1. Made with gentle care
Have you heard about the belief, that you get stomach cramps if you eat food made by an angry cook? What if you see nightmares or sleep restlessly, if you sleep with pillows and duvets, that have been manufactured in poor conditions? We don’t want to take that risk! Already our founder Marius Pedersen had a basic idea; a family business with good spirit, that makes high-quality down products.
Our family business has been passed on to the fourth generation, but that thought still carries us. Our bedding factory and down refinery are located in Riihimäki, Finland. The products are made with love and care in a small work community, that enjoys working together. The manufacturing of down duvets and pillows is artisanal, so you can feel the craftsmanship and the pride of their work in every product.
2. The easiness of washing
It might be a surprise for many people, that Joutsen down duvets and pillows can be washed at home in a washing machine according to product washing instructions. You can find the washing instructions for down duvets and pillows also from our website.
It pays off to keep your down products clean, because the good qualitatives of the down: fluffiness, lightness and breathability are at their best, when the down is clean. This is one of the great features of down. It won’t deflect as a result of washing, instead it retains the fluffiness from washing to another.
It is good for our environment, that any microplastic won’t come off to ablution from our plastic-free beddings, because microplastics are impossible to remove from the water system.
3. No down leakage
We get a lot of mixed feedback about the rustle of our down duvets. Some people might even get irritated by it, whereas to others it is a sign of quality and luxury. The rustle of the fabric is a result of calendering, in other words; industrial mangling of fabric. Calendering renders the fabric dense. It makes sure, that the down filling won’t leak through the fabric.
The other factor indicating the quality of the fabric, is the thread count of the cotton fabric. It states the number of threads in one square inch. We only use fabrics with a very high thread count. The dense thread count makes the fabric smooth, soft and durable.
4. Safe choice
In our products, we do use only down, that comes from farms that provide good, natural living conditions to the birds. The down that we use is a byproduct of meat production. The down is prewashed when it comes to our factory. Most of the down product manufacturers use this prewashed down in their products. But we have our own refinery in our factory, where we remove all the dust from the down, we wash it again without any harmful chemicals, and heat it to 125 degrees. That way we can make sure, that the down in our products is free from dust and all sensitizing ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions. All our down duvets and pillows are granted with the ‘allergy label’ awarded by the Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation.
You can safely sleep under our down duvets and lay your head on our down pillow. And also tuck your loved ones into bed.
5. Improves the quality of life
Good and adequate sleep is a vital luxury of life, because its significance to wellbeing and health is indisputable. Rest gives a chance for the body and mind to recover from tiredness and strain. Sleep strengthens the immune system and prevents stress. The amount of sleep effects also metabolism and hormonal balance. When we are sleeping the damages, especially in the important areas for memory, are remedied and connections are strengthened.
You can improve your quality of life significantly – now and in the future, by making your bed an inviting place for restful sleep, reading, and pleasureful relaxation. When you are well rested, you are more alert, your perception and concentration are better and your mood is higher. Learning is also easier and the memory works better.