2 x Silentnight Luxury Duck Feather Pillows £10 @ Tesco Direct
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2 x Silentnight Luxury Duck Feather Pillows £10 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 28th Jul 2013
Duck feather pillows are lovely to sleep on & these are a good brand and are machine washable :-)

''The Silentnight Luxury feather pillows feature a filling of natural duck feathers for optimum comfort. Offering gentle support for a great night's sleep, with a cotton percale cover, the pillow twin pack is machine washable and can be tumble dried.''

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they can smell these type of pillows

I made the mistake and bought some of these a short while ago. They stunk and forever stab me in the face when I lay on them. Much prefer Goose down pillows but then there is a price difference.

simplyjimbo

I made the mistake and bought some of these a short while ago. They stunk … I made the mistake and bought some of these a short while ago. They stunk and forever stab me in the face when I lay on them. Much prefer Goose down pillows but then there is a price difference.



+1

Some poor reviews on site. Going flat and lifeless very quick. And need more filling. But don't we all.

These protectors works really well with feather pillows:)

argos.co.uk/sta…L01

Original Poster

If anyone likes feather duvets Home Bargains do a double one for £19.99 which is a really good price , can order online as well ; http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/6506-sleep-ease-duck-feather-135-tog.aspx

I went for a slightly more expensive one from TJ Hughes as it contained down as well and seemed a bit more luxurious ; http://www.tjhughes.co.uk/13-5-tog-duck-feather-down-duvet

I personally love duck feather duvets and pillows for comfort and warmth and love the texture and feel of them and that crackly sound they make which I miss with normal duvets!!!

buying Feather/down products means you support pure animal cruelty & torture. Google how they get the feathers from the birds, it's horrific.

Original Poster

So what sort of NATURAL filling can be used rather than synthetic , I like the natural products for warmth and comfort but had no idea any cruelty was involved as thought feathers and down was a by product of ducks or geese , which I do enjoy eating by the way (_;)

jumpinoffthbed

buying Feather/down products means you support pure animal cruelty & … buying Feather/down products means you support pure animal cruelty & torture. Google how they get the feathers from the birds, it's horrific.



Well it's a good job I don't care then

Unfortunately it's not a by product its ripped from their bodies
Have a look at this
Synthetic alternatives are just as warm & comfy & non allergic so better for you. Also when down gets wet it is completely useless unlike its alternatives. As someone above mentioned feather eventually starts to escape making the product uncomfortable. Personally I have silent night pillows & duvet with bounceback filling & it's the most comfortable I have ever found & I tried all sorts including down.

Also
think about what duck you eat

xmubzx

Well it's a good job I don't care then



Congrats on the most pointless comment ever made lol, go have a lie down

jumpinoffthbed

Congrats on the most pointless comment ever made lol, go have a lie down



I will take a lie down, and rest my head on a goose feather pillow

I alwyas get my pillows from Dunelm Mill now. Great selection and plenty of samples on display. Bought some Silent Night pillows from a deal here last year and they were terrible.

Original Poster

Dunelm Mill and a few other places do 2 for £10 as well but non branded ones

I usually trust the name Silentnight and 'luxury' but probably shouldn't

My daughters Silentnight duck feather pillows she got with her duvet are fine , not over filled but not flat either and I got her some quilted pillow covers so the feathers don't poke through now , she does have to double up her duvet covers though and uses an old one underneath as a protector & she finds the duvet REALLY warm , much better than her old synthetic ones & I think she has been converted (_;)

If you are against duck feather / down items why have you 'tried' them then??? lol

I clicked on this as my wife likes feather pillows and we need a couple more - however that video is pretty grim - will be thinking twice!!

As much as I sympathise with the comments about animal cruelty, I just can't use synthetic fillings as they get too hot.

I have some goose feather and down pillows from Sainsburys, and you'd like to think they source the material in the same way they source their gooses to sell as meat.

Either way, I'd prefer not to use that type of pillow fillings, in the same way I'd prefer not to eat meat, but that's the choice I've knowingly made, and can only hope that Sainsburys are kind to the animals (if they weren't I imagine we'd have heard about it by now).

I personally would have no issue with an ethically sourced natural pillow, I also eat meat.

To be honest I don't think until today it has ever crossed my mind how the feathers for a pillow are obtained - I guess I had always just assumed by product of a bird destined for food....

I guess in today's world where there are companies based in less regulated countries willing to do whatever it takes to earn extra ££££ it difficult to keep track or know where all of your purchases come from.

Of course that video is not pleasant but I also have no idea how widespread that practice is - I would especially think someone like John Lewis for example would want to know their supply chain and not put up with this abuse
Edited by: "DuncanMiller" 29th Jul 2013

Like most people I assumed it was a by product until someone told me the truth, so I'm just glad I didn't find down to be the best. Low tog duvet for summers & a 13 tog for winter is the way for me, I also would hate to have a duvet or pillow I couldn't wash a couple of times a year (Google dust mite droppings to find out why your pillow is twice the weight you bought it at).

a lot of sourcing is hidden from by companies for obvious reasons.
the practice of live-plucking ducks and geese does live on at factory farms in countries such as China, Poland and in feather powerhouse Hungary, where PETA estimates that 50 percent of down and 40 to 45 percent of feathers have been live-plucked by experienced "rippers" who are paid piece-rate.
news program called "Kalla Fakta" ("Cold Facts") ran a two-part expose on the down harvesting industry in 2009. The documentary claimed that 50 to 80 percent of the world's down market comes from live-plucked birds.
IKEA independently verified the figures, found them to be accurate and, as a result, canceled an order of down-filled furniture from China, a nation that produces 80 percent of the world's down and feathers

Shocking video. Certainly put me off buying.

Banned

Memory foam all day long! Doesn't involve torturing pure ducks! Cold!

powerful_Rogue

Shocking video. Certainly put me off buying.



Ordered and then canceled on customers reviews on tesco website ,noisy and not enough feathers in them .

This is an eye opening film >

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358456/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Animals are a living commodity, humans will use other humans in horrific barbaric ways, as humans we value animals lower than ourselves, so if we can easily commit atrocities against one another, then humans won't have any problem using and/or abusing animals.

xmubzx

Well it's a good job I don't care then



No it just means you lack empathy, as a human it's generally regarded as an excellent quality to possess, interestingly serial killers/murderers are able to suppress empathy in their brains according to new research, which means in the future we might be able to actualise empathy in the brain of people that are seemingly devoid of empathy. I suppose you can think of a person that lacks empathy as not being a complete person.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 29th Jul 2013

Banned

fishmaster is right

I also lack the ability to empathise with ducks and I'm currently serving life for triple murder

Original Poster

I agree most people care about cruelty to animals , but what about cruelty towards our fellow MAN???

I do feel guilty now about my duck feather pillows and have recently ordered a double duck and down duvet , but guilty enough not to use them or return the duvet , no , so I will just have to live with it

Obviously would wish or prefer it if they were sourced humanely but am not directly responsible and am not an animal activist and have enough trouble with how humans treat each OTHER , let alone animals!!!

I also lack the ability to empathise with ducks and I'm currently serving life for triple murder



You killed 3 ducks ???
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