Dauny Eiderdown Duvet - rarest, softest down
Eiderdown - the rarest, lightest and warmest down in the world.
A specialty from Billerbeck is precious Eiderdown duvets, which are produced under the Dauny brand. Billerbeck Schweiz AG is one of the leading manufacturers of the highest quality eiderdown duvets worldwide. Only the very best Icelandic eiderdown is carefully selected and cleaned by hand over the course of hours.
Without exception, these masterpieces are manufactured in Billerbeck Swiss atelier in elaborate, traditional handcraft and sold in over 30 countries worldwide.
Eiderdown, more valuable than gold
Eiders live in the most inhospitable of all landscapes. The bare chicks have to survive, surrounded by bitterly cold polar storms. Anyone who has ever weighed eiderdown in the palm of their hand will be amazed at its mysterious aura and a thoroughly skin-friendly feeling.
The eider lives mainly in Scandinavia, North America and Iceland in the wild and is under strict protection by farmers. The duck plucks the down itself to warm and cushion the nest for its brood. The down is much more delicate than conventional down and so light that you can only feel a handful of feathers with your eyes closed when your hand becomes warmer.
Eiderdown in Silk
Sleeping luxury in perfection. Caro design is sewn by hand. A selected team of experienced specialists sews, fills and checks every eiderdown quilt with love and care. The quality certificate guarantees the most exclusive and extraordinary sleep luxury from nature.
Eiderdown is One of Earth’s Most Prized Materials
From Iceland’s first viking settlers to European royalty, eiderdown has been prized throughout history for its astounding physical properties. It’s pure, quill-free softness, trapping air in a tangle of interwoven threads to create insulating pockets of Arctic-beating warmth.
Only 4000kg of eiderdown is produced each year. It’s scarcer than gold, platinum and diamonds – combined and multiplied. 75% of the world’s eiderdown comes from our native Iceland.
A fantastic episode on Eiderdaunen as seen on Galileo TV show:
|Eider Caro Superlight||Eider Caro Light||Eider Caro|
|160 x 210 cm||280 g||500 g||630 g|
|160 x 240 cm||320 g||579 g||720 g|
|200 x 210 cm||350 g||630 g||790 g|
|240 x 240 cm||480 g||860 g||
|100% silk, particularly high-quality satin made of fine mulberry silk. Crèpe satin in plain champagne.|
|Filling:||100% eiderdown from Iceland, hand-cleaned, disinfected in the steam bath and hand-picked. VSB standard.|
|Advantages:||Temperature regulating, NOMITE suitable for allergy sufferers|
|Washable:||60 ° C|
What is Eiderdwon?
In Iceland, there are certain areas where the eider ducks gather during the summer to lay eggs.
The farmers who own these areas provide sanctuaries for the ducks. They even create structures and habitats for the ducks to help them lay their eggs safely. They also protect the birds from predators like seagulls, minks, and foxes
When the eggs are close to hatching, the eider farmers take some of the eiderdown out of the nests and replace it with dry hay. When the bird and young leave the nest at the end of the summer, the farmer takes the rest of the eiderdown.
In this way, no birds are harmed during harvesting. The birds are completely wild and free, they arrive at the start of summer and leave by August.
Without man's help, many of the eggs would likely never hatch as they would get eaten by Iceland's natural predators. In fact, the eider duck would likely be at a high risk of extinction if it wasn't for the sanctuaries provided by the eider farmers.
The bird also really likes the presence of the farmers. They can walk through the fields and even touch the birds without problems.
Each bird nest produces about 15-17 grams of eiderdown per year, or about 0.5-0.6 ounces.
There are good reasons why the eiderdown is so valuable and why it's considered to be a high-end luxury product.
This is because it has several unique characteristics:
- Fiber structure: The fibers of the down are tangled together in a unique way.
- Softness: Eiderdown is incredibly soft, so soft that it feels like you're touching a cloud.
- Insulating: It has powerful insulating and temperature-regulating properties.
- Ligthness: Eiderdown is very light. It naturally expands and holds a lot of air while providing powerful insulation.
- Compression resistance: It is extremely resistant to compression, ensuring that duvets made from it will continue to stay fluffy.
It is hard to explain the incredible feeling of eiderdown in words. Holding and touching it is really an incredible experience, it feels like something from another world.
Eiderdown likely is the lightest, softest, warmest and most comfortable natural material on the planet.