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Etikettangaben

What are the indications reported on the label according to the new standard?

If a manufacturer labels his products according to the European standard – what he usually does - the consumer will find the following information on the label.
 
  • Is the filling labelled as new? This means that the filling does not contain any reprocessed material. Also the labelling component “class I” signifies that the filling consists of new material. Usually, the consumer is not aware of the meaning of the single classes. Therefore, the term “new” is usually stated on the label as well.

    For example:
If a manufacturer labels his products according to the European standard – what he usually does - the consumer will find the following information on the label.
 
  • Is the filling labelled as new? This means that the filling does not contain any reprocessed material. Also the labelling component “class I” signifies that the filling consists of new material. Usually, the consumer is not aware of the meaning of the single classes. Therefore, the term “new” is usually stated on the label as well.

    For example:
    white Hungarian new goose down and feathers, class I, 90 % down, 10 % feathers
     
  • Which fowl species provide the down/feathers? (By the way, instead of goose and / or duck the term waterfowl might be labelled at this point.) )

    In our example:
    white Hungarian new goose down and ‑feathers, class I, 90 % down, 10 % feathers
     
  • Then the class is indicated to which the filling has been assigned. It is a novelty that fillings consisting of down and feathers are assigned to classes. 

    There are seven classes ranging from I to VII. The first three classes (I to III) refer to down and feathers deriving from waterfowl, i. e. goose and duck. Fillings containing blends of landfowl and / or waterfowl are assigned to classes IV to VII.
     
  • Finally, the composition of the down and feather filling is labelled. It is indicated in weight percentage, namely in groups rounded to the nearest 10% stated in decreasing order – so the highest percentage is stated first.
    An exception from the rule which is mentioned above is fillings consisting of 85 % feathers and 15 % down, i. e. the former denomination “half down”.  
 
Further information at .
 
Etikettangaben Füllgutkennzeichnung DIN EN 12934

Why is a duvet I buy in Italy labelled with the UNI EN 12934? Is that duvet of a different quality?

In the case of a European standard such as the EN 12934 the procedure is as follows: the countries which have cooperated to formulate a European standard transfer the standard into national standard, after its text has been translated into the respective languages. In Germany the standard will then become a DIN standard, in Italy a UNI standard, in Great Britain a BS standard. The content of the standard will, however, not be affected by this.
All products which refer to the European standard EN 12934 must therefore fulfil the same requirements concerning the labelling.
In the case of a European standard such as the EN 12934 the procedure is as follows: the countries which have cooperated to formulate a European standard transfer the standard into national standard, after its text has been translated into the respective languages. In Germany the standard will then become a DIN standard, in Italy a UNI standard, in Great Britain a BS standard. The content of the standard will, however, not be affected by this.
All products which refer to the European standard EN 12934 must therefore fulfil the same requirements concerning the labelling.
 
 
Etikettangaben

Why do we need so many different labels and brands? That it just confusing!

The differing labels, such as, for example, TRAUMPASS, Daunasan® / Downafresh®, NOMITE, KIS® Komfort Information System refer to quite different things.
Duvets (or pillows) made of down and/or feathers consist of various elements: the filling and the ticking, that is, the fabric which covers the filling. Information on the composition of the materials contained in both elements is indicated on the respective labels.
The differing labels, such as, for example, TRAUMPASS, Daunasan® / Downafresh®, NOMITE, KIS® Komfort Information System refer to quite different things.
Duvets (or pillows) made of down and/or feathers consist of various elements: the filling and the ticking, that is, the fabric which covers the filling. Information on the composition of the materials contained in both elements is indicated on the respective labels. Other labels show whether a bedding article is fit for allergy sufferers or they help you choose the right duvet for your individual needs.
 
 
The labels TRAUMPASS and Daunasan® / Downafresh® refer to the filling (its composition, classification and hygiene/cleanliness, respectively). The

NOMITE label indicates that duvets and/or pillows are suitable for house-dust-mite allergy sufferers. The KIS®Komfort Information System label will be of valuable help to you when choosing the duvet which best fits your Needs.

 
  • The German TRAUMPASS label relates to the filling composition (such as, the down percentage and that of feathers) as defined in the European standard DIN EN 12934. Only bedding articles filled with new down and feathers, which are categorized under class I or class II and originate from goose and duck may carry the TRAUMPASS brand.
    What does the TRAUMPASS label stand for?
     
  • Daunasan® / Downafresh® label certifies that the product meets the requirements on the down and feathers’ hygiene and cleanliness (according to the European standard DIN EN 12935).
    What does Daunasan® / Downafresh® mean?
     
  • the NOMITE brand stands for duvets and/or pillows which are suitable for house-dust-mite allergy sufferers, as both the down- and feather filling as well as the down-proof ticking comply with the requirements as defined in the PAS 1008 published by the German DIN association..
    What does the NOMITE label imply?
     
  • The KIS® Komfort Information System gives you information on the comfort and thermal qualities of duvets. It thus helps you choose the right duvet for you.
    How can the KIS®-System help me choose the right duvet for my individual needs?