Their down jackets are worn not only in Russia but also in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland, Norway), South Korea, India, Slovenia, Chile, Latvia and even in Israel. We have a unique chance to see how they are produced.
No other material can be compared with down, neither according to its weight nor to its transport capacity.
In the shop
They apply special membranous material. The ready clothing can only be washed, dry-cleaning is not allowed.
Goose down is cut off from an alive bird.
The down is pressed and then it must rise up to the necessary level. That’s how it is tested.
This very characteristic, “Fill Power”, is the main feature of quality determination. Max. content of down is 93%.
Production. Hands and experience – the only things they need.
Jacket cover consists of 300-800 details. They leave special holes through which they fill the clothes with down. There are no through seams, a needle never pierces the fabric through.
Down shop. First collars are taped.
Then special sacks are filled with down and then put into jackets. So feathers will never appear on the jacket surface.
Goose down made in Russia is used. It undergoes 18 stages of processing.
Eider down jackets are made individually. Such a jacket costs more than 150 000 rubles (5 000 USD).
Annually 4 tons of eider down is collected around the world. 1 kg costs 2 thousand euros if bought by wholesale. Each jacket demands 450 g. Thus 9 thousand of jackets can be made each year.
As opposed to goose down eider gown does not scatter in the air if a jacket is cut, for example.
Down is lighter and warmer but it’s not ideal. Such clothes cannot be worn in places with high humidity.
Pressure air is the best way to get rid of the down.
Final cleaning of jackets
Production department. Here new models appear.