When the frigid winds of winter arrive, many people turn to lavish bed comforters to stay warm. Because of their luxurious feel and unbeatable warmth, down comforters are a popular favorite. However, down comforters are made from the down of ducks or geese, to which many people are allergic. Luckily, there are Down Alternative comforters for year round use. Many of these Alternatives are made of synthetic materials (Micro-Polyester) that simulate the look and feel of down. Our Comforters, for example, are made from a hypoallergenic synthetic material that has proven to be a near match to down in warmth and comfort. Some people are not actually allergic to down, but to the dust mites and dust particles that live in the down. Hypo down Comforters are an excellent alternative for those allergic to dust mites. Hypo down is a fill made from combining white goose down and milkweed. Hypoallergenic Hypo down traps the dust and keeps it from being inhaled……NOTE: Down and feather-filled products are packed tightly during shipping. Upon receipt, remove them from their packaging, fluff gently, and allow several hours to recover their full loft. In addition, being sealed in plastic packaging sometimes causes the scent of these natural products to concentrate to a disagreeable level. A few hours of airing usually removes the odor.