Ever woken up with a feather in your mouth? I have. Can’t recommend it, really.
After one too many downy-lipped morns, I decided it was time to replace our beloved old comforter with one that wasn’t leaking at the seams. The search took a while, mostly because Mr. Wallet Mouth and I discovered how picky we both were, particularly when it came to the puffiness factor.
After trying a couple comforters from über-greeny online store Gaiam, we ended up with one called the Blackburn, by Charter Club, which is just an in-house Macy’s brand; the actual tag on the thing reveals that it’s made by Down Lite International, in Mason, Ohio. The tag also says the shell—which was filled, sewn, and finished in the States—was made in China. Which, of course, makes me start asking all the same questions I was pondering the other day when I witnessed the Marshalls stunt in the subway station.
Down Lite’s website talks about how it’s the premier down bedding manufacturer in America, founded by two brothers who vowed not to compromise on quality and workmanship, yada yada. But that’s about it. So I emailed them asking what their deal is when it comes to corporate social responsibility. I’ll let you know what I find out.