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  • What is the origin of the Down and Feather Dyne use in their bedding?
    • Dyne down and feather is independently sourced in Europe by Peter Kohl and Artlander who have been operating for over 100 years. The geese and ducks are bred on free range farms roaming free of cages whilst temperatures regularly plummet well below freezing. This in turn produces a very large and mature down. The down and feather is then treated and processed so that they are completely chemical and bacteria free giving you peace of mind in using you or bedding. Please see the Certifications that our suppliers are proud to have.
  • Are your products environmentally friendly and chemical free?
    • Most definitely. Dyne down and feather is independently sourced in Europe by Peter Kohl and Artlander who have been operating for over 100 years. The feather and down in guaranteed to be treated at a minimum core temperature of 130 degrees Celsius without the use of any chemicals, this ensures that any bacteria are eliminated and you are not sleeping with potentially harmful chemical residue. Please see the Certifications that our suppliers are proud to have. Our fabric is also manufactured to OEKO-TEX standard 100 which ensures no chemicals are used in its manufacture.
  • What is Fill Power?
    • Fill Power is a term used that tells the quality and insulating value of the down. Technically fill power is a measurement of the amount of space 28grams of down will occupy in cubic inches when allowed to reach its maximum loft. The higher the fill power the higher the quality of down.

      To test for fill power in Europe 28grams of down is placed in a 289mm diameter cylinder and then a compression weight of 94 grams is placed on this down, the level that the compression stops gives the fill power rating.

      The difference between European testing and American testing is the diameter of the cylinder used. In the US they use a 241mm diameter cylinder and a 68gram compression weight therefore the down will loft higher and give a higher fill power reading. This is why we have noted both the European fill power and the US fill power rating to ensure you are fully informed on your purchase.

  • What is the difference between Down and Feather?
    • Down is the soft under plumage (a layer of insulation underneath feather) that geese and ducks have to keep them warm and dry, it is a three dimensional cluster that can trap air in its filaments creating loft and warmth for very little weight. Feather is two dimensional and has very little ability to trap air therefore it becomes more of a weight warmth. This is why a feather quilt is so much heavier that a down quilt for equivalent warmth.
  • Duck Down or Goose Down - that is the question
    • A duck is a smaller bird than a goose and normally produces a smaller down cluster therefore for equivalent warmth in a quilt you need a higher fill weight. A mature goose down also has a stronger down cluster giving you the ultimate in lightness, warmth and longevity. In saying this a lower quality goose down can be surpassed by a higher quality duck down. Our Polish goose down with a European fill power of 850 will give you the ultimate bedding.
  • Pure down (100%) fact or fiction
    • Except for eiderdown that is handpicked, almost all commercially available down is machine sorted. Machines separate the down from the small feathers by air suspension, lighter materials floating into the higher down content chamber, while heavier materials (feathers) fall to the lower chamber. It is near impossible to separate the small neck feathers from the down so all down quilts will have a small (5 – 10%) component of the small neck feather.

      This small neck feather is not spiky and really cannot be felt in a good quality down quilt or pillow. In the past the Australian Standard for classifying down allowed a differential of 15% meaning if your quilt was labeled 100% down it may only have been 85%, luckily for consumers this classification was changed and the percentage of down must now be the actual percentage used.

  • Where are your quilts and pillows manufactured?
    • All of our down and feather products are manufactured at our Melrose Park factory in South Australia. We make all our quilts & pillows to order to ensure that we can cater for any individual requirements and that we can also offer all of our clients the highest after sales service available
  • I have Ashtma can I use a down quilt?
    • Dust mite faeces is a significant irritant to millions of asthma and allergy sufferers around the world. Researchers in New Zealand have discovered that synthetic quilts and pillows contain seven times more allergens than traditional feather and down bedding. Scientists at Wellington School of Medicine believe that the difference comes because of the looser weave of material containing synthetic bedding, allowing dust mite allergens to pass through freely and remain in your bedding. Whereas the closely woven fabric that houses feather and down prevents the penetration of these dust mite allergens.

      If you are still unsure we will gladly send a sample to you to test before you purchase your bedding from us.

  • Why can there be such a price difference between quilts?
    • People often ask us how some retailers can sell down quilts so cheaply whilst others seem to charge so much more. Down does come in different qualities and high quality will come at a cost but offers considerably more comfort and longevity. Many quilts on the open market do not give full disclosure of what is in a product whereas all Dyne products will give exact down percentages and fill weights.

      Another cost factor is the cleanliness of the down, the more the down is washed, degreased, sorted and dried the cleaner and more sterile the down is. These steps cost money and many manufacturers take short cuts to lower their costs.

  • What if my partner and myself have different warmth requirements?
    • We can easily fix this problem with our Marriage Saver quilts. The quilts have a different warmth rating on each side to cater for those who sleep at different ambient temperatures.

      Please see our His - Her (Marriage Saver) Quilt to choose the perfect bedding for your requirements.

  • Are baffle boxed quilts a good idea?
    • Over the past few years they have become very popular as the filling is RESTRICTED in the individual squares. Note the word RESTRICTED that is used by retailers, this is because each square has a small fill hole that cannot be sewn off and the filling will eventually move out of the centre squares to the sides and cannot be moved back. This also means that if you purchase a quilt and the warmth is not right there is nothing that can be do adjust it.
  • What are the advantages of a channel design quilt?
    • There are four main advantages:

      1. A channel design allows you to have control over the warmth that you need throughout the seasons. This means on warmer nights you can brush the filling away from the body to reduce the warmth and on colder nights fluff it back up over you to stay snuggly and warm.

      2. You can also take advantage of our 12 month adjustment service, this means that if your quilt is not quite the right warmth for you we can adjust accordingly.

      3. As our body changes over time or if you move to a different climatic area the channel design can be adjusted to suit the changes that occur over time.

      4. The channel design allows us to maintain your quilt with proper rejuvenation every 3 – 5 years.

  • I live interstate can I still get my bedding rejuvenated?
    • You most certainly can. We have many clients that post their quilts and pillows back to us for rejuvenation. When we receive your bedding we will assess then give you a ring with the costing options and only proceed on your approval. We process our interstate goods within 48 hours to ensure you are not without your bedding for an extended period of time.