Northern Feather is a family owned manufacturing company with a retail store located on the edge of the picturesque town of Westport, Co Mayo. The site on which Northern Feather is located was originally a weaving factory with 400 looms weaving fabric for the Irish Textiles Industry. A misfortune struck in 1969 when a fire broke out and the entire factory burned to the ground. It was rebuilt and a year later manufacturing recommenced.
In 1980 Danish multinational company “Nordisk Fjer”, Northern Feather, purchased the factory in Westport. Northern Feather was operating successfully in many countries at this time including Germany, Australia, Singapore, Japan and USA. As its name suggests, Northern Feather specialised in manufacturing Down and Feather filled pillows and duvets. Synthetics were also included in the product range. The factory in Westport adapted to this new venture and continued trading under the parent company in Denmark.