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What's the Low-Down on Feather & Down Bedding!!

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There are so many quilts on the market that we can choose from and it can be hard to find one that is suitable for our needs. At the Manchester Factory we try and have a different quilt options with everyone’s needs in mind. Down bedding is quite a popular option in bedding not only is it soft and cuddly but there are options for all year around and its not just a winter only product.

What is a Down Quilt?

Down is commonly known for being light and airy which is perfect for those looking for a lightweight but there is more to Down bedding that you should know when purchasing your quilts. The down is found on the duck or goose’s belly and is known as the insulator as it ‘s role is to insulate and trap the heat for the animal to stay warm. When shopping for a down quilt there are a lot of options on the market and the pricing it quite variant as well.

Quilt Construction

Very simply you want to make sure the down quilt that you are purchasing is Boxed Constructed (baffle box) as opposed to the vertical channeling. A box construction is where the top and bottom layers of the cotton casing are stitched right through together in a grid of square compartments. Each compartment is completely sealed so feather and down filling cannot move between the compartments and you won’t have to keep readjusting the quilt and it will stay evenly distributed throughout the whole quilt.
At the Manchester Factory we scale all our quilts/ Doonas of a warmth scale which aids customers in choosing the right quilt for their needs.

We have a scale of 1-5 : 5 being the warmest and great for the winter and 1 being perfect for the warmer months.

At the Manchester Factory we have our own range of Goose & Duck down quilts that are made here in Melbourne at Purax Feather Holdings. Our feather down quilts are ethically sourced Australian down. Our down is by product from Luv a duck based in Nhill VIC. They breed ducks for eating and we get the down and feather from their farm. We clean and process it at our factory in Melbourne and manufacture our beautiful quilts there.
 
Sienna Living 50% Down / 50% Feather Duck Down Quilt

This luxury quilt by Sienna Living features 50% Duck down and 50% Duck feather filling. Having a lower ratio of down cluster means that this quilt will not insulate as much when compared to a higher down filled quilt such as the Sienna Living 80% Duck down 20% Duck Feather quilt. You may still need a blanket on top on a very cold winters night with this quilt, but this will all depend on the individual and how much you feel the cold. 

This quilt is ideal for all seasons.
We rate this quilt 3.5 blankets out of 5. (Note: 1 blanket weight being summer weight on our scale).

 
Sienna Living 80% Down / 20% Feather Duck Down Quilt

This luxury quilt by Sienna Living features 80% Duck down and 20% Duck feather filling. The higher ratio of down cluster means that this quilt insulates much better when compare to a quilt with higher amounts of feather. This quilts warmth is very comparable to a winter weight wool quilt (500gsm).

This quilt is ideal for winter.
We rate this quilt 4 blankets out of 5. (Note: 1 blanket weight being summer weight on our scale).

Sienna Living 80% Down / 20% Feather Goose Down Quilt

This luxury quilt by Sienna Living features 80% Goose down and 20% Goose feather filling. The higher ratio of down cluster means that this quilt insulates much better when compare to a quilt with higher amounts of feather. When compared to duck down, the goose down cluster size is larger therefore it gives the ability to insulate better. This quilt is rated to be the warmest quilt in the Sienna Living feather and down range. .

This quilt is ideal for winter. We rate this quilt 5 blankets out of 5. (Note: 1 blanket weight being summer weight on our scale).

Sienna Living Four Season Goose Down Quilt

This luxury quilt by Sienna Living features 80% Goose down and 20% Goose feather filling. The higher ratio of down cluster means that this quilt insulates much better when compare to a quilt with higher amounts of feather. When compared to duck down, the goose down cluster size is larger therefore it gives the ability to insulate better.
2 Quilts in one-for all year round comfort.

Winter - Clip both quilts together for maximum warmth during the coldest months.
Summer - Simply separate one quilt and it becomes ideal for summer.
Autumn & Spring - Use either quilt for your individual warmth and comfort.
When both quilts are clipped together this quilt is ideal for winter.

We rate this quilt 5 blankets out of 5. (Note: 1 blanket weight being summer weight on our scale).

We also have other down quilt options on our website that you are more then welcome to check out. Experience a soft and cuddly down quilt for yourself this winter.

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