Here at Cloth & Stitch, we prioritize affordability without compromising on quality. We offer affordable throw pillow inserts with Down Feather, Down Alternative, or 100% Poly filling. Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, our down pillow filling option is the most luxurious options, and our square down insert is our best-selling item on Cloth & Stitch! We are proud to offer a plush and durable down pillow for one of the most cost-effective price tags on the market. Continue reading to learn a little more about what goes into these fluffy pillows.
Down Makes a Difference
So what exactly is down? Down is the light and fluffy feathers found on ducks and geese, primarily on and around their chests. It helps to keep the birds warm while also helping waterfowl remain buoyant. Down should not be confused with duck feathers - both come from birds and are types of feathers, but are not the same texture, size, or shape. Down feathers are considerably softer and wispier with a more rounded shape; picture down as the fluff of a dandelion rather than the traditional flat feather shape. Down feathers also have much smaller and softer quills than regular bird feathers. The unique shape and texture of down feathers yields superior softness and fluffiness as a pillow filling, plus they retain their shape better with age and use than synthetics.
Quality Materials and Craftsmanship
Our high-quality down isn’t the only thing that sets your new C&S pillow insert apart from the rest. Many people hesitate to purchase duck feather pillows because they’re worried about the feathers poking them or coming out of the insert and making a mess over time. The shell of our down pillows is made of 100% tick-proof, 230 thread count polyester, meaning our quality feathers are staying in your pillows (where they belong!) Also, we know a pillow isn’t a great pillow unless it’s got plenty of fluff, so that’s why we stuffed ours with a generous 900 - 2200 grams of down/feather fill, depending on the size of the pillow you order. When you buy from Cloth & Stitch, know that you are supporting a small business. All of our pillow covers are handmade in our Massachusetts warehouse by a small but dedicated team of craftspeople.
Certified Quality and Ethics
Our down is imported from an exclusive manufacturer who follows our high standards in quality and consistency. This means we are not purchasing from some mass-producer of down whose quality we “make do” with, but rather we worked to find what feather specifications meet our specific standards and found a manufacturer that will strictly adhere to them.
Cloth & Stitch’s down feather pillow inserts are also certified by OEKO-TEX® to meet their Standard 100. OEKO-TEX® is a leader in testing who seeks to increase the trust and transparency between seller and consumer within the textile industry. Meeting Standard 100 means that our product “has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.”
Renowned for its durability, softness, and warmth, down is the standard in high-quality throw pillow filling. Thanks to Cloth & Stitch’s budget-friendly down blend, you don't have to miss out on experiencing the difference a down feather pillow makes because of the cost. Nonetheless, if down still doesn’t sound like the ideal fit for you or you’d like to simply learn about our other insert options, check out our blog about all of our pillow insert fillings here.