My roommate Kat saw me drooling over the underquilts this morning and stress over prices. Then I showed her the underquilts you all have made. She said it didn't look too hard and she would try. So the first thing she said was "Where do you buy down?" So we looked it up in a search here. Found the canadian company to be the best prices but, the shipping is a bit steep.
One other site was this one http://www.northerngoose.com/bulk-goosedown.php
Minimum order is
Five pounds of 600 fill power white goose down Unit Price $50/lb US$250
Five pounds of 700 fill power white goose down $75/lb WGD700 US$375
Five pounds of 800 fill power white goose down $100/lb WGD800 US$500
* All orders outside of Canada will have a $10 handling fee associated with them at checkout regardless of any Free Shipping offer, this is to passify our export brokers. All orders to Alaska, Hawaii and any other countries around the world will be charged appropriate shipping charges at the checkout.
** All orders to North America (Canada, USA & Mexico) are duty free, you will not have to pay any brokerage or duties on the products as they are made in Canada and come with a NAFTA certificate! Just the one time $10 charge covers clearing your products.
So basically she and I are sonfused as to what is a good price to pay for goose down. Also we don't really want 5lbs but, have no idea how much we need. I am 5'2" and my hammock is a little shy of 10 feet fabric end to fabric end.
She was talking about buying goose down pillows and using them. Those things are expensive just to be gutting!
I know you guys will help and I thank you in advance!