You may find bedding products marked with Downafresh® and Daunasan® on the international and the German-speaking market. Both brands document that those feathers and down used as filling material comply with EN 12935.
EN 12935 regulates the requirements for hygiene and purity for feathers and down.
Companies that are allowed to use Downafresh® and Daunasan® have to be examined by a hygienic laboratory for their processed feathers and down, they document the origin and processing of their filling material.
In addition, Downafresh® greenLine marks fillings of bedding items, which have been processed according to ecological criteria.
Only detergents which preserve the environment and the naturalness of the filling material may be used. The users of the brand Downafresh® greenLine are obliged to have their products checked regularly by an independent testing laboratory to ensure that the hygienic, clean and environmentally friendly requirements are met.
… bedding items with the Downafresh® brand are filled with feathers and down which have been cleaned before use by thorough water washing and dried at a temperature of at least 100 ° C? Thus, bedding with the Downafresh® sign complies with the hygiene requirements of the European standard EN 12935.
The mark Downafresh® greenLine means that the filling of the bedding items has been additionally processed according to ecological criteria.
Only detergents that preserve the environment and the naturalness of the filling material may be used.
Feathers and down are natural products which are obtained according to strict legal requirements and do not contain any harmful substances innately. Because of their natural properties – they are light and warm without weighting – they provide excellent thermal insulation and are therefore the ideal filling material for bedding.
A documentary traceability system proves that the filling material has been obtained according to applicable animal welfare laws.
At the end of the product life cycle, the filling material can be composted without any problem.
The companies listed below are manufacturers of products carrying the Downafresh® or Daunasan® label. They observe the strict requirements for feathers and down used as filling material, applying to both the purchase and the processing of the product of nature.
Albis Bettwaren AG
Alte Obfelderstrasse 69
ARO ARTLÄNDER GmbH
Ankumer Straße 12
Bettfedernfabrik Otto Keller GmbH & Co. KG
Avendruper Straße 37
Karl Sluka GmbH
Thanner Str. 28
OBB Oberbadische Bettfedernfabrik GmbH
Richard Behr & Co. GmbH
ROHDEX Bettfedern Handelsges. mbH & Co. KG
Treude & Metz GmbH & Co. KG
57334 Bad Laasphe
NORVIGROUP DENMARK A/S
Joutsen Finland Oy
Société Nouvelle INTERPLUME
Z. I. Terres Douces
85210 Sainte Hermine
FBZ Hungária Kft.
Kandó Kálmán utca 47
Hungaria Down Ltd.
Cserje sor 9
1822 bx Alkmaar
Gebr. Jonk BV
1131 AA Volendam
Van Niewenhuizen Feather and Down BV
3853 LP Ermelo
NORVIGROUP NORSK DUN AS
P.O. Box 4
Ul. Kilinskiego 8-18
Av. Santos e Castro, 130 A
70 Nasmyth Road
Southfield Industrial Estate
Glenrothes Fife KY6 2SD