Why Is Goose Down So Expensive?

April 22, 2014
Back by popular demand...

At Au Lit Fine Linens, we take pride in educating our customers on every aspect of our products. With that in mind, the global demand for goose down has skyrocketed due in large part to the growing popularity of down-filled ski jackets. As such, the limited supply of white goose down has caused prices to spike dramatically, with more increases on the horizon.

"An increase in the price of down filling is forcing apparel and bedding makers to re-engineer their goods, search for alternatives or warn retailers they'll have to pass along the higher costs…" — The Wall Street Journal

We are working with our partners to give you the best prices we can without ever sacrificing genuine quality. We understand this price increase is substantial, but we want you to know that we will not cut corners on the quality of our filling.

Rest assured, you are always investing in a quality sleep experience with Au Lit's down products.

Introducing our new Luxury Down-top featherbed!

April 17, 2014

As much as we love sleeping on a featherbed, we're not fans of being poked in the back by sharp feather quills while we sleep. Which is why we are super excited to introduce our new featherbed, which has an ingenious down pillow-top. The down pillow-top protects you from those painful quills, without taking away any firmness from the featherbed itself.

 Luxury Down-top Featherbed:
White Duck Feather filled bottom.
600 Loft White Duck Down filled top.
100% White Cotton, 240 Thread Count shell.
Baffle box construction.
5 year Guarantee.
Made in Canada.All of our down and feather products are guaranteed hypo-allergenic. For sizing information, view our size chart.

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House & Home May 2014: A Blank Canvas for Artful Living

April 09, 2014

We were thrilled to see our bedding featured in House & Home's story, A Blank Canvas for Artful Living. Suzanne Cohons beautiful bedroom was the perfect canvas for our Versailles and Loft 2 Line in white on white embroidery.

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3 Things to Know About Your Duvet

April 07, 2014

1. Choose pure white goose down with a loft of 500+. There shouldn't be any feathers in a good duvet. Feathers are heavy and have quills which will poke through the fabric. Down clusters are light and airy, and do not have quills. 

More importantly, make sure it's approved by the Down Association (in Canada it's DownMark and the label will be sewn into the product.) This ensures that the manufacturer is accurately stating the contents of their products on their labels. All of our products are certified, so when we say 'pure white goose down', you know that's exactly what you'll be getting.

2. The shell should be a high enough thread count to prevent leaking and noisy crunching. We recommend anything above 300+ Thread Count, preferably in a cotton satin. The softer the shell, the more light and airy the duvet will be. (Keep that in mind when purchasing your duvet cover too.)

3. The construction should be baffle box (not channels) to prevent clumping. You want to make sure the down is evenly distributed so there are no cold spots. (Tip: Fluff your duvet when you make your bed everyday to keep it looking great.)

To learn more about down, visit our Down Product guide.

Reminder that our Pillow and Duvet Sale is on now until April 30th. 25% Off all Pillows and Duvets.

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Rowenta Linen Care Products

April 03, 2014



A new selection of Rowenta products have arrived at the store. Rowenta is the industry leader of linen care. When it comes to steaming and ironing, their revolutionary designed products are unmatched.

Their Steamium Iron, Travel Iron, Ultra Steam Brush and Garment Steamer are available in store and online.

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