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documentory about the harvesting of eiderdowns - the different steps of cleaning and the following production of high end eiderdown duvets
SUBSCRIBE for more BBC highlights: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn Programme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05sz8q8 Thor’s family take the eider ducklings down to a pool for their daily swimming lesson.
Earlier this year, in -50C degree winds, the Google Maps team helped Arctic Eider Society mount the Google Maps Trekker on the rear of a snowmobile to collect stunning Street View imagery from the sea ice of Canada’s Hudson’s Bay. The work was focused near the isolated hamlet of Sanikiluaq on the Belcher Islands off the coast of northern Quebec in Hudson’s Bay. The culture and economy of this community is defined by its relationship with the local Arctic Eider duck, a traditional source of food and clothing - and the resource behind a burgeoning eiderdown export industry. Due to climate change and changes in the sea ice, the arctic eider population near Belcher experienced a die-off in the 1990s and remains under threat. Learn more: http://googlecanada.blogspot.ca/2015/12/take-snowmobile-with-google-maps-to-sea.html
Cuddledown's manufacturing manager explains what fill power is, how our down is tested to ensure the highest quality, and how duck down and goose down vary. http://www.cuddledown.com
Harlequin Ducks in River Laxa in Iceland. A 2min & 30sec shot with an iphone 5s through a Swarovski ATX96mm telescope. Produced by Biotope, october 2014. Music by The Custodian of Records.
Eider farming and down collection in Iceland is based on centuries-old traditions. A unique relationship has developed between farmers and wild eider ducks. An Introdution to the eider, its history and production of eiderdown goods.