The Featherbed is made to fit on top of your mattress so you will need to order the same size as your mattress.
The Featherbeds are filled with a Down & Feather combination. This gives it the firm support while still being soft and cushioning.
Contrary to popular belief, genuine allergies to down are not very common although they can of course occur. Most allergies attributed to down emanate from dust and the dust mite. All Granny Goose natural fill products are triple de-dusted as part of the exhaustive cleaning process. This coupled with the use of a tightly woven cotton downproof fabric prevents the dust mites from entering the casing.
On the basis of new scientific knowledge, this prejudice concerning the alleged negative properties of bedding filled with down and feathers bedding has had to be revised, or even completely reversed!
According to representative studies in Central Europe, in which hundreds of homes, bedrooms, beds, duvets and pillows were examined for house dust mite infestation and allergen content, it is now clear:
Sources: "Gutachten zur Einschätzung der Relevanz der Bettfedern -(Keratin) Allergie" Expert opinion on the assessment of the relevance of keratin allergy), Prof. Dr. med. Hofmann, Head of the Pediatric Institute of the University Hospital of Frankfurt am Main. "House dust mite allergen in pillows", expert opinion of the Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand. "Ökologische Untersuchungen zur Hausstaubmilbenallergie" (Ecological Studies of the Allergy to House Dust Mites), Prof. Dr. Dr. H. W. Jürgens, Anthropological Institute of the University of Kiel.
The Featherbed is machine washable but it is large and you will probably need to take it to a laundromat with an industrial sized machine. If you need to spot wash, wash the soiled area over a bucket of warm water and dry outside. It is best to use a mattress protector so not to have to wash too often.