The Feather Company
The Feather Company
36a Canaan Lane
Joined Sep 2016
Hand-made in Edinburgh, our flagship range of premium bedding and soft furnishings encompasses pillows, duvets, bolsters and cushions. From standard sizes to entirely unique designs, we’re experts in making high-quality feather and down-filled products of any shape, size and quantity.
Our company was originally established in Edinburgh in 1969 by David Monro under the name of “Snuggler” — at that time, duvets were a new idea in the U.K and were available through only a handful of retailers. Our first duvet was made up in David’s bedroom at the family home in Edinburgh. He quickly gained a reputation for quality and had to employ extra hands to help cope with the growing demand.
During the early 1970’s, our duvets twice received the “Best Buy” recommendation from Which? magazine. Sales rocketed and more spacious premises had to be found, first in York Place and then George Street, Edinburgh.
In 1979, we moved again into our current workshop located along Canaan Lane in Morningside.
With duvets becoming increasingly popular and competition growing, we diversified by offering a re-covering and topping-up service where customers could send us their old duvets for a new case and a boost up of more feathers and down. This service and many other products were added to the standard range including pillows, bolsters and cushion pads.
Our shop in Leven Street was opened in 1986 to stock a range of our products including many of the items in the website. Our shop attracted many loyal customers over the years. Now operating from our premises in Canaan Lane, we continue to offer a friendly and personal service to every customer.
In 1996, the company was passed down to the next generation to help modernise the business. In 2010, our first website was launched so that customers throughout the U.K could buy our products and use our services — then, in 2019, we refreshed our brand identity and website to reflect our ambition and help us transition into the next chapter.