Allergy Standard Limited (ASL)

Allergy Standard Limited (ASL)

Organization Most organizations for standards and certification were established by groups of companies in the industries having to meet those standards. However, Allergy Standard Limited (ASL) was not started by industry executives, but by physicians specializing in...
American Down & Feather Council (ADFC)

American Down & Feather Council (ADFC)

Organization The American Down & Feather Council (ADFC) is “a section of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA).” Its members are companies which manufacture products using down and feathers or distribute, buy/sell, or process feathers and down. ADFC itself,...
International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)

International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)

The Organization Based in Bregenz, Austria, the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB) is “the global association of the down and feather industry.” As such, it promotes the use of down and feathers in home products (bedding), apparel, and sporting gear. IDFB is...
Down and Feathers, Part 2

Down and Feathers, Part 2

Marketing, Sourcing, Issues, and Certifications To read Down and Feathers, Part 1, click here. Down and Feathers in the Marketplace While down and feathers have been used in featherbeds and pillows for a long time, they are now increasingly used in other applications,...
Malouf Sleep

Malouf Sleep

(a.k.a Malouf Fine Linens and Malouf Sleep, also d.b.a. LinenSpa) The Company Malouf is located in Logan, Utah, not far from Salt Lake City. Also known as Malouf Fine Linens, its first products were bed linens: sheets and pillowcases. This was the passion of Sam &...