The old world peasant custom of
gathering down for egg money is becoming a dying industry with
fewer textile manufacturers to produce the tightly woven fabric
needed to contain down. You can expect to pay more for an all-wild
waterfowl product compared to a product that uses synthetic fiber or
commercially harvested fill. Compare the size of Tulelake Pillow
Company's down with commercially harvested down and see for yourself.
Our silver dollar-sized wild plumules make softer,
fluffier pillows and comforters .
Commercially harvested down plumules are about
the size of a dime.
We collect the down and feathers for all of our
fine products from wild waterfowl.
Feathers and down harvested from
hunters in Tulelake and other California hunting clubs are
cleaned and prepared for your pillows and comforters.
A 10 pound Canadian Goose has about
six ounces of feathers, 20% of which is down. It takes 40-54
geese to provide enough down for one king-size comforter.
Pillows made with 100% wild waterfowl
feathers and down are far superior to any commercially made pillows.
Take the test and compare our
pillows with the rest. Compress a pillow with your fist for
five seconds. Since down won't stay compressed, the pillow should
return to its original shape in 20 seconds or less. Though it
is permitted by law to stuff pillows and comforters with rags
and other "fill" along with down, the Tulegoose Pillow Company
uses only 100% wild waterfowl feathers and down. Our all-down
pillow has about one and a half pounds of fluff - the down
from a dozen geese.