Iceland, home to world’s most expensive feather treasure

France 24 | Jul 26, 2021 at 8:08 AM
  • On a remote island in Breidafjordur Bay off the west coast of Iceland, a thousand-year-old harvest takes place — the hunt for elusive eiderdown, used to make some of the world’s best duvets and quilts.
  • There are five Icelandic companies exporting eiderdown, according to the Eider Farming Association, but around 15 companies in total involved in some capacity in its production.
  • Even for the most experienced, it takes four to five hours to clean out a kilo of down by hand.