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Daunasan® and Downafresh® are trademarks of the registered Association of the European Bedfeather and Bedding Industries documenting that the filling material complies with the European standard EN 12935 (“feather and down – hygiene and cleanliness requirements“). Companies using these brands have the down and feathers they process tested at a hygiene laboratory and document the origin and processing of the filling material.

1

Washing

Waschen

Down and feathers undergo 6 to 8 washing cycles for circa 1 hour ...

2

Drying

Trocknen

are subsequently dried at temperatures exceeding 100 °C and disinfected ...

3

Testing

Laboruntersuchung

... and finally thoroughly examined at the laboratory whether they meet the hygienic requirements.

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Clarity for the benefit of the consumer

Bedding products marked with the Downafresh brand are filled with feathers and down that were previously washed with water and dried at temperatures of at least 100°C. Hence, bedding products which carry the Downafresh label meet the hygienic requirements laid down in the European standard EN 12935.

Feathers and down are a product of nature. They are produced according to strict statutory provisions and originally do not contain any harmful substances. Their natural properties – they weigh little and keep you comfortably warm without burdening you – make for outstanding heat insulation. They are thus the perfect filling material for bedding products.

By means of a documentary traceability system it is established that the filling material was gathered in conformity with current animal welfare legislation.

During the processing only environment-friendly cleaning agents are applied which preserve the natural properties of the feathers and down. At the end of the product life cycle the filling material can easily be recycled.

The producers which use the Downafresh® label have undertaken to have their products regularly tested by an independent testing laboratory to check whether their products meet the requirements for hygiene and cleanliness.