Feathers are plumage, and down is a fine layer found inside the external feathers. Down has a natural insulating property. The fluffiness of the material helps to retain body heat. Down is more valuable than feathers and so many commercial products in the market contain both down and feather filling in specific proportion as they are soft, warm, and lightweight. Down and feather materials are used in apparels such as jackets that are most likely used as winter wear. Increasing demand for sports winter wear is also fueling the use of down and feather. Besides this, increasing use of down and feather materials in beds the other bed products like pillows, comforters, and blankets. The increasing demand for beds and bed products from the hospitality sector is also likely to fuel market growth during the forecast period. The market is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 7% between 2020 and 2030, Future Market Insights foresees stable growth for the market.
Key Takeaways from the Down and Feather Market Study
- The companies in the market are focusing on developing new applications of down and feather and improving quality of filling material by increasingly investing in research and development initiatives.
- East Asia is likely to register impressive growth in the market during the forecast period. Emerging economies, especially China, is likely to register high consumption of down and feather products due to increasing disposable income of consumers in the nation.
- The demand for duck feather and down is likely to continue to increase in the market due to the price rise of goose down and feather. Prevailing demand and supply gaps may result in price hikes in the coming years.
“The down and feather market is quite fragmented. There are many small and medium scale players existing in the market. The increasing application of down and feather is likely to create opportunities for the market players during the forecast period. “Says an FMI analyst.
Rising concerns pertaining to animal welfare have resulted in the development of few standards that ensure that there exist no force-feeding and live-plucking. A few of the standards laid down currently to ensure animal welfare include responsible down standard, downpass standard and traceable down standards. Implementation of stringent regulations may compromise the market’s rate of growth to an extent.
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Who is winning?
Some of the key players operating in the down and feather market are Pan Pacific Company Ltd., Allied Feather & Down, Down-Lite International Inc., Peter Kohl KG, KL Down, Chunli International Co Ltd., Bettfedern Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Rohdex), Heinrich Häussling GmbH & Co., Karl Sluka GmbH, Norfolk Feather Company, Feather Industries, Treude & Metz GmbH & Co. KG, Sustainable Down Source, Navarpluma, Shin Joo Won D&G Co., and others.
The sustainability concept is driving the importance of recycled down and feather. Recycled down is extracted from used products and is processed again for future use. The Spanish company Navarpluma offers recycled down under its brand NEOKDUN. The down is originated from used products like bedding and apparel that have completed their product life cycle.
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