill Power

380 TC 100% Cotton

European White Goose Down

800+ Fill Power

345 TC 100% Cotton

SHOP

SHOP

CORNWALL

SNOWDON

Canadian White Goose Down

900+ Fill Power

345 TC 100% Cotton

Canadian White Goose Down

900+ Fill Power

434 TC 100% Silk Jacquard

SHOP

SHOP

DOWN BLANKET & MATTRESS PAD

TILNEY BLANKET

MONMOUTH MATTRESS PAD

A warming top layer or an ultra-light duvet insert.

European White Goose Down

600+ Fill Power

350 TC 100% Cotton

An airy layer of softness for mattresses up to 20" deep.

European White Goose Down

600+ Fill Power

330 TC 100% Cotton

SHOP

SHOP

DOWN ALTERNATIVES

PARSON QUILT & PILLOWS

ARCADIA DUVET & PILLOWS

Pure Alpaca wool naturally regulates temperature without overheating.

Alpaca Wool

425 TC 100% Cotton

Lightweight, hypoallergenic microfibers with a down-like loft.

Pluma-fil Down Alternative

330 TC 100% Cotton

SHOP

SHOP

ARCADIA BLANKET

ARCADIA MATTRESS PAD

A versatile blanket that doubles as a light stuffer or standalone layer.

Pluma-fil Down Alternative

330 TC 100% Cotton

Pluma-fil offers soft and cushioning comfort.

Pluma-fil Down Alternative

330 TC 100% Cotton

SHOP

SHOP

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS DOWN? ​

Unlike feathers, down is the light, fluffy clusters found on the underside of a goose, duck, or any waterfowl. These clusters are soft, fine strands that stem from a central point, but have no quill. Down clusters interlock and trap air, acting as an insulator to keep you warm. Down also has the magnificent ability to “breathe”, allowing air to flow around the down and through the fabric.

WHAT IS FILL POWER?

Fill power is a measure of efficiency representing the number of cubic-inches filled by an ounce of down.
Fill power is directly related to the down cluster’s size; large down clusters occupy more space than smaller down clusters, thus, they possess a higher fill power rating.
 
The advantages of larger clusters are also evident in their ability to trap more air in and around the down. Pockets of air act as insulators, so the greater the propensity towards air pockets, the more warming the down.
 
In short: the higher the fill power, the better the down, and the greater its thermal insulating properties. The goal of higher fill power is to provide warmth without weight.
 

WHAT IS FILL WEIGHT?

Fill weight is the total number of ounces of down used. The higher the fill power, the lower the number of ounces required to achieve the same loft and insulating properties.  

WHAT IS A TICKING?

Ticking is the shell fabric that encases the down piece. We expressly use down-proof fabric for our ticking and weave it to a tight construction to help prevent down from escaping from its shell casing.

WHAT IS BAFFLE BOX CONSTRUCTION?

Baffle boxes utilize interior fabric walls to connect the top and bottom fabric layers of ticking shells of a duvet. The walls form an interior chamber that help to prevent shifting and allows for maximal loft of the down. Greater loft creates more air pockets around the down, and these in turn increase its thermal properties.

HOW DO I SELECT DUVETS AND PILLOWS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR ME? ​

Selecting a duvet or pillow is a matter of personal preference. Duvets are available in three weights - Light, Medium and Heavy. Pillows are available in three densities – Soft, Medium and Firm.
 
The way you like your bed to look and feel, and how you sleep will be the most important factors in determining which weights and densities to choose.
 
If you like a warm and fluffy bed, then you might select a heavy duvet. If you get hot at night, then you may want a lighter duvet. If you always sleep with the air conditioner on, then you may want a heavier one—it is all a matter of personal preference.
 
Typically, a light duvet is for warmer seasons and climates, a medium-weight is a good year-round choice, while a heavier duvet is great for colder seasons/climates.
 
Generally speaking, a soft pillow is for stomach sleeping, a medium pillow is back sleeping and a firm pillow is for side sleeping.

WHY DOES MY DUVET HAVE LOOPS IN EACH CORNER?

Sometimes, a duvet can shift or slip and may bunch up inside the duvet cover. The loops allow for the duvet to be tied to the ribbons or strips sewn into the corners of duvet covers. All of SFERRA’s duvet covers feature these interior strips. Once tied in place, it’s easy to fluff and refresh your duvet with a quick shake.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DOWN DUVET AND PILLOW?

Your down product can be washed and dried at home using a washing machine. However, do not use a washing machine with an agitator.
 
Use regular detergent without bleach. Do not use fabric softener of any kind as it may coat the down clusters and weigh them down. You should use wool or tennis balls in the dryer to help unclump the down.
 
It is very important to ensure that the down is thoroughly dry before putting it back into use. When you think the comforter is dry, dry it some more, because if it is not dried thoroughly enough, the down may emit an odor.

HOW DOES SFERRA ENSURE THE CLEANLINESS OF ITS DOWN? ​

It is very important to note that all of SFERRA’s down products are “hypoallergenic”. Many people believe that they are allergic to down, when in reality, they are allergic to feathers. Feathers are not washable, since by nature, they repel water.
 
All of our down is washed twice and rinsed four successive times with water, soap, deodorizers, and finally, a sterilizer. Washing is adjusted, if necessary, to ensure that all of our down exceeds “hypoallergenic” standards. To confirm that the material is as clean as it can be, each lot of washed material is tested for both oxygen and turbidity.
 
During the drying process, our down is dried in a machine at temperatures over 200°F. The intensity of the heat causes curling up of any feathers that may be there, opens up the down clusters, and helps to sterilize the down.  
 
De-dusting is performed as the last step in the cleaning process, drawing excess fiber and dust through a screen and leaving the down fully cleaned.

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