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According to Business Insider, real eiderdown is one of the warmest natural fibers you can find, but it doesn’t come cheap; an eiderdown double duvet could cost you over $8,000.

Questions:

  1. Which part of the processes do you think is most expensive?
  2. How much is produced each year?
  3. Is harvesting the down a destructive process to the wild birds?
  4. How does it compare to duck down?
  5. If you had an extra $8,000 to use for something, would you use it to buy an eiderdown double duvet? Why or why not?

Source:

Floyd, C. (2020). Why Icelandic Eiderdown Harvested from Wild Ducks is So Expensive. Business Insider, August 20 https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=E211US105G0&p=Why+is+Icelandic+Eiderdown+so+expensive)

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