Advancements in raw material processing methods and the proliferation of new technologies are key factors driving growth. FMI has forecast the down and feather demand to rise at 7.7% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) between 2021 and 2031 in comparison to the 5.0% CAGR registered during 2016-2020.
Consumers are increasingly choosing sustainable and environment-friendly products, which has led to an increase in demand for down and feather bedding. This aspect is projected to increase demand for down and feathers in the near future. The ability to reuse down and feather fillings in products like pillows and bedding is expected to boost industry prospects.
In order to meet consumer demand, recycling and reusing is performed by sterilizing and washing of down and feathers. These practices are used to make handicrafts, clothing, and bedding products among other things.
In 2018, Heinric Häussling GmbH & Co. constructed a new 1200 square metre warehouse to accommodate increasing down and feather manufacturing capacity.
Higher-quality items created with environment-friendly procedures are valued more than alternative products made with chemicals and raw materials that are hazardous to the environment. Down and feather bedding that is chemical-free and animal cruelty-free is gaining popularity.
A number of corporations are cooperating with environment-protection organizations to promote social action, such as planting trees for every purchase, exploring alternative energy choices, or reducing water consumption, in addition to making luxury eco-friendly products.