If you enjoy the finer things in life and if quality is an essential element of your life, we welcome you to the world of Makoti Down Products. At Makoti, you will find people of the kindest nature and with impeccable taste who truly care for your comfort. These are the characteristics that are reflected in the quality products we bring to you. As a family business, we take pride in the personal relationships we have with our clients.
Makoti Down Products was born in June 1989 on the Noorspoort farm in the arid Karoo after 12 years of drought. What started out as a small family business has steadily grown over the past 25 years into a fully-fledged family-run industry that employs no fewer than 26 people. Our down comes mainly from local farmers, however, when needed; down is imported from overseas suppliers. These suppliers share the same passion and understanding of the necessity and importance in obtaining the finest quality down. Our top quality goose down is processed using a specialised machine from Germany, with strict quality control measures in place at the Makoti premises in Uitenhage, South Africa.
Makoti is the Xhosa word for “bride” or “trousseau”, which stems from the act of the bride-to-be and her family putting away precious and valuable items in preparation for her imminent marriage. At Makoti, we are proud that our products reflect this very same concept by providing you with a lifetime’s worth of service and enjoyment. Not only do we deal directly with the products, we also deal with the people who use our products – so that we are able to establish a friendship and level of trust with our clients.
Our products are all fully washable with high fill power. Our goose down is light in weight and offers amazing warmth, lasting a lifetime! With Makoti, you can rest assured that you’re getting the finest quality, as all of our products are manufactured from finely woven imported 100% cotton; and they all carry the NOMITE label. We are also a member of the European Down and Feather Association (EDFA).
The International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory and Institute of America endorses our products and have said: "The goose down from your farm in Africa is of superb quality. It is extremely clean and has excellent fill power." We can safely boast the fact that their species identification tests revealed a 99% goose down content.