Plumeria Bay® News
Timeless: “Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care. The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast”. William Shakespeare
February 2nd, 2017: After several years of manufacturing in the United States for their U.S. customers, Schlossberg of Switzerland is once again manufacturing all their bed linens in Switzerland. It may take a little bit longer for your orders to ship; about 4 to 6 weeks. An upcoming price increase has been mentioned, but no details as to how much. Sferra has also announced a forthcoming "minimal" price increase, with more details to come later this month.
December 25th, 2016: Merry Christmas, Happy Chaunaka & Happy New Year!
November 23rd, 2016: Business was kind of slow the other day, then the phone rang. It was a prior customer calling to ask a couple of questions about our pillows. Then this gentlemen took the time to tell me how much he loved our products and how important he felt it was to support small business' that he liked. It may seem like a small thing, but it's not. That person, taking the time to share some kind words, made an otherwise "meh" day absolutely wonderful.
And now, it's the day before Thanksgiving. Tomorrow, on Thanksgiving Day, our family will be gathering. Things may be a little more "flavored" then usual, given the recent Presidential election and the fact that our family, much like the rest of America, is pretty evenly divided. With strong feelings on all sides. Still, I'm fairly confident that the day will be as wonderful as it usually is. Why? Because, Love, and a strong habit of Kindness. And knowing that despite everything, we all have so very much to be thankful for. Yeah, my family (and that includes you, Plumeria Bay visitor) rocks.
So, I just want to say Thank You. To everyone that takes the time to share, or receive, a kind word and a loving act. Thank you.
August 24th, 2016: "There are a lot more Egyptian cotton goods than Egyptian cotton". From the Wall Street Journal article: Wall Mart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and other large U.S. retailers are investigating if they've been supplied with phony "Egyptian cotton" sheets and towels. It is estimated that 90% of the products labeled as "Egyptian cotton" are fake. We're not at all surprised by this news.
May 10th, 2016: The Plumeria Polish down is in and back orders have all been filled! We are now accepting orders for The Plumeria duvets and pillows! Supply is still limited though, so we do recommend placing your order sooner, rather than later. Thanks to everyone that waited patiently for their Plumeria comforters and pillows.
May 4th, 2016: Happy Belated Earth Day! The "official" event was April 22nd, but in truth every day is Earth Day! Take a moment today to find out what you can do to help their efforts towards reforestation and endangered species protection.
Happy belated birthday to Plumeria Bay! 14 years old as of April 20th, 2016. Wow. Thank You!
Demand for our Plumeria down comforters and pillows has been extraordinary. This is wonderful, and beyond our wildest expectations, but it has also caused an issue with availability for this special and rare mature Polish white goose down. Our supplier is working furiously to meet our needs and we hope to be back to filling orders for these wonderful duvets and pillows soon.
For music lovers and musicians alike, please consider The Open String Foundation. They work to supply instruments and the strings that give voice to those instruments, to those in need.
Jan 1st, 2016: Happy New Year! Here's a heartfelt Thank You to all of our customers for allowing us to be of service and for helping our purpose, to Make The World a Softer Place, One Bed At a Time, seem even more worthwhile. We are so happy and proud to be a part, however small, of your comfort and joy. Thank You and best wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!
Oct 7th, 2015: Autumn is here! Such a beautiful time of year, as the trees celebrate with a riot of harvest color and a hint of chill begins to kiss the morning air.
It's also time (some would say it's way past time) to start thinking about Christmas shopping. If you are planning to give a Plumeria Bay down comforter or pillow(s), please keep in mind that all of our goose down bedding is made to order. We're anticipating a busy season, so to be sure that your orders ship in time for Christmas delivery (to the continental U.S.), please place your order by Friday, December 4th.
We'll be posting a Holiday shipping update to our Shipping Info page as we get closer to December, but you can be assured of a timely delivery if you have your order in by Dec 4th.
Thank you and... Happy Holidays!
May 20th, 2015: Our new site design is complete! Featuring a new "responsive" design that accommodates itself to all devises, from the smallest cell phone to large high-def desktop screens. That's nice, but probably more significant is the ease with which our products are presented.
For example: We offer 5 different types of Goose Down comforters (Cascadia, Traditional Luxury, Apres, Plumeria & Silk Plumeria), and our Eiderdown comforters. Each of those is available in at least 5 (sometimes 6) different sizes. This resulted in over 25 different comforters that people had to choose from, in our "old" site design, which can be a little overwhelming to the first time visitor. Now, the sometimes overwhelming amount of choices have been winnowed down to the absolute minimum.
Since many of these changes were made based on comments and suggestions by you, our visitor, we hope you find the "new" Plumeria Bay® easy to use. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.
March 19th, 2015: Price Increase: The cost for Eiderdown and our Canadian goose down has gone up, as well as the cost for our Apres™ Tencel fabric. This means that prices will be increasing for the following products, effective March 22nd, 2015: Traditional Luxury down comforters & pillows, Apres down comforters, Eiderdown comforters and pillows.
March 6th, 2015: We've been so very busy! January and February of 2015 were among our best months ever. Thank you.
We're also excited to tell you that we are in the process of a major redesign for the Plumeria Bay® website. Once complete, it will be much easier for our visitors to become familiar with and choose the comforter and pillow that they would like.
For example, instead of having 6 different Traditional Luxury™ comforters to choose from before even getting to the actual product, there will now be just 1Traditional Luxury™ comforter, with the ability to specify the size and warmth level that you'd like on the product page.
Many of these changes will happen within the next month, with the full redesign, including a version of Plumeria Bay® specifically tailored for those who visit us via their mobile phone, expected to launch sometime in April.
Nov 10th, 2014: Wow, it's November and Autumn is here! This year has been very busy and time has just flown by, so here's a big "Thank You" to our customer's for giving us wings. Of note: we've just added the St. Geneve Nico Organic Cotton Bed linens to our line-up. This is a GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard) Certified fabric. 240 thread count (but softer than many offerings with double the count) Percale sheeting that is woven in Germany.
August 19th, 2014: We've added The Cascadia™ 675 fill power white goose down comforters and pillows to our line of fine goose down bedding. The Cascadia™ comforters are made with the same baffled box construction and down proof fabric as our 850 fill power Traditional Luxury goose down comforters. The Cascadia goose down pillows are made with the same German milled down proof fabric as our 850 fill power Traditional Luxury goose down pillows.
We've also added the Perlux™ line of Tencel Pillow Protectors. Covered in Tencel®fabric and lined with a breathable waterproof membrane, these protectors are waterproof, dust mite proof and bed bug proof, as well as being super comfortable to sleep with.
March 11th, 2014: While you sleep, your body does incredible things. Read the article & see the full size graphic at the Huffington Post.
June 25th, 2013: The importance of good sleep, not just once in a while, but as a regular part of your life, cannot be overstated. If you think you might be suffering from lack of sleep, please check out our Healthy Sleep page for links to in-depth resources. Also, take a moment to read this article; Steps for More, and Better Sleep, from the New York Times.
June 17th, 2013: Music. Of all human conceptions, music seems to me to be a most powerful agent of love and inspiration, of unification and freedom. Music is created, and it creates. Music exalts us in it's beauty. Music teaches us sorrow and compassion, joy and laughter. Music teaches us to dream. Music enriches us. Music makes us better human beings.
At the same time, the budgets for Arts education in our primary and secondary school systems are being cut for lack of resources. But, you can make a difference! Here are a couple of ideas to consider:
June 15th, 2013: An idea to consider: "If care-giving is absent from the political and economic discourse on health care, then nothing but institutional and monetary issues seem to matter." The Gesundheit! Institute is a project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the world, and the health care system itself. About Gesundheit.
May 30th, 2013 Masterworks for all - The Riijksmuseum offers downloads of high resolution images of artwork, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and many others. At no charge. This is so wonderful. “We’re a public institution, and so the art and objects we have are, in a way, everyone’s property,” Taco Dibbits, Director of Collections at the Riijksmuseum. Begin your exploration here!
May 5th, 2013 Everything you ever wanted to know about lucid dreaming.
March 14th, 2013 It's official! Our new product line launched March 1st, and our redesigned downloadable interactive pdf catalog was published yesterday. We're gratified and thankful for the acceptance that our new line is experiencing. It seems that we are not alone in believing that there is value in excellence.
February 18th, 2013 We've been quiet, but very busy! We are so excited, and proud to announce...
We're raising the bar! We've taken what we've learned during the last 10 plus years in this business and applied these lessons to our new line of world class goose down comforters, pillows and featherbeds.
Each duvet and pillow, hand made to order. Master craftsmanship, evident in every detail. Pure luxury in every moment.
Plumeria Bay® - Making The World A Softer Place, One Bed at a Time
June 27th, 2012 50 Things to do before Summer Ends Some wonderful, silly & simply awesome ideas for the feminine, from Gala Darling. For men, most of the online lists we found were kind of lame, with getting stoned and drinking beer near the top. So for the guys, we suggest pilfering from Gala's list and substituting your favorite sport/outdoor activity where appropriate. Of course, we'd like everyone to add "Get a Plumeria Bay down pillow and comforter!" to their list! :)
May 20th, 2012 Consumer Fraud Alert - As the price for goose down increases, the incidence of fraud is bound to increase. From large retailers such as Wal-Mart selling goose down comforters that are actually duck down, to manufacturers mis-representing the quality of down (fill power) that they are using in their products; the bottom line is that you, the consumer, need to know what to look for when shopping for quality goose down bedding. Please remember, if the price of that bargain comforter seems to good to be true, it probably is.
May 20th, 2012 Came across this article from The Huffington Post that talks about goose down and "live harvesting", a practice that is illegal in the United States and many parts of Europe. For the record, all of the goose down used in Plumeria Bay comforters and pillows is a by-product of geese that have been killed for food (goose is a popular food item in many parts of Europe).
May 8th, 2012 The Wall Street Journal reports a steep rise in cost for goose down. Of course, we're well aware of this and have struggled to keep our prices as low as possible, but we have, very reluctantly, been forced to pass along some of this increase. The referenced article refers mostly to goose down from China. In Europe, and Hungary (where our goose down comes from) the price rise has been even more dramatic.
The WSJ article goes on to mention that some manufacturers are substituting relatively inexpensive Duck Down for Goose Down. Consumers be aware and beware!
May 4th, 2012 It's been a long time coming, but we're happy to announce that we now have videos of our comforters that show each warmth level, from Ultralight to Deep Winter, along with videos of our Summer and Winter Mulberry comforters. Probably one of the biggest challenges our customers face is the decision making process of which warmth level would be best for them. Hopefully this will help!
April 20th, 2012 Plumeria Bay is 10 years old today! Once again, we have you to thank for allowing us to serve and celebrate! Thank You!
March 2nd, 2012 Plumeria Bay is on Facebook! We'll be checking in, so please feel free to visit, make comments, ask questions and share Plumeria Bay with your Facebook friends.
June 1st, 2011 Our web site is updated with new pricing, as is our pdf catalog. We still have a good amount of printed catalogs (with old pricing) & will continue to use those until they are gone.
April 22nd, 2011 Commit random acts of greenness! Plant a daisy, visit the 2011 Skagit Tulip Festival (on a bicycle!), breath fresh air with abandon & learn how you can do even more to make our planet a healthier place to be. Happy Earth Day!
April 7th, 2011: Fair warning, buy now and save! Prices are going UP! Due to significant cost increases from our European suppliers, we'll be increasing our prices for all of our down bedding (comforters, pillows & featherbeds). While this will not be immediate, you can likely expect to see the increased pricing within the next month or two. It will likely take us some time to update our printed catalog and we will update our downloadable catalog as soon as possible. In the meantime, the pricing on our website is always current!
August 25th, 2010: It may be obvious, but kids that get more, and better, sleep, do better in school. This article suggests later school start times. Those pre-dawn bus schedules, especially in the middle of winter, have got to be rough. We think a good down pillow for the next future President of the United States would help too! :)