Since the beginning of 2009, prices for cotton, down, feathers and polyester have all risen steeply and inexorably, according to the American Down and Feather Council and vendor executives.
The American Down and Feather Council said prices for white goose down reached $17 to $20 per pound in March, up 30 to 40 percent from their 12-month low.
In a recent statement, the American Down and Feather Council
, part of the Home Fashion Products Association, said, "Because of its natural insulating properties, down and feather beds, comforters and blankets save energy through simple conservation.
The organization is continually expanding its reach, as evidenced by the addition of the American Down and Feather Council