Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada
It's sneak peek time! After taking you behind the scenes of the Montreal factory where our linens are sewn, this week we're travelling to Ottawa, where many of our pillows and duvets are made by hand.
Although we're working like crazy to bring you a high-quality video of the factory and our product manufacturing process, we thought we'd treat you to a small sneak peek of some of the highlights of our day (shot on our iPhones). Hope you enjoy them!
Round and round it goes. After bags of Canadian Hutterite goose down arrives at the factory, it's spun around in a giant vat. This helps to circulate air throughout the down fibres, ensuring the fluffiest, airiest down possible.
Although the down has already been rigorously cleaned prior to arrival, it goes through a second stage of cleaning, removing any lingering dirt or impurities that may have been left behind.
After being cleaned and fluffed, the down filters through several sets of pipes, and is blown (by hand) into the individual baffle boxes of a duvet shell.
The raw edges of the duvet are sewn by hand, enclosing all of the down fibres inside.
The finished duvet is then placed on a large table with a lightbox underneath. Each baffle box pocket is meticulously smoothed, ensuring that the down fill is equally distributed amongst the entire duvet.