It is not enough that a product is made of goose feathers to be automatically considered a quality product: it all depends on the quality of feather, particularly on its origin, and processing to which it has been submitted. In its production cycle of sorting, washing and sterilisation Cinelli includes only raw material of proven quality coming from Eastern Europe, or from those countries where the breeding of geese, together with the activity of collecting feathers, is an ancient craft exercised with great wisdom and expertise. Animals produce the plumage depending on the environment where they live. Consequently, feather and down from colder climatic environments are better developed than those coming from more temperate environments. Although the world’s largest producer of feathers is China, which exports worldwide at extremely competitive prices, the feathers of Asian origin have poorer quality characteristics than European ones and that is why Cinelli Piume e Piumini does not use them in its production processes. Of every batch of raw material we get to sacrifice up to 40% to keep only the best of the feather and thus be able to give life to a finished product of excellence.