Down and Feather Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Down and Feather Market is segmented by Origin (Duck and Goose), Application (Pillows, Comforters, Bedding, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the down and feather market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Down & Feather Market Size

Down and Feather Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.72 %

Major Players

Down and Feather Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Down & Feather Market Analysis

Down and Feather Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.72% in the upcoming five years.

Over the past years, the overall usage of duck and goose feathers has increased, indirectly resulting in the broader availability of Down and feathers worldwide. These down and feathers are processed and then used by many companies involved in manufacturing comforters, beddings, apparel, pillow, and others. The demand for furnishing products in both the residential and commercial sectors is proliferating, which has increased the overall demand for down and feather manufacturing. Many government regulations in different countries positively impact the down and feather market altogether. For instance, from January 2022, Down and feathers imports are advised to submit EHC(Exporters Health Certificate) as these down and feathers are now included among the Other treated Feathers Category of substances. These products are to be pre-notified to Great Britain before importing into the country. These regulations facilitate maintaining the standard quality of the product.

Additionally, consumers' increasing orthopedic and other physical problems encourage them to opt for genuine comforters and pillows to avoid long-term physical pains. Using a comfortable cushion or a comforter while resting and sleeping could reduce pain and give gradual relief to the consumer; this also resulted owing more than one pillow among the consumers resulting in the usage of feather implants in the pillow. Additionally, premium feather pillows and comforters are preferred by consumers for their lightweight and body heat-conserving properties.

Down & Feather Industry Segmentation

The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the more rigid exterior feathers. Very young birds are clad only in down. The global down and feather market is segmented by origin into duck and goose and by application into pillows, comforters, bedding, and others. The market covers North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The report offers market size and forecasts for the down and feather market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Down & Feather Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Down & Feather Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand for Sustainable Down and Feather

End consumers are increasingly becoming conscious of using sustainable down and feather in products, like pillows, comforters, apparel, and others. Thus, non-profit organizations, like responsible down standard (RDS), are trying to find the best ways to minimize and heal the manufacturing impact of fabrics on water, soil, air, and the human population, so that consumers can be confident that the down and feathers used in the products they choose are sustainable. Awareness of animal welfare issues has led to successful growth in using standards such as the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). As a result, it increased the production of down and feather globally. Ducks' feathers and downs dominate the global down and feather market. However, it is expected that the overall demand for sustainable goose feathers and downs will increase during the forecasted period as, gradually, many furnishing product manufacturing companies have started considering the quality of goose downs and feathers to be better than duck for some products.

Down and Feather Market : Down and feathers quilts production, in Million sheets, Japan, 2018-2021

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

The down and feather market in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow at a fast pace owing to the growing preference for the usage of natural fillings in the pillow, comforters, bedding, and others. In countries like China, the standardization process of down and feather is happening to reduce fraud. For instance, in 2021, it was reported that China had revised its national standard for down and feather products to match up with international standards. The revision of standards by the Chinese government is also done to protect the overall rights of online consumers and the interests of manufacturing companies; and further to provide a solid foundation for management, production, and trading. These regulations facilitate the consumers to access standard quality products without fraud, which is often witnessed in online retail stores operating across the region. Additionally, major players in the region are offering a variety of down and feather-incorporated products such as comforters, feather pillows, and feather mattresses in the market are expected to drive the market. A few of the major players in the region include Anhui Yahua Feather Down Co. Ltd, KL Down, Prauden, and others. These players are focusing on increasing their geographical presence through exports and expanding interms of product offering in various quality standards to cater to demand from customers of different economic classes.

Down and Feather Market : Market Size (%), By Region, Global, 2021

Down & Feather Industry Overview

The market for down and feather is highly competitive, where most significant players are opting for strategies, such as product innovation, to stay ahead of the competition. For instance, Travel Blue launched its first feather neck pillow, which is made with 85% duck feathers and 15% goose down feathers within a 100% cotton satin case. This neck pillow is designed to create a relaxed and luxurious experience for travelers. The primary critical players are Prauden, Allied Feather & Down Corp., Feather Industries, Sustainable Down Source, United Feather & Down, ROHDEX Bettfedern GmbH & Co. KG, Karl Sluka GmbH, Anhui Yahua Feather Down Co. Ltd, KL DOWN, Moonlight Feather, and others.

Down & Feather Market Leaders

  1. Prauden

  2. United Feather & Down

  3. Karl Sluka GMBH

  4. Allied Feather & Down Corp

  5. Otto Keller

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Down & Feather Market News

  • In November 2022, Allied Feather & Down partnered with climate action organization Project Our Winters(POW) to build sustainable products and track the product origin until the purchase with the TrackMyDown system to improve transparency towards using sustainable down products.
  • In March 2022, Allied Feather + Down launched its new jacket capsule collection in the United States. The group is introduced with the help of Mitsui & Ci and Pertex companies operating in the textile industry.
  • In January 2022, Emma presented the intelligent mattress Motion - available under Dunlopillo and Emma. A core element is Contour Interaction, the Motion that automatically measures where pressure is exerted on the mattress. The mattress surface adapts to every change in sleeping position, gently and almost silently. The Motion is equipped with the proven and patented Diamond Degree technology, which ensures the ideal deep sleep temperature.

Down & Feather Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Duck

      2. 5.1.2 Goose

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Pillow

      2. 5.2.2 Comforters

      3. 5.2.3 Bedding

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Strategies adopted by leading players

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Prauden

      2. 6.3.2 Allied Feather & Down Corp.

      3. 6.3.3 Feather Industries

      4. 6.3.4 Sustainable Down Source

      5. 6.3.5 United Feather & Down

      6. 6.3.6 ROHDEX Bettfedern GmbH & Co. KG

      7. 6.3.7 Anhui Yahua Feather Down Co. Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 KL Down

      9. 6.3.9 Moonlight Feather

      10. 6.3.10 Down-Lite International, Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Down & Feather Market Research FAQs

The Down and Feather Market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Down and Feather Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.72% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2016 -2027.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Prauden, United Feather & Down, Karl Sluka GMBH, Allied Feather & Down Corp, Otto Keller are the major companies operating in Down and Feather Market.

Down and Feather Industry Report

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