It is important to highlight the bizarre trend of the raw material market: the demand of quilts from emerging economies increases, but the supply of raw materials is falling, and this is because the breeding of ducks and geese has been reduced due to the change in dietary habits of the countries, and the industry of upholstery, which uses the waste elements of this sector, it will be damaged. So the farmers noticed a reduction in earnings due to high energy costs, personnel, and feed that in the last period reached notable figures. This has led, especially the Asian buyers, in an irrational fear for a hypothetical lack of raw materials in the future, and, with respect to such fear, are grabbing more merchandise needs, paying excessive prices, especially sparking speculation by importers of Chinese and the rising sun. From this whole chain of events, the effect is that the cost of down and feather has undergone a meteoric rise, after years of stalemate.
The Assopiuma is keeping under control, with attention, the development of the dynamics involving the domestic market. She is convinced that the collaboration between the different countries of the world, carefully evaluate these anomalous phenomena is required. “Gold Assopiuma“ exists for this instance: to give quality assured to the members. Here, despite the increases, Assopiuma decided not to alter their standard of quality, and keep it unchanged. Assopiuma is aware that downgrade the quality is equivalent to a loss of credibility on the excellence of Italian products around the world that has always appezzato.