About Scandia Down
Scandia Down®, travels the world to find the finest fabrics and most
exceptional goose down, and bring them back to the United States to craft them
into the worlds most luxurious bed furnishings.
Our aim is to offer you the best down and bed linens possiblemore sumptuous,
more durable, more exquisite than anything else available. Youll find clouds
of premium white goose down, covered in silky soft, high-thread count tickings,
then finished with meticulous tailoring and attention to detail. We insist that
each comforter, pillow and featherbed covering is crafted from only the most
superb cottons and silks. The "breath-ability" of these natural materials helps
you sleep at a comfortable temperature and also makes our tickings soothingly
We also have the highest standards for down cleanliness. Our products contain
only premium down that has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to our
exacting specifications. The down we use in our products is cleaned using a
12-step cleaning process, one that we believe to be the highest cleaning
standard in the industry.
Our incomparable down offerings are also fully protected by our own Scandia
Down® Limited Warraty. This is your assurance of its high quality and
impressive performance. Plus, our renowned in-house maintenance and restoration
services will help your bedding stay beautiful for years to come. After all,
our fine products are designed to last a lifetime.
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Some FAQ's about Scandia Down
What is down?
Simply put, it's nature's finest insulator. Down keeps you cozy in winter and also provides a light breathable layer
in warmer weather. Unlike feathers, which are flat and 2-dimensional, down clusters are structured somewhat like snowflakes
with dozens of soft, fine filaments. Scandia Down® only uses premium down from mature birds that have superior
down clusters. As the filaments "loft" (expand and fluff), they create thousands of tiny warmth pockets, trapping air
and body heat, keeping you comfortable and making our down so luxuriously lightweight.
What does "fill power" mean?
Fill Power is a guide used to measure the size of the down clusters. The size of the clusters determines the down's
ability to "loft" (expand and fluff). It's the air between the clusters that keeps you warm. The larger the clusters of
down, the higher the fill power. High fill power down gives you more warmth with much less weight.
Is it possible to be allergic to down?
Most "down allergies" are actually caused by dust and impurities present in down and not the down itself. All down used
by Scandia Down® is purified in purified state-of-the-art equipment constructed especially to remove these allergens.
Are there any alternatives to down that are as luxurious as the real thing?
At Scandia Down® we think our hypoallergenic items are as plush and exceptional as our down filled products. Our down
free hypoallergenic comforters and pillows are filled with patented microfibers that
mimic the comfort, feel and warmth of natural goose down.
What distinguishes some qualities of down from others?
All down is not the same. Down from larger, more mature birds offers a higher "fill power" which simply means more
insulation and more warmth with much less weight. So, when comparing down comforters, fill power is a good measure of
What does baffle box construction mean, and why does it matter?
Most of our down comforter styles feature baffle box construction on
the inside. This special technique involves inserting fabric "walls"
between the top and bottom layers of the comforter fabric. The wall
creates a deeper interior for the down to loft (expand and puff) to
maximum fullness. The result keeps the down from shifting and creates
an even warmth with no cold spots.
How do I go about choosing a comforter?
A good rule of thumb in choosing a comforter is its warmth level:
Our light weight comforters -
ideal for warm climates, warmer bedrooms, or cool summer nights.
Our medium weight comforters -
ideal for most climates, cool nights or temperature controlled bedrooms.
Our ultra weight comforters -
thick and fluffy, designed for cold climates or for those who prefer little to no heat in their bedrooms.
How do I go about choosing a pillow?
Since everyone has a preferred way of sleeping, Scandia Down® has
designed each of our pillows with unique benefits depending on your
sleeping style. We recommend a soft pillow for stomach sleepers, a
medium density pillow for back sleepers and a firm density pillow for
What does "thread count" mean and why is it important?
Thread count is the number of threads in one square inch of fabric and helps determine the quality of the sheet. Quality
sheeting begins at 180 threads per square inch. The higher the thread count, the softer the "hand" or feel of the sheet and
the more pill-resistant it will be. Scandia Down® sheets range from 300 to 500 thread count, giving our sheets a silky,
soft and luxurious feeling.
Can I request a monogram on a Scandia Down® product?
Yes. We can monogram your new comforters, linens and towels.
Can Scandia Down® custom adjust the weight and firmness of my comforter or pillow?
Yes. At your request, we can add down to our comforters and add down to or remove down from our pillows.
How long does it take for my custom adjusted product to arrive?
Custom adjusted product is hand sewn and made to fit your tailored needs. It usually takes about 2 to 4 weeks to complete
an order. Our Custom Shop representative will provide you with a projected time when you place your order.
Are Scandia Down® products covered by a warranty?
Yes. All of our down and hypoallergenic filled products such as comforters, pillows and featherbeds are covered by our Limited Warranty.
How can I protect my comforter and pillow?
With proper care and cleaning, your comforter or pillow will give you years of comfort. We strongly recommend a duvet cover or pillow protector to extend the life of our products even more.
How should I clean my down or hypoallergenic comforter or pillow?
We strongly recommend that any of our down or hypoallergenic material filled products be professionally cleaned.
What is the benefit of a mattress pad and how should I choose one?
Mattress pads are designed to protect the mattress and add an
additional layer of comfort. When choosing a mattress pad, it is
important to decide on how much additional comfort you require. We
offer three choices, all of which provide different levels of comfort:
Our all cotton quilted pad- a good
level of support.
Our wool pad- better level of support
combined with additional warmth.
Our down and cotton pad - the best
level of support.