Nothing beats the snuggly feel of light-as-air down. Lightweight, breathable and warm, pure down is also naturally allergenic, making it ideal for sneeze-free sleeping. However, there are a few caveats to that claim.
The anti-allergenic properties of a pure down duvet and pillow comes down to its quality. In products where the down has been poorly cleaned or manufactured, it’s not unusual for feather fibres, broken feather quills, dust and other undesirables to sneak their way in, triggering the night-time allergies many people attribute to the down itself. For this reason, look for the Downafresh® mark for assurance of the product’s cleanliness. The NOMITE certification assures the high-quality case weave will form a natural barrier against mites.
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For the best anti-allergy bedding, team your pure goose down pillows and duvet with good quality bed linen and pillow protectors that guard against moisture, dust mites and stains. A well-made 200-400 cotton bedlinen set will be easy to wash, dry and look and feel great for many years, when cared for well.