Why Icelandic Eiderdown Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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Real eiderdown is one of the warmest natural fibers you can find, but it doesn’t come cheap, an eiderdown double duvet could cost you over $8,000. Harvested from the nests of wild eider ducks found wild in Iceland, collecting a kilogram of this fluffy material isn’t easy, and only 4 metric tons are produced each year. So what makes eiderdown so expensive?
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Why Icelandic Eiderdown Is So Expensive | So Expensive

  • Duck : It's my home and I keep my babies safe.... Please don't take it Human : Who cares I wanted to show off my other rich friends... 😭😭😭

    Hamid Ali KhanHamid Ali KhanPrieš 3 val
  • Reporter: so what do you do for a living Them: oh we collect nest furs and make stuff for the rich.

    Victor zVictor zPrieš 5 val
  • Why bother to make something like this?

    Clancey MoreinoClancey MoreinoPrieš 8 val
  • No one here can afford the $8,000 quilt. I am glad to see common working people get ahead in life.

    E McBE McBPrieš 9 val
  • Ethically ? This is so sad : (

    Lupita MercadoLupita MercadoPrieš 10 val
  • How sad...don't we have enough? We need to steal this too?

    Melinda MohamedMelinda MohamedPrieš 10 val
  • The thumbnail looks like they’re aggressively stuffing a teddy bear or something...

    Bryan BelloBryan BelloPrieš 11 val
  • Yeah it's *ethical* because they left 5% for the ducklings to born (obviously, if the mom recognizes the nest and if she doesn't decides to abandon it) I guess the purpose of that nest is to keep the eggs warm in that cold environment 😐 and yeah it's *ethical*, because the mom will eventually rebuild the nest until she runs out of chest feathers and the male duck will have to build the nest with his feathers that are not valuable for the market. So basically humans are making hell the life wild animals just for dumb *tRadItiOnS* and *lUxuRy* while there's enough synthetic fiber to make u warm while living in antarctica.

    whateverwhateverPrieš 11 val
  • She literally took all of it

    Jordin WardJordin WardPrieš 12 val
  • "ShE tOoK tHe WhOLe NeST!" Jesus, they stay warm by their momma laying on them and their momma will build a new nest with feathers. You people are so out of touch with nature. You really think ducks are completely helpless, they cannot survive a lost nest? It's not a big deal, if you are so perfect stop buying clothes made in sweat shops

    Abigail LoarAbigail LoarPrieš 15 val
  • "Ethical "

    Almond MilkAlmond MilkPrieš 17 val
  • She is spreading viruses between nests

    normal humsnnormal humsnPrieš 17 val
  • Human sleals everything from the nature..

    John CarterJohn CarterPrieš 18 val
  • Why don't raise the birds in farms

    mad Rascalmad RascalPrieš dieną
  • What kind of credentials do you have to have to become an eiderduck down inspector?

    Austin HAustin HPrieš dieną
  • Ramai nor palatao kt sini

    Irsyad Mhd IlhamIrsyad Mhd IlhamPrieš dieną
  • You guys, just stop it. Nobody has ever heard of "Icelandic Eiderdown" and even if they did, nobody is going to pay $8000 for it, so for all intents and purposes it doesn't exist. You may as well make your next video "Why is amazonian orchid-fed sumatran ibex caviar so expensive?" At least that would be a funny joke.

    boxinnaboxboxinnaboxPrieš dieną
    • @Your Daddy Earth is a spheroid but I fail to see what that has to do with my distaste for offensively expensive, obscure luxury goods.

      boxinnaboxboxinnaboxPrieš 19 val
    • Do you also believe the the earth is flat?

      Your DaddyYour DaddyPrieš dieną
  • It's the comment section under this one for me, i cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂😂

    Sheena SerraoSheena SerraoPrieš dieną
  • I wonder how we'd react if someone took the blankets from our babies ...

    Misrak YMisrak YPrieš dieną
  • Nobody from animal rights didn't see this bullshit?😠 You destroy every each nest to steal the feathers. Those feathers have a purpose, to keep the eggs warm enough to hatch. That period is MOST IMPORTANT for those ducks. But now that you took that feathers to build your f_king expensive pillows , goodbye eggs. Soon that type of duck will disappear from that area thanks to you. And all the people blame us, the hunters, that we are KILLERS! I am just amazed!

    liviu popaliviu popaPrieš dieną
  • Humans are rude. What about her babies in that pinch of a nest you left? 😱

    Angela LewAngela LewPrieš dieną
  • I thought birds leave their eggs if they smell like they’ve been touched

    Rising in Love.Rising in Love.Prieš dieną
  • She’s sure they don’t find all the nests... probably the main reason the birds aren’t extinct yet. She took way too much down. Crazy

    HaveMindWillWanderHaveMindWillWanderPrieš dieną
  • Huh meanwhile bird nest soup gets so much hate why is no one caring about this...

    Comrade RyanComrade RyanPrieš dieną
  • How you expect to have a sustainable business that way?

    Pedro HenriquePedro HenriquePrieš 2 dienas
  • Lots of vegans and PETA supporters here.

    Tilsen KyronTilsen KyronPrieš 2 dienas
  • Why is it ethic? The ducks might die on the weather without the nest 😔

    FaucarFaucarPrieš 2 dienas
  • I'm sorry but I don't like this lady!

    Lonny CookLonny CookPrieš 2 dienas
  • Did I not see this lady remove eggs from a nest so she could steal the only protection they have against the cold? Please someone tell me I'm hallucinating!!!

    Lonny CookLonny CookPrieš 2 dienas
  • I love love that no animal is hurt.

    John BlaineJohn BlainePrieš 2 dienas
  • Just take the whole nest smh..

    stacyashleestacyashleePrieš 2 dienas
  • Take the down, cook the eggs

    TimTimPrieš 2 dienas
  • I bet mama bird is pissed when she gets back to her nest.

    Brandon GraffBrandon GraffPrieš 2 dienas
  • It's called Stealing

    Tu PacTu PacPrieš 2 dienas
  • Use 2 woolen rugs for insulation....so simple These animals want something to spend there money on😭

    Shashank BhatShashank BhatPrieš 2 dienas
  • This shit is sad ! She jacks all their warmth !

    SmoknLoudBlunts SLBSmoknLoudBlunts SLBPrieš 3 dienas
  • The comment section going crazy about them gathering nest LOL

    Pro HunterPro HunterPrieš 3 dienas
  • "Ethically harvested" as they take almost the entire nest from under the eggs leaving the eggs exposed until a parent gets back. It looks cold AF out there.

    MimiFoxMimiFoxPrieš 3 dienas
  • I love how the comments are coming at them about taking the whole nest

    CreativityCreativityPrieš 3 dienas
  • I think im alright with my 6 250 count bed linens and the single comforter i own. And my radiator. Dont forget about the radiator.

    KayazeKayazePrieš 4 dienas
  • They are a treat for the species to breed

    Stress BusterStress BusterPrieš 4 dienas
  • find out a better livelihood ...than stealing duck hardwork to bring out the young ones

    Dhanlaxmi BhonsaleDhanlaxmi BhonsalePrieš 4 dienas
  • shameless woman trying to justify her steal...these people aren't afraid of God karma or anything

    Dhanlaxmi BhonsaleDhanlaxmi BhonsalePrieš 4 dienas
  • leave the ducks alone. it's their thing..shameless selfish people...

    Dhanlaxmi BhonsaleDhanlaxmi BhonsalePrieš 4 dienas
  • Wow how dare she take it from their nest ......ceo with no heart hungry for money shame on u .....I will neva buy nothing from u 💯.....just like America take it from someone to make money 💰 💯

    jinsi habibijinsi habibiPrieš 4 dienas
  • Only take a little, proceeds to take 98% of the nest lol

    cassie proctorcassie proctorPrieš 4 dienas
  • If turns out everything is expensive in Iceland. There must be GOD over there

    Italian Pills - Psicologia PoliticaItalian Pills - Psicologia PoliticaPrieš 4 dienas
  • Shows lady stealing the nest from the eggs this is very screwed up.

    Patrick Duncan Jr.Patrick Duncan Jr.Prieš 4 dienas
  • But like why bother removing the rest of the feathers by hand like is it really worth it? There won’t be a noticeable difference

    LT WangLT WangPrieš 5 dienų
  • Leave the ducks alone. Marketing makes the down so expensive. Just think of the gathering process. Don't buy this stuff.

    William SootsWilliam SootsPrieš 5 dienų
  • I get this from my dryer

    FaTaLxLaTaF YDFaTaLxLaTaF YDPrieš 5 dienų
  • She literally took the entire nest with her...this isn’t right...

    Genessis ErazoGenessis ErazoPrieš 5 dienų
  • Wtf, she took the whole nest!! And that was when the cameras were on her. I just can guess how much are left when she is not being filmed... In northern Norway we have been harvesting Eiderdown for centuries. But they makes small sheds for the ducks to make their nests in, and wait for the family to leave their nests before taking the down. Often the ducks come back year after year, and gets so familiar to the «farmer» that they don’t care when they check on the nests. The ducks benefits enormously on this, because the farmer protects them from predators, especially cats, mink, foxes and seagulls, and provide them with shelter. But unfortunatly the practise have been dying out, literally, as the old generation who have been doing this for decades are getting old, and very few young people care to take over. And the Eider population are declining, and they are suspecting that the loss of Eiderdown farmers are part of the decline.

    Stina NilssenStina NilssenPrieš 5 dienų
  • 🎁💝🎄🎅I want one of these blankets.🎅🎄💝🎁

    Jessica SmithJessica SmithPrieš 5 dienų
  • farmers my ass

    Lol123 Lol123Lol123 Lol123Prieš 5 dienų
  • *Boonk gang whole lata gang shi*

    Croc CakeCroc CakePrieš 5 dienų
  • Small amounts...WTF?...LQQKS very major to me.

    Henri NevermindHenri NevermindPrieš 6 dienų
  • duck: hatches government already took everything from me🙁

    Icy PurpleIcy PurplePrieš 6 dienų
  • Bare rolig, Mette skal nok tage sig af minkene 😁

    Joen GudiksenJoen GudiksenPrieš 6 dienų
  • YEEES there is a lot of snowflakes commenting in this thread🙄. First off. If you dont know anything about how natur works. Then be quiet. Please. I will try to explain. The eggs wont be damaged or take any harm from this removing of this down. The mother duck will simply just shed more down. And this eggs are made to survive in the climate they are laid in. Otherwise there would be no birds there. makes sense right. If you didn´t sleep in biology class you would know this. Second. NO. She would not remove all the down, even if there was no camera. How would she then make money next year. Third. If you think this is cruel. Then your moral compass is truly fucked up. And you should seek help. I bet most of you are are using a duvet made from farm raised birds, that are plucked alive. Or a duvet of synthetic fibers that pollute more then you would ever dream of. Fourth. Most of you are proberbly some mix of social justice warriors/vegan millennials, with absolutely no idea of how anything works. Because you have been brought up by parents who didn´t have the time to teach you how the world works. So now you are all trying to justify the lack of attention in your childhood by playing professors online, even though you clearly know nothing about what you are speaking about. So please just shut up. If you dont know anything about the subjekt. And just have an opinion. Try reading a book about the matter befor you speak. Thank you.

    Benjamin sandströmBenjamin sandströmPrieš 6 dienų
  • Touching all the eggs with bare hands and then taking all the down around the sides of the nest (down that keeps the eggs warm and sheltered) doesn't sound like ethical harvesting. Maybe "ethical" varies with the amount of money that can be made.

    FC DobbsFC DobbsPrieš 6 dienų
  • Illegal to hunt or sell eggs. Not illegal to steal their nests...

    Mihai SMihai SPrieš 7 dienų
  • They actually take all of the nest in regular time. Apparently she just left some of the nest because it was filmed.

    Eijnar skylerEijnar skylerPrieš 7 dienų
  • "it's ethically harvested" -proceeds to remove the eggs from the nest that's keeping them warm, and puts her human scent all over the eggs so more than likely they'll be discarded by the mom.

    xDEVIANTxxDEVIANTxPrieš 7 dienų
    • It is ethical if the eggs are not their and the nest isn’t being used. Also the mother will never discard the eggs if you touch them. Your human scent isn’t going to deter them from keeping their eggs thats a myth

      PacificSimonPacificSimonPrieš 6 dienų
  • They are not taking a LITTLE and it's not ethical.

    Luz YaroLuz YaroPrieš 7 dienų
  • An Eiderdown coat would be heavenly

    OneCueT - KristiOneCueT - KristiPrieš 7 dienų
  • What botheres me is how she bpmasically manhandled the eggs- uH put gloves on, holy christ- im pretty sure its bad for humans to be picking up duck eggs without being scent-free and clean :/ Unless you plan to make an omelette :)

    OneGayGemOneGayGemPrieš 8 dienų
    • If you touch the eggs the mother will not get rid of her eggs that’s a myth. Thats not how mother ducks work.

      PacificSimonPacificSimonPrieš 6 dienų
  • Piece of shit people the animals are trying to protect there young

    Mr BaldheadedMr BaldheadedPrieš 8 dienų
  • She's probably harming the species tbh,they are basically taking the whole nest, the eggs need to be warm to develop, obviously that's why the duck ripped off its own damn feathers ,not for you idiots !

    Veronica HordVeronica HordPrieš 8 dienų
  • Some ducks in isolated Islands building nests for their eggs Humans: We smell money here!

    Bitopan DasBitopan DasPrieš 8 dienų
  • everything from island gonna cost more than everwhere from earth

    HHPrieš 8 dienų
  • Yoinked most of it... thats a kapp

    Error 0x80070079Error 0x80070079Prieš 8 dienų
  • 1:26 What! Brei-something.

    Red RougeRed RougePrieš 8 dienų
  • 0:37 what eldritch monstrosity am I looking at right now??

    S.C. WoodS.C. WoodPrieš 8 dienų
  • Love, baked at 125 degrees Celsius

    WolffrenzyWolffrenzyPrieš 8 dienų
  • I can’t believe she take s the nest away and the eggs haven’t hatched yet. 8000 dollars duvets. Ridiculous let the eggs hatch first

    dchaitdchaitPrieš 9 dienų
  • so this is why im paying 20$ for a single couch pillow

    ????????????Prieš 9 dienų
  • It is educative -- we get to understand how people -- survive in, different parts of the world in difficult climatic conditions. Cultural ,economic habits have evolved due to human search for survival--- and developed unique ways---- we may not agree --- but reality is not governed by personal - preferences of political, ideological ,religious, and cultural identity of people who learnt to fight natural and harsh conditions faced by them-- it is not right to be judgemental

    Mbk DeviMbk DeviPrieš 9 dienų
    • Im sure if some research to protect these birds with the help of natural scientists find ways of protecting,special economic surviving ancient arts which may have started after the discovery of eider since during harsh conditions -- hunting was not possible

      Mbk DeviMbk DeviPrieš 9 dienų
  • Apart from the hypocrisy of the "ethical harvesting" , touching the eggs with bare hands could possibly instigate abandonment of eggs by the mother

    Arnav ShuklaArnav ShuklaPrieš 9 dienų
  • I always wondered how icelandic eiderdown was made... . . . . Not

    Jahu1104Jahu1104Prieš 9 dienų
  • I think she ment we only leave a little bit.

    N1CO NintendudeN1CO NintendudePrieš 9 dienų
  • Oh yes we wait til they leave. Proceeds to move the eggs out so they can take the down.

    Mitchell worboysMitchell worboysPrieš 9 dienų
  • Lier! She said " birds leave the nest completely " but she was literally taking the nest and leaving only the eggs there

    Lina AnguLina AnguPrieš 9 dienų
  • Ma’am this is home invasion and robbery.

    clarizzleclarizzlePrieš 9 dienų
  • Damn I bet that fluff is soft

    Madii DMadii DPrieš 9 dienų
  • There's nothing "ethical" about stealing from animals

    Emily LavënEmily LavënPrieš 9 dienų
  • I'm hungover but this is one of the best videos I've ever watched I don't know why. I feel like raising my own chicken or my own animals so that way I can use their feathers to and help raise more babies and have a hugeer family of ducklings. Then I will name my family The ugly duckling family 😇😆 Then I will make more fluffy stuffy for my scarfie This is a good example of not just killing an animal and taking them you do it in a nice way and you leave back some of that fluffy stuffy. But you look like a thief though 🤣🤣🤣. Tip toeing by their window and picking their fluffy stuffy.

    Alberto AsiaAlberto AsiaPrieš 9 dienų
  • Of course it's hidden because the ducks want it to be.

    rimuru!rimuru!Prieš 10 dienų
  • "A cloud of eiderdown draws around me, softening a sound..." A Pillow of Winds by Pink Floyd

    John WrightJohn WrightPrieš 10 dienų
  • This comment section is so butthurt when there’s tons of proof that the ducks are perfectly fine even if the nest is taken

    Dinomustard808Dinomustard808Prieš 10 dienų
  • DONT BUY EIDERDOWN...... Ugh im gonna puke

    Natasha AngelinaNatasha AngelinaPrieš 10 dienų

    Natasha AngelinaNatasha AngelinaPrieš 10 dienų
  • Stealer, thief, entitled barbarian!!

    S MS MPrieš 10 dienų
  • What an unethical selfish soul this woman is, she just picked the eggs out and took the warm feathers, she has no right to endanger the lives in the egg when she did nothing to provide them safe shelter.

    S MS MPrieš 10 dienų
  • Bruv.

    Jiaqi LauJiaqi LauPrieš 10 dienų
  • Cold birds

    kvsn Mkvsn MPrieš 10 dienų
  • Iceland everything is apparently expensive.

    Skyler SmithSkyler SmithPrieš 10 dienų
  • _everybody hating this woman for stealing the duck's nests but I'm guessing if she were to be wrong and you guys correct (about a topic you just learned existed) then I doubt she could even have the business in the long term since your claims indicate the species would basically die off... I mean... people..._

    JayLeePoeJayLeePoePrieš 10 dienų
  • There are synthetic blankets that ate better than this

    cog gearcog gearPrieš 10 dienų
  • Farmers or ecological thief's, dont we have better insulators in market. Looks like one more marketing gimmick.

    amit bhadulaamit bhadulaPrieš 10 dienų