DOWNMARK® (The Down Association of Canada) is dedicated to educating the public about down and feather products.
They monitor the marketplace and conduct an ongoing surveillance program called Down√Check. They purchase items at the retail level from both storefront marketplaces and over the Internet, just like you do, then they send them to an independent lab for testing.
Products that fail testing are posted on the DOWNMARK® website and reported to the Canadian Government.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.
The aim of the GOTS standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles. This includes ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
A textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres whereas a product with the label grade ‘made with organic’ must contain a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres
- One certification accepted in all major markets.
- Includes harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing
German Down Proof Fabric
Look for this symbol for quality assurance of the down proof cotton.
Nothing surpasses the quality of German Down Proof Cottons. German experts have many generations of experience choosing the right cottons, spinning and weaving them properly, and expertly finishing the cloth. All on the finest German made equipment.
We have had a long relationship with one of Germany’s best mills. This mill has been making down proof tickings for generations. They have the expertise to weave and finish fabric that is very lightweight and soft, yet will remain down proof for decades.
All our German made fabrics have achieved the Oeko-Tex designation. These fabrics have been rigorously tested to ensure that there are no harmful chemicals. You can find out more at www.oeko-tex.com.
- Finest German equipment used
- Generations of experience
- Oeko-Tex certified
Masters of Linen
A registered mark and sign of excellence for linen 100% Made in EUROPE, from field to yarn to fabric.
To ensure 100% European traceability of finished products, the spinners and weavers commit to a stringent set of rules regarding their production and sourcing. Yearly audits are performed.
- Made in Europe, from field to yarn to fabric
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- European know-how and jobs
- Low carbon footprint
- Excellence and innovation
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textiles.
Testing is done for harmful substances including: illegal substances, legally regulated substances known to be harmful, chemicals, as well as parameters for health care.
OEKO-TEX® testing for harmful substances always focuses on the actual use of the textile. The more intensive the skin contact of a product, the stricter the requirements to be met.
Accordingly, there are four product classes:
- Class I: Textile items for babies and toddlers up to 3 years (clothing, toys, bed linens, terry cloth items etc.)
- Class II: Textiles used close to the skin (underwear, bed linens, T-shirts etc.)
- Class III: Textiles used away from the skin (jackets, coats etc.)
- Class IV: Furnishing materials (curtains, table cloths, upholstery materials etc.)
The superlative pillow fabric.
We start with high quality long staple cotton. In Germany this cotton is spun into fine, yet very strong threads. These are woven with a distinctive weave pattern. The fabric is then sent through a special process that uses high pressure and very specific temperatures to achieve some unique properties. There are no coatings or chemical treatments used to make this fabric down proof and washable. It is accomplished with mechanical and heat processes
The resulting fabric is incomparable for pillows:
- Exquisitely soft to the touch
- Completely down proof
- Enhanced breathability
- Completely machine washable
- Long lasting
- Dust mite proof
- 300 Thread Count
Our pillows are Superwash Certified . This means they can be laundered using domestic machines.
Washing a pillow keeps it free of allergens. It also extends the life of the pillow fabric and restores loft and bounce. The key to being Superwash Certified is our special SoLoft™ ticking.
The ZURGUARD® name is your assurance of the highest standards of down & feather freshness and purity.
In the ZURGUARD® system, the down is sanitized eliminating bacteria, for enduring cleanliness. This down processing system is the culmination of years of research and experience, using the best European equipment, and the very latest European and North American techniques.
The ZURGUARD® system treats down in a more careful, gentle manner and does not artificially enhance the loft of down. This ensures that the original natural resiliency is maintained, and you will not be disappointed later on by a product that loses volume and warmth.
- The ZURGUARD® system ensures down is Hypoallergenic
- The ultra-clean ZURGUARD® system eliminates odors.
- ZURGUARD® down exceeds all government standards for purity and cleanliness.