In the world of bedding products, goose down tends to have a more valuable marketing image compared with duck down. Why is that so? According to IDFL, the world’s largest down and feather institute, goose generally tends to be a better product when compared to duck. However, in some situations, a high quality duck down can be better than a mediocre goose down.

Goose clusters are generally larger than duck clusters and typically come from older, larger birds. As a result, their down tends to produce higher fill powers, be more resilient and durable than duck down. Because a duck’s diet is usually more diverse (a goose only eats grass), goose down also tends to have fewer odor problems than duck.

Standard Fiber’s down and feather factory is registered and meets U.S. standards and guidelines. Clean and hygienic, our down and feather fills are tested and approved by the International Down and Feather Testing Lab (IDFL) lab before shipping from Japan..