Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Down is the soft undercoating of waterfowl, consisting of numerous light, fluffy filaments growing from a quillpoint, but without the quill shaft.
Feathers and down are commercially obtained from ducks and geese which are primarily raised for the meat. We stress that the feathers used in Phoenix Down products are a by-product of the processing of the fowl.
Fill power is the number of cubic inches per ounce of down. Fill power ranges from 300-750 cubic inches per ounce. Phoenix Downuses a fill power of 650 or higher. Our fill power insures that our products are soft, light resilient, warm and fluffy.
Thread count equals the number of threads per square inch. Phoenix Down uses thread counts from 230-720 threads per square inch. The higher thread signifies a tighter weave for a softer feel to the fabric.
All of our down and feather products are hypo-allergenic as a result of our revolutionary Ultra Clean™ cleaningprocess that removes all dirt, dust and other impurities that can be found in most other down products.
Our UltraClean™ Process is Available in Fine Bedding Stores Nationwide.
All feathers and Down used in Phoenix Down products are washed 8-10 times with a special antibacterialdetergent before they are used in any of our products. Our strict standards are much higher than the standards required by the government. Our rigorous cleaning process removes all dirt and dust, creatingproducts that are consumer friendly.
- Down retains heat better then synthetics thus keeping you much warmer.
- It is very breathable so it will lift moisture away from the body, eliminating perspiration.
- Down is long lasting so you can enjoy your product for years to come.
- It is light and fluffy, so it will not feel heavy on your body.
- Down is very luxurious and comfortable, so it will improve your night’s sleep.
Phoenix Down uses several different types of construction:
- Baffled Box is considered to be the best type of construction. A baffle box is a small perpendicular wall that is sewn from top to bottom of the comforter where each square ends. This baffled wall allows the down to expand to its highest loft without any cold spots and is not able to shift.
- Sewn Through Box is when the fabric is stitched straight through the comforter. This keeps the down in place but does not create the same loft that a baffle box does. Typically, this construction is used for lighter weight comforters.
- Double Diamond construction is created by a computerized stitching pattern. This is similar to a sewn though construction because the down is held in place by the stitching. The double diamond stitch creates a very unique look because the comforter has the appearance of diamonds, instead of the usual square pattern.