How to Choose a Down Pillow

When handcrafting your down pillows, our down is carefully
washed four times and de–dusted to be hypoallergenic —
less apt to cause an allergic reaction. This special process
costs more, but we want our pillows to be the very best.

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Step 1. Choose the Right Level of Firmness

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For stomach sleepers — extra soft to allow the head to sink to just the right level.

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For back and side sleepers who want a softer pillow to cushion the head.

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Medium & Overfilled

For back and side sleepers who want more support for the head and neck.

Step 2. Choose Your Down Pillow Fill

All of the down that we use has been carefully washed four times and de-dusted to be hypoallergenic — less apt to cause an allergic reaction. This special cleaning process costs more, but we want our pillows and comforters to be the very best.

Choose which down fill you prefer from the selection of Fill Power choices shown below.

50/50 Down Feather Blend

The best of both worlds! Hypoallergenic 50% White Duck Down / 50% Small White Duck Feather Blend is a great quality at a very reasonable price — and the perfect combination of the loft and softness from down and the support and spring-back qualities of small goose feathers.

900 European White Goose Down

Simply luxurious goose down. This fill is rare, so we only have a limited amount; we suggest you call us to check availability.

600 U.S White Duck Down

100% Duck Down from the USA. Fill power of cubic inches per ounce exceeds the quality of most goose down on the market.

1000 European White Goose Down

Our 1,000 Fill Power European White Goose Down is absolutely the finest down we've ever seen. It's so rare that we only have a limited amount – we have the North American bedding exclusive so you will only find this level of comfort at Cuddledown.

700 European White Goose Down

This exceptional down is softer and lighter than the best down sold by most competitors. A superior down distinguished by its insulating capacity and loft.

Reading & Throw Pillows

Our specialty pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and down or down/feather blend fills, and are ideal for decorating your home or providing additional support where you need it, whether it be reading in bed or lounging on the couch.

800 European White Goose Down

The special down we use in our highest quality pillows and comforters. Its absolutely the finest white goose down in the market. We constantly search Europe for this rare down, only buying small lots that meet our strict specifications.

Step 3. Choose from our Selection of Oeko-tex® Certified Downproof Fabrics

Certified Safe Fabric All of our pillow fabrics are certified by Oeko-Tex to be free of harmful chemicals to you and your family. Learn more about the Oeko-Tex certification.

Plus, as with any Cuddledown down product, a fabric that keeps the down and/or feathers in the pillow is essential. Imagine the nightmare of resting your head on a pillow that's leaking down and feathers...not our idea of a good night's sleep.

That's why all Cuddledown pillows are made with 100% guaranteed downproof fabric, and there are several different fabric qualities to choose from (shown on the list to the right).

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Video: How we make our down pillows

What Is "Fill Power"?

This is the number of cubic inches one ounce of down will fill; the higher the number, the higher the quality for a lighter, more resilient pillow.

We use fill power between 600 and 1,000, far exceeding our competitors.

Learn more about fill power.

Watch our Fill Power video.

Synthetic Pillows

If you are down-sensitive, try any of our synthetic pillows, made with our premium synthetic fill that lofts just like natural down. We make our down alternative pillows with the same care as our down pillows, and all carry our complete satisfaction guarantee. Shop synthetic pillows

If you are unsure whether you would prefer a down pillow or a down alternative pillow, read How to Choose a Down Alternative Pillow for more information on our down pillows.

Need Help Choosing?

Our "Perfect Pillow Picker" tool is designed to help you find the perfect pillow for your sleeping style, and fill and fabric prefences. From durable and budget-friendly cotton cambric to luxuriously soft heirloom silk, and from allergy-friendly synthetic, to 600 fill power duck down to rare and valuable eiderdown, we have pillows to meet every need and budget. Our "Perfect Pillow Picker" can also help you find the best pillow for your sleeping style.

Caring for Your Down Pillow

Proper care can extend the life of your down pillow by years. Learn how to care for your down pillow in our video guide, How To Care For Down Bedding. When you think your pillow is no longer providing you with the support that you need for optimum comfort, watch When to Replace Your Pillow.

Downproof Pillow Fabric Choices:

  • Batiste is extremely light in weight with excellent durability
  • Sateen brings the same drape and feel as our sateen sheets
  • Damask is an excellent quality at a great price
  • Cambric is a basic weave with an excellent value
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