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The bedroom is a sanctuary and the bed its most intimate space—a haven where you rest, recharge, and dream. Perfecting your bed with the world’s finest linens has been our purpose at Matouk since 1929. With our Down Collection, we are pleased to extend our passion and expertise to the pillows and comforters that lie at the core of your ultimate night’s sleep.

Our Collection

Our Down Collection strengthens our commitment to offering the finest bed linens that appeal to a wide range of sleeping styles and needs. Our pillows and comforters are available in both down and down-free options, and in a variety of weights; we offer our full range of comforters in custom sizes. Every Matouk down piece is meticulously finished with the finest fabric shell and then tested to ensure that fit and breathability meet our exacting standards. Comfortable, long lasting, luxurious and incomparably constructed, our pillows and comforters will enhance every night and day you spend with them.

Eco Story

Our Down Collection is created with an unparalleled dedication to environmentally conscious practices that inform every detail of the manufacturing process. The down, sourced exclusively from the best European farms, is cleaned and sanitized thoroughly, according to exacting specifications. Our pillows and comforters are then produced in a facility that utilizes solar power, biodegradable detergents and the pure spring water of the adjacent Swiss Alps.

The Partnership

Crafting down pillows and comforters requires a fine-tuned balance of traditional artisanship and modern innovation. We searched the world for the right partners to produce our Down Collection and found them high in the Alpine nation of Liechtenstein at a company called Dorbena. Like Matouk, Dorbena is a multi-generational, family-operated company that is steadfast in its commitment to responsible manufacturing and impeccable quality.

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Down Collection FAQ and Care Instructions
  • What is the difference between down and feathers?

    Down is the soft, fluffy insulating layer under the feathers of waterfowl such as ducks and geese. Airy and light, down has tiny fibers that radiate out from its center (called a plumule). Down filaments form clusters that can trap air and easily absorb and release moisture, making down an extremely effective insulator. Feathers, which come in various sizes, have quills, which offer more support and elasticity, which is why feathers are mainly used in pillows. Unlike down, feathers do not have effective insulating properties.

  • What does “fill power” mean?

    The quality of down can vary significantly. Fill power measures the volume that one ounce of down takes up when it reaches its maximum expansion, also known as loft. A higher fill power means that a product contains a larger down cluster, which results in a lighter, loftier product and greater insulation value. For example, one ounce of 800 fill power goose down will expand to 800 cubic inches of loft. One ounce of 600 fill power down will loft to 600 cubic inches. High fill power is a good indication of high quality down. Fill power is different than fill weight, which measures only the heft of the down, but does not indicate the quality of its loft.

  • What sets your down apart from other down?

    The Matouk Down Collection was created with one uncompromising goal: It would be not just luxurious, but undisputedly the best in its class. We carefully selected our trusted European manufacturing partners knowing that they shared this goal, made evident by their relationships with the best European duck and goose down suppliers that provide the highest quality down available. We are able to trace the origin of every item in our Down Collection to the farms in Europe where the down is sourced. This is an extraordinary measure that assures our down is both of the highest quality and also that it is certified to be from humane suppliers.

    The integrity of the partnerships we form, along with their manufacturing practices, are equally important to us. Our down manufacturing partner in Europe, Dorbena, like Matouk, is a family-owned company that aligns with our own core values and beliefs. Dorbena produces and manufactures our Down Collection in a facility with high environmental standards, including the use of solar energy, clean Alpine water, and biodegradable washing agents. All textiles and accessory components are certified as Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which ensures that no chemicals harmful to human health are used.

  • How is your down harvested and cleaned?
 Is it eco-friendly?

    Matouk and Dorbena, our down manufacturing partner in Europe, are committed to using down that is harvested in a sustainable, humane manner. All of the down used in Matouk’s Montreux, Valletto, and Chalet lines are a by-product of the food industry. For our made-to-order Edelweiss comforters and pillows, eiderdown is collected by hand from the abandoned nests of wild Icelandic eider ducks. The birds breed on protected sites, and harvesting does not disturb the nesting sites or the birds. After being collected, our eiderdown is cleaned without chemical additives.

    As a member of the Swiss Bedding Manufacturer’s Association, Dorbena is legally committed to using down from European suppliers that never source from live-plucked or force-fed ducks and geese. Dorbena is also a member of Downpass, the industry leader in certifying that high quality down and feather fills are ethically harvested and come from a strictly controlled and traceable supply chain. The facility in which our Down Collection is produced is also committed to a healthful ecology. Fifty percent of the facility’s electrical power is supplied through solar energy, and only local Alpine mountain spring water is used in cleaning and processing the down. Furthermore, Dorbena uses only biodegradable detergents.

    The facility in which our Down Collection is produced is also committed to a healthful ecology. Fifty percent of the facility’s electrical power is supplied through solar energy, and only local Alpine mountain spring water is used in cleaning and processing the down. Furthermore, Dorbena uses only biodegradable detergents.

    By fully integrating production, Dorbena ensures the consistent delivery of high-quality, clean products that are good for you, your family, and the environment.

  • Is duck down as luxurious as goose down?

    While both duck and goose down can be of varying levels of quality, all of the down sourced for our Matouk Down Collection is of the highest quality available. In fact, the duck down we use, which is sourced from the finest farms in France, is higher quality than many goose downs on the market. We use premium duck down in our Montreux collection of pillows and comforters, an excellent entry point into the Matouk Down Collection.

  • What is eiderdown and what makes it special?


    Eiderdown is the small, soft, brown down from the breast of the female eider duck. The female fills her nest with this extremely lofty and lightweight down to protect her against the harsh, windy conditions of Iceland, where our eiderdown comes from. Unlike other types of down, eiderdown does not protect the duck from cold but instead serves as insulation for the offspring.

    Each spring, eider ducks return to the same Icelandic breeding grounds, located on protected sites where farmers look out for their nests. Eiderdown is an environmentally friendly material that is hand-collected by farmers from abandoned wild eider duck nests; no harm is done to the bird or its eggs. After it is collected, eiderdown is immediately dried and cleaned without chemical additives, and feathers and any straw residue are removed by hand.

    Eiderdown clusters stick together, providing excellent insulation, but also allowing body heat and moisture to pass through extremely easily. Its clusters are larger and finer and have denser flakes than any other type of down; it’s so fine that it will not poke through silk. These qualities make eiderdown perfect for comforters – it’s warm and soft but never traps heat, allowing the body to remain at a consistent temperature, which is ideal for a luxurious and unparalleled sleep experience.

  • What does “baffle box construction” mean and how does it affect the performance of a comforter?

    Baffle box construction refers to the way the interior fabric of a comforter is sewn. Within each square of a comforter, fabric walls create boxes – the baffles – that ensure down is evenly distributed and prevent it from shifting or clumping. For example, our Chalet Twin All Season comforter has 48 squares, each with baffled construction. Each square is connected to the next via its sidewall, ensuring that down is distributed uniformly throughout the comforter for maximum comfort. Baffle box construction differs from quilted construction, where the top of the fabric of a comforter is sewn directly to the bottom piece.

  • What season or weight of comforter should I choose?

    Our comforters are available in a variety of different weights. Where you live, how the climate in your home is controlled, and your personal preference will ultimately determine which weight is right for you. The general characteristics of each are as follows: All Season comforters are ideal for most climates, as well as temperature controlled rooms. Summer Weight comforters work best for warm climates, warm bedrooms, and hot summer nights. Choose our Winter Weight down if you live in a cold climate or will be sleeping in a cold space. Of course, if you tend to get hot even in winter or cold in the summer, your choice of weight will vary from these suggestions.

  • Why choose down-alternative?

    The down used in our Down Collection is cleaned and sanitized according to the highest standards to ensure comprehensive hygienic protection for your health and sleep. This careful process protects against mites, bacteria, mildew, and odors, and is appropriate for most allergy sufferers.

    Still, some people prefer our luxe synthetic fills for their easy care, washability, and fast drying time. Synthetic fill is also free of animal products and may also best suit asthmatics and certain allergy sufferers. Our innovative poly-fill uses special, ultrathin fibers that are extremely soft and deliver the comfort of down.

  • Which pillow firmness is right for my sleeping style?

    Which pillow is right for you is a question of sleeping style and personal preference. The following guidelines can help determine which firmness will best suit you. Soft pillows are best for for stomach sleepers, while medium firmness pillows are excellent for those who sleep on their backs. Firm pillows are best suited for side sleepers, as they offer additional neck and head support.

  • What is a 3-chamber pillow? How is it different from a regular sleeping pillow?

    Three-chamber pillows are constructed to furnish maximum support. These pillows combine the fluffiness and softness of down and the support and elasticity of feathers. An inner chamber is filled with pliable, flexible feathers that offer excellent support, while outer chambers are filled with plush down for extraordinary softness. Three-chamber pillows are a superb option for the person who wants the comfort of down, but also requires the additional support of a firm pillow.

  • Why do you offer different types of shells for various products in your Down Collection?

    Encasing the pillows and comforters in our Down Collection in various textiles prevents down and feathers from poking through the fabric. The challenge is to create a fabric that is impervious to feathers, but is also light, soft and breathable. The lighter a textile is, the more a duvet or pillow can breathe, which allows for increased comfort while sleeping. As moisture leaves the body through the skin, some of it goes into the fabric and the down. The more breathable the fabric is, the better this natural acclimatizing process works.

    The type of textile chosen depends on the quality of down to be contained within. Larger down clusters with high fill power can be paired with the finer weave of a highly breathable fabric, for example, because loftier down clusters won’t poke through the textile. Fabric that guarantees air circulation and prevents feathers from poking through is called “downproof.” The down and downproof textiles in our duvets and pillows can be thought of as comprehensive systems; the two components are carefully fitted together according to their unique qualities.

  • Do you offer custom sizes?

    Yes. Comforters are available in custom sizes with 6–8 weeks lead time. Please contact our Customer Service department at customercare@matouk.com for a quote. They’ll be happy to help you.

  • How should I care for down?

    Properly caring for pillows and comforters will extend the life of your Down Collection products. High quality duvet covers, pillow protectors, and pillowcases or shams, such as those from the Matouk Collection, should always be used and will protect your comforters and pillows. Washing bed linens regularly will also help protect your Down Collection items.

    We also recommend shaking out duvets after waking up each day, which helps any moisture absorbed while sleeping to evaporate more easily and will prolong the life of your duvet. Do not expose your Down Collection comforters and pillows to direct sunlight, and never beat comforters or pillows to fluff or freshen them, as this can damage the down inside.

    Our Libero, Montreux, Valletto, and Chalet comforters and pillows can be machine washed in cold water on the gentle cycle in a front load washing machine. Never use bleach or fabric softener. Tumble dry on low heat. It is essential that duvets and pillows are dried completely after washing, which helps prevent the down from clumping and precludes any mold from growing, extending the life of your down bedding. The comforters and pillows in our Edelweiss line must be professionally cleaned. Please refer to our Down Collection Care and Cleaning section below for detailed cleaning instructions.

  • How should I store Down Collection comforters and pillows?

    When not using your down, place it back in its original Matouk packaging or in loose, breathable storage bags and store in a cool, dry place. Do not compress down during storage, which will negatively affect loft.

  • Why use a pillow protector?

    We recommend using our Matouk pillow protectors, which will extend the life of your luxury pillows by protecting them from dirt and oil that can collect over time. Pillow protectors are also easy to clean more frequently, making it easier to care for your Matouk Down Collection pillows.

  • DOWN COLLECTION CARE AND CLEANING


    We recommend always using your Down Collection comforters and pillows with Matouk duvet covers, pillow protectors, and pillowcases or shams. These will prolong the life of your luxury comforters and pillows by protecting them from the dirt and oil that can collect over time. Washing bed linens regularly will also help protect your Down Collection items. When following these procedures, cleaning your Down Collection duvets and pillows is recommended not more than once per year.

    To extend the life of your Down Collection duvets, shake them out after waking up each day, which helps any moisture absorbed while sleeping to evaporate more easily. Do not expose Down Collection comforters and pillows to direct sunlight, and never beat comforters or pillows to fluff or freshen them, as this can damage the down inside. Instead, gently fluff comforters and pillows regularly to avoid clumping and allow the down to be at it’s full loft. This helps ensure the best insulation and comfort for your sleep experience.

  • Storage

    When not using your down, place it back in its original Matouk packaging or in loose, breathable storage bags and store in a cool, dry place. Do not compress down during storage, which will negatively affect loft.

  • Cleaning Instructions

    When cared for properly, the products in our Down Collection should only require cleaning once per year or less frequently. While our Libero, Montreux, Valletto, and Chalet lines may be machine washed, the comforters and pillows in our Edelweiss line must be professionally cleaned.

    Our Libero, Montreux, Valletto, and Chalet comforters and pillows can be machine washed in cold water on the gentle cycle in an adequately sized front load washing machine using a small amount of mild detergent. (Too much soap can strip the down of its natural oils; be sparing.) We recommend running comforters and pillows through two rinse cycles to ensure that all soap has been washed out. Never use bleach or fabric softener. Always remove duvet covers and pillow protectors before washing.

  • It is essential that duvets and pillows are dried completely after washing.

    This will prevent the down from clumping and preclude any mold from growing.

    Dry comforters and pillows on low heat in a large or extra-large capacity dryer or line dry out of direct sunlight. Machine drying may take a few hours. Adding wool dryer balls or a few clean, new tennis balls tucked into clean socks into the dryer will help gently fluff the down as it dries.

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