Ecodown before and after washing (Source: Thermore)
When used in a garment, the insulation Ecodown Fibers Genius allows the fibers to intertwine, thus creating an even and stable layer of insulation. This specially engineered structure of fibers minimizes cold spots and clumping.
Researchers at Thermore SpA, Milan/Italy, who developed the product, defined it a hybrid between free fibers and rolled insulation, bridging the gap between the 2 products. The unique construction also boosts durability and makes it easy to use. It can be blown in baffles, panels, and even hand stuffed. It can also be used with custom patterns and squares (plaid construction). Ecodown Fibers Genius is the only free fiber solution that becomes up to 10% warmer after washing.
Thermore was the first company to launch a sustainable insulation in the 1980s and is now concentrated on eco-friendly innovation, mostly using polyester fibers recycled from PET bottles.