ADFC Certification

Is the product ADFC certified?
The American Down and Feather Council (ADFC) is an association of manufacturers of natural fill bedding products, as well as dealers, buyers, sellers and processors of feathers and down. Their goal is to maintain and improve product quality and labeling accuracy. All Pacific Coast®, products are ADFC certified.


Fill Power

What is the down fill power?
525 fill power is considered medium warmth/high loft for a comfortable sleeping environment, suitable for all climates. Poorer quality (lower fill power) down will not re-loft or perform well over time.


Cleanliness

What is the Turbidity of the product?
This measure is used to calculate how "clean" the down and/or feather actually is. It reflects the amount of particulate (dirt, dander, etc…) present in a sampling. Very clean samples register at 500 mm or higher. Pacific Coast® meets or exceeds this standard.


Ounce Weights

How many ounces of down/feather are in the product?
Given equal fill power, turbidity and sewing/ticks; are the ounce weights equivalent?


Product Care

Is the product machine washable?
"Dry Clean Only" product can be expensive to maintain and can result in a more brittle and less durable product. All Pacific Coast® down and feather bedding is machine washable.


What is the fabric content of the tick?
(% of cotton vs. polyester)Content

Does it meet down-proof standards? Is the inner shell the same as the outer shell?
Check law tag to confirm the product is labeled accurately.


Thread Count

What is the thread count?
Thread count is defined as the number of threads per square inch of fabric. Two-ply yarns are counted as one thread and may not be used to double the thread count per the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). For example, 800 ply fabric using 2-ply yarns should be described as 400 thread count.


Finishing

How does the manufacturer ensure less leakage?
Pacific Coast® fabrics have a special finishing to assure they are down proof.


Stitching/Sewing Quality

What type of stitching is used?
In wash testing, double needle corded products hold up much better than single needle corded, pearled edges and/or serge and turned.


Is the closing style the same?
Many manufacturers utilize a lesser "close" on products as a means of decreasing cost. Double needle closures are proven the most durable. Pacific Coast® uses double needle closures throughout.


Website

Is there a training website?
Down and feather products can be very technical and confusing. Product support is essential. Please kindly find
www.pcftraining.com



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