To be honest, most feather and down pillows are not free from allergens. Bedding companies over the years have discovered that dust particles attached to feathers and down, not the feathers/down themselves, cause allergies to flare up. One company, in particular, has made it their mission to provide allergen-free feather and down bedding to their consumers. This company is Pacific Coast Feather Company®.
This company maintains thorough quality testing policies. Immediately after the feather/down reaches the United States, the product is tested to ensure their strict quality guidelines are met. They then place the feathers/down in large washers and begin their Hyperclean ™ process. They are then placed into drying bins. To ensure that all dust particles are removed, these feathers/down will run through this process 8 times.
The Pacific Coast Feather Company ® is the only feather/down bedding manufacturer to be endorsed by the American Lung Association ®.
Of course, even by going through a Hyperclean ™ process, allergens can still remain. For this reason, we always recommend using both a pillow protector and pillow shams to make sure that there is a minimal possibility of material getting out of the pillow. As an added benefit a pillow protector will also help your new pillow last longer.
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