You say the pillow is 70% goose feather/30% down. Please tell me specifically what type of down? What type of goose feather?
Candice Olson European Goose Feather and Down Pillow
Add a splash of luxury to your bed set with this Candice Olson feather-and-down pillow. Crafted from 100 percent cotton, this 300-thread-count pillow features an extravagant jacquard-scroll design and satin binding for a high quality look and feel.
ITEM#: 14697588Filled with an exclusive blend of goose down and goose feather, this pillow adds excellent support and comfort for a great night's sleep. The cover is a 100-percent cotton 300 thread count jacquard scroll fabric with beautiful platinum satin binding.Feel like you are sleeping on a cloud thanks to the pillow's 80-percent goose feather fill material. This pillow works well for people who like to sleep on their side or back. The curvy pattern and Jacquard weave highly complement your bedroom's design. The pillow is 18 inches wide and 2 inches deep, and comes in lengths varying from 24 to 34 inches.
- Set includes: Pillow, pillow protector
- Pillow type: Down
- Fabric construction: 100-percent cotton
- Fill material: 80-percent goose feather/ 20-percent down
- Construction: 2-inch gusseted sidewall with satin cord
- Thread count: 300 outer, 233 inner
- Firmness: Firm
- Type of sleeper: Side and back
- Weave: Jacquard
- Pattern: Scroll
- Color options: White
- Materials: 100-percent cotton
- Care instructions: Machine washable
- Standard: 18 inches wide x 24 inches long x 2 inches with 37 ounces of fill
- Queen: 18 inches wide x 28 inches long x 2 inches with 42 ounces of fill
- King: 18 inches wide x 34 inches long x 2 inches with 50 ounces of fill
Down and feather-filled products are packed tightly during shipping. Upon receipt, remove them from their packaging, fluff gently, and allow several hours to recover their full loft. In addition, being sealed in plastic packaging sometimes causes the scent of these natural products to concentrate to a disagreeable level. A few hours of airing usually removes the odor.
We recommend that this pillow is fluffed at least once a week to maintain down distribution.
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unlike some down & feather pillows, this one is a bit firmer....so take that into consideration....a lovely pillow.....extremely well made.Read More
I was first to purchase for myself after first night the pillows were purchased for my daughter and my mother absolutely best ever pillows for a good night sleep.Read More
I am in bed all the time and needed support yet softness. These 2 pillows fit the bill. The zippered protectors are of fine quality. The pillows are a bit smaller than expected but do not detract from the effectiveness. I highly recommend the pillow for daily or decorative use.Read More
This is a very nicely made pillow. I wanted so badly to love it. It really is beautiful. I took all the reviews at face value and jumped into the abyss, purchasing 2 King Candace Olson feather pillows, 2 Queen and 5 Standard. Oh what a mistake! Pillows are so subjective. I figured they must be wonderful with such overwhelmingly glowing reviews. I am sure they are very wonderful for very many people. Just not for me and my family. Universally we all thought they were waaay tooo hard. They fluff up beautifully indeed but compress to a brick. Each and every one of us had a crook neck. Unfortunately we could not return some of them because we had used them. Now we are stuck with pillows that don't satisfy the requisite fluff factor we need in our home. I'd be careful. These really are firm. The Queen the most so out of all of them. Whether this is a fluke or not, I just don't know. The Standard weren't so bad, but the Queen left something truly to be desired. Ouch! So in summation, for some this might be ideal, but for us, we cannot get use to them in any way shape or form. I'm definitely in need of a good massage to sooth out the kinks and stiffness.Read More
I purchased the Candice Olson Pillow as well as another brand that was about 4 times as expensive so I could compare them as both had similar descriptions. I was looking for a good quality down pillow that offered firm support for side sleepers. Although the Candice Olson pillow was the least expensive of the two, it had far better quality and support. These pillows fluff up nice and are super comfortable to sleep on in any position. I actually ended up buying a second Candice Olson Pillow and returned the more expensive one since the more expensive pillow just flattened out completely and offered no support even though they claimed it was full and firm.Read More
I was excited to received my 2 king size pillows. They are beautiful pillows and I had high hopes for a great nights sleep. After about an hour, the pillow feels hard under your head. I woke up several times punching the pillow trying to get it to be soft and fluffy. Sadly, I can't return them, they are open and used. A big waste of money. ($***.**)Read More
Quite possible the best pillow I have ever purchased. And I have bought a lot, including a Tempurpedic. I have always had neck pain when sleeping. I am mainly a side sleeper. And since using it, I have not woken up with any neck pain. I can't express how great that is.Read More
I fell right asleep with this pillow. retains its puffiness. no smell snf so comfortable.Read More
For any friend of mine who wants a high loft down and feather pillow, this is a good buy. It is a little higher than my husband or I am used to, but I wouldn't think of returning it. We have a lot of company and I'm sure one of them will love this "high and mighty' pillow. It would also be great for a bed prop when reading.Read More
If you like a firm pillow , this is the one for you.Read More
Questions & Answers
It is a natural and sustainable material. European white goose down, has a 300 thread count sateen weave 100 percent cotton cover.
what type of down is this? I'm looking for a pillow to replace mine that is 30 percent white Hungarian goose down
Thank you for the question.The cover is a 100-percent cotton 300 thread count jacquard scroll fabric with beautiful platinum satin binding. Set includes: Pillow, pillow protector Pillow type: DownFabric construction: 100-percent cottonFill material: 70-percent goose feather/ 30-percent downConstruction: 2-inch gusseted sidewall with satin cordThread count: 300 outer, 233 inner Firmness.
what's the fill power?
Thank you for your question and I apologize for the delayed response. There is no fill power rating for this product because it contains 70-percent goose feather and 30-percent down. To my understanding anything below 75-percent down has no fill power rating.
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