Manual feather picking: Manual feather picking: In the end, the eiderdown is cleaned by hand. Then, the feathers, which the feather-picking machine did not manage to pick, straws and other things, are picked manually.
Washing: Before the eiderdown is used for duvets or clothing, it must be washed in water. If this is not done, it smells, especially where the climate is humid. To ensure that the eiderdown keeps its unique qualities after washing, it is washed extremely carefully by hand at Queen Eider. The wash removes smell and fine dust, which was not removed in the cleaning process.