Ethics & Standards
Ethics & Standards


There is no regulating body in South Africa that oversees the down and feather industry. This is why Lifson Linen adopts the practices and standards of the European Down & Feather Association (EDFA). When you buy a down and feather product from us, you are receiving a product that has undergone a rigorous cleaning, sterilisation, de-dusting, grading and sorting process.

The down and feather filling found in our products is a by-product of the European poultry industry or comes from Hungarian geese that moult as they age. We do not source our raw materials from suppliers or farms where live plucking is practiced.

Every container of down and feathers we receive is assigned a ‘lot number’, which is recorded on the label of every down and feather duvet or pillow that contains these raw materials. This allows us to trace the source of the filling right back to the farm where the raw material came from.

Laboratory Tested
Every down and feather quality of filling is accompanied by a quality test from an independent laboratory confirming the exact down content, oxygen number and turbidity of the filling. Most importantly, the tests confirm the filling power of each and every quality of filling according to EDFA standards.

OEKO-Tex Standard 100
Wherever possible we only use fabric that is compliant with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 – fabric that has been certified as free from harmful chemicals.

Our Royal Comfort duvets and pillows are guaranteed against faulty workmanship and material defects for two years.

Hygiene practices
Since the fabric and the content of our duvets and pillows are primarily white, we have always practiced a high standard of hand and personal hygiene.

Our products are made on-site in our factory in Cape Town. All imported raw materials (down and feather) is accompanied by a veterinary permit from the country of import that confirms that the filling was inspected and fumigated before shipping. It is inspected again on arrival in Cape Town by the South African Department of Agriculture.