Ringsted Dun’s history began in the little town of Ringsted in Denmark. It was here that Ringsted Fjerfabrik was established in 1947 as a subsidiary of Ringsted Andels-Fjerkræslagteri (1932-1980), with the purpose of utilising down and feathers from the slaughterhouse to produce duvets and pillows. This year, Ringsted Dun – which was bought by DYKON in 2003 – celebrate their 70th anniversary. “All the downs and feathers we use are from Europe and carefully selected. In Europe, the ducks and geese live longer, which means their down insulates better,” says Rikke Gosmand, PR and marketing officer at DYKON.