Hungarian Goose & Duck Down
Goose Down - Hungary has been known for its geese for centuries, however they only became industrialised in the last 50-60 years. There are around 5 million breeding geese in Hungary, with the females producing about 50 offspring per year. Hungary’s climate with harsh cold winters makes it the ideal place for geese to grow thick down and feather, which has a uniquely high quality in comparison with the rest of the world.
The big difference between Hungarian geese and other geese is the size, Hungarian geese are approximately twice the size on average over other types of geese generally found in Asia. It’s because of this size that they are so popular as it makes for much larger down clusters and a higher filling power, making it the ideal fill to use in our bedding products. They are also a uniquely bright white colour as Hungary has a higher number of sunshine hours.
Duck Down - Hungarian Duck Down is a premium quality down, with great insulating and ventilation properties. Compared to other duck breeds, its body weight and size is exceptional thanks to the unique breeding and feeding.
Although duck down is looked at as inferior to goose down, Hungarian Duck Down is still a great choice for premium down bedding.
Hungarian Down also has higher recovery power than other down. Recovery power is a new measurement which indicates the down material’s ability to retain it’s shape, form and overall quality. Many factors attribute to why Hungarian Down has higher recovery power
- Special climate
- Free range breeding
- Green GMO free, fibre-rich feed
- Closeness of natural clean water
Responsible Down Standard Certified:
Eiderdown is proud to be the only Responsible Down Standard Certified bedding manufacturer in New Zealand. All of our Hungarian Down is RDS certified meaning it is held to the highest global standard in the ethical sourcing of down and feathers. This ensures that all Hungarian Down we receive are from free range farms that do not force feed or live pluck their birds.
Hungarian Down Traceability System (HDTS):
In a New Zealand exclusive, we're using a system called HDTS that allows you to find out incredible amounts of information about the product you have purchased. By simply scanning your unique QR Code that is provided with your product, you can see exactly where in Hungary the down is from, benefits associated with the down you have chosen, and much more.