Unlike goose down where there are tons available in the world, there are only a few thousand pounds of Eiderdown produced each year. This wild bird from far northern regions like Iceland, Canada and Scotland lines the nest with the down, the soft undercoating from the breast. When the nest has been abandoned the down is harvested and cleaned. Eiderdown today comes from farms where the birds are protected. Due to recent popularity of Eiderdown, it is in short supply and so the price has increased significantly.
The Eider duck lives in a very cold climate and so the down clusters have powerful thermal properties. An Eiderdown comforter is super lightweight yet can keep you toasty warm in winter, with the windows open. It is also cool and comfortable in summer. The ultra breathable Swiss cotton batiste is woven especially for Eiderdown and is incredibly light and silky soft. An Eiderdown pillow is soft, but medium can be achieved by using an inner core of premium goose down, or you can use all Eiderdown, but this will be quite an expensive pillow.
For the fortunate few who are able to get Eiderdown, one night and they will understand all the buzz about Eiderdown, why it is incomparable to any other luxury down comforter or pillow. With proper care this exquisite bedding will last a lifetime and become a treasured heirloom.