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Down is a wonderful luxury many people adore. There is nothing dreamier than down but for people with allergies, it may feel like a nightmare. The sneezing, the runny nose and the scratchy throat. Many people with allergies shy away from down bedding thinking that they are allergic to the down and feathers, but that may not be the case.
While it is possible to be allergic to goose and duck feathers, most often the allergy is caused by something else. The runny noses and itchy eyes caused by down bedding are due to dust mites and dust. Who would have ever known?
So what can you do to help reduce dust mite and dust allergens in down bedding on top of bringing it to Arrow to be cleaned? Choose a brand that is made in the USA or Europe. These companies have higher standards for how there down is cleaned. You can add a barrier fabric. It can help keep feathers in and allergens out. You may also add an allergy proof cover.
Remember that Arrow Down comforters are cleaned using a special, natural process, which preserves the life of delicate goose down.
Think sublime style, unstinting details, old-world craftsmanship. The charm of classic lines and modern style. Sensuous textures and saturated colors that dress your home, your life. This is the essence of ANICHINI.
The company, founded 26 years ago, has emerged to become the most prestigious brand of luxury textiles and home furnishings. In an era where the word "luxury" is used to describe everything from a bus ride to a bottle of shampoo, ANICHINI has raised the bar on the definition of "luxury" with textiles that are the ultimate in opulence and craftsmanship.
Anichini sends some of its beautifully designed and manufactured items to Blanc Plume for our special French Laundry care. They like our work. Here's a sample:
"Connie, I cannot believe how beautiful the pillows are that you returned. Please tell Bruce. I am sending more today and will blog about it soon. You have a great service and company."
Susan Dollemeier, Founder
Matelassé (pronounced matt-le-zay) is a French word meaning padded, lined or quilted. It is used to describe fabric that appears to be quilted but is not. The looms used to produce matelassé cotton were invented in 1801 by a Frenchman named Joseph Marie Jacquard. The process he developed is still used today to make matelassé fabrics which otherwise could only be produced by the hand-stitching and long hours of dedicated workers.Jacquard looms are most often used to produce matelasse fabrics, with cotton being the most common material chosen for the special weaving process that gives the fabric its signature look.
Special laundering practices are needed to ensure the longevity of your matelasse cotton items. Luxury fabrics like 100 percent Egyptian cotton matelassé are all natural and can shrink or become damaged if laundered in home washers and dryers. A professional cleaner experienced in specialty fabrics is required to assure careful attention to these types of special linens.
Blanc Plume Fine French Laundry, a division of Arrow Fabricare Services, is America's largest French laundry. You can trust your fine linens and bedding to our care. For more information be sure to click here.
The photo above is courtesy of Anichini, Inc., one of America's finest manufacturer of high quality linens and bedding. Anichini recommends ArrowCare™ for their products.
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