Everything You Need to Know About Luxury Bedding
Down Comforter Sets
A down comforter is fluffy and soft and definitely luxurious! What sets down comforters apart from others is the down – which may sound obvious – but it’s the type of down that’s used. High-end down comforters are filled with the softest insulating feathers that sit right next to the skin of ducks and geese. These are designed to trap a layer of air under the bird’s outer feathers and keep them warm and toasty. That’s what makes down comforters so special – they keep warm air in and cold air out!
The most luxurious of all are comforters filled with the down from eider ducks, which is considered the best quality and therefore has the highest price-tag.
In the UK, bedcovers that resembled today’s comforters were called ‘Eiderdowns’ – because they were filled with the down from an eider duck. They fell from favor with the rising popularity of duvets but are now enjoying a well-deserved return.