Nowadays, featherbeds constitute the most luxurious type of blankets – they are both warm and breathable, fluffy and light – they are an ideal combination of the gifts of nature and tradition. Senso-RexTM featherbeds improve this excellence even further and lift it to a much higher level.
We want our featherbeds to be a unique product – the warmest, breathable, healthiest and made with utmost precision.
What are featherbeds?
Featherbed is a type of blanket that is filled with feathers or plumage of either ducks or goose. The covers for featherbed are most often made out of thickly woven cotton.
What is a featherbed filled with?
A high-quality featherbed is filled fully with either feather or down. There are also the so-called semi-down blankets filled with a combination of 15% of down and 75% of feather.
Unfortunately, the most common “featherbeds” are made in small part out of down and (or) feather, and in majority out of supplements such as: foam, cotton or synthetic fibres.
Therefore, it is good to thoroughly check the content of the filling because it is of utmost importance not only in terms of quality-price ratio but also use value. It is worth knowing that mixes of feathers or down with either fibres or foam are not suitable for dry-cleaning. Therefore, it is impossible to ensure hygienic conditions of sleep after long-term use.
The most valuable featherbed filling
The most valuable feathers and down have excellent insulation properties, they “breathe”, do not cluster and remain perfectly lithe even after long years of use. Duck or goose feathers and down are usually used for producing featherbeds. The latter is regarded as the most valuable source. An exception for this principle are feathers of eider ducks – also called “soft-feathered” ducks with feathers regarded as the most valuable source for producing feather-beds.
While comparing the feathers of ducks and geese, it is worth remembering that their quality depends not only on the species of the bird but also on its age. The less mature is the bird, the lower the use value of its feathers and plumage. Thus, feathers of an older duck can be much more precious than feathers of a younger goose. Therefore, besides feathers and down of eider ducks, the plumage of mature geese is the best material used for featherbed fillings.
Is there anything else better than feathers of mature geese? The only thing better are feathers of bar-headed geese – birds whose feathers protect them against extreme weather conditions at the altitude of 9,000 meters.
Senso-RexTM featherbeds are made out of such specially selected, the best and unique materials.
Cover of the filling
The cover of the featherbed, similarly to is filling, is fully natural. It consists of thickly woven cotton that is breathable and does not allow the feather and down to draw out. All this is thoroughly sewn with bands so as to prevent the feather from moving and clustering.
Do feathers and down trigger allergies?
Despite the fact that featherbeds are a luxurious product, not everyone is willing to use them. The main reason for this is the fear of allergies. However, cases of allergies to geese feathers are extremely rare. Allergies are more often triggered by dust mites that develop in blankets filled with foams or synthetic fibres. Down and feathers do not constitute a favorable environment for them (they do not serve as food for saprophytes).
Cleanliness of the plumage
Plumage used for producing Senso-RexTM blankets comes from Polish ecological farms. It undergoes the process of cleansing by washing in antiallergenic and antistatic products. At the final stage, it is dried with hot air and sorted. This allows to obtain top-tier quality feathers and remarkably light down that guarantee comfortable and healthy sleep.