Plume appeared on the market in 2005 at the initiative of two friends. After 10 years in the field, we decided to start this business and share our experience with others.
We started by collecting goose feathers and down from households in the western part of the country. In this lowland area geese are raised not only for their delicious meat but also for their valuable plumage. At first, we only purchased and resold the raw material. Later on, starting with 2008, we began processing the feathers in order to provide products of the best quality for our clients.
Our aim is to offer raw material of high quality. To this end, we give special attention to the processing stages the feathers and down go through.
The geese feathers are picked by hand in summer during the moulting period.
The first step consists of sorting the feathers according to their quality, color and amount of down contained. Subsequently, the feathers are processed by an automated machine which separates the feathers from the down according to their weight, thus obtaining the different categories of feathers and down.
Being aware of the fact that germs on the feathers can cause allergies, we wash and disinfect them first and then we sterilize them at high temperature. Hence, we can guarantee that the feathers and the down we provide are anti-allergy, ready to be used to fill pillows and duvets.