Last year I had a suite of allergy testing done. Some of the results I half expected—cat dander, pollen, and mold—but when I learned feathers were on the list, honestly, I was devastated. If I wanted to breathe again, it would mean getting rid of my duvet, pillows, winter coat, and sofa. Some of these, admittedly, I ignored (the sofa isn’t going anywhere), while others, like the coat and bedding, were more practical to swap. Still, I lamented the idea of a flimsy poly-fill comforter in place of my feather cocoon. But when I began looking, I found many shredded microfiber, wool, and updated poly-fill designed to mimic down.
With allergies on the rise (more than 50 million American suffer from allergies), and responsible animal farming on the decline, more brands are offering hypoallergenic comforters as downy as their feather-filled counterparts. Here are 10 that made our list.
In the market for beds and bedding? See our posts for an edited selection:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Organic Bed Pillows
- 10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets
- 10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets
- 10 Easy Pieces: Editors’ Favorite Mattresses
- Sleep Disrupters: 14 Upstart Mattress Companies