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No, you don’t need a $27,000 du­vet. But here’s why you can feel good about buying one. Eider­down is so rare that Norvegr, a Nor­we­gian lux­ury bed­ding com­pany, can only col­lect enough of it to pro­duce about 15 du­vets a year. And no ducks are harmed in the process. After the ei­der duck lays her eggs, she plucks tufts from her chest to keep her brood warm. At the end of the sea­son, when the fam­ily has de­parted its nest, the down is hand-col­lected and hand-washed. It’s worth all the effort be­cause eider­down is revered for its un­par­al­leled in­su­lat­ing prop­er­ties—it’s part of a cen­turies-old sweet-dream-in­duc­ing legacy that dates back to the Vik­ings. (Norvegr Lim­ited Edi­tion Eider­down Du­vet, $27,112 for a king-size po­lar du­vet, at in­tothebed­room.com)

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