The Columbia Sportswear brand is committed to using only RDS-certified down and feather in the majority of its global product line. Learn more about their commitment here. Follow Columbia Sportswear's Material Traceability Manager, Nicole Argyropoulos on her journey to China and Taiwan as she traces the origins of the OutDry Extreme ECO Down Jacket.
From www.isealalliance.org | 25 Oct 2017 See the full article here. We are pleased to announce that Textile Exchange has been accepted as an Associate Member of ISEAL, joining a growing number of initiatives that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors. Textile Exchange focuses on identifying and sharing the best practices in the global [...]
Keep Warm, Be Responsible Press Release: Ponzano – WEBWIRE – Thursday, September 28, 2017 United Colors of Benetton has obtained Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification, which safeguards the welfare of geese and ducks that provide the down and feathers used in Benetton’s collections. Using specialized third-party certification bodies, the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) independently certifies all aspects related [...]
At Outdoor Retailer show, Allied Feather and Down emerges as full-spectrum ambassador for integrity of nature, environmental conservation
At Outdoor Retailer show, Allied Feather and Down emerges as full-spectrum ambassador for integrity of nature, environmental conservation “We knew that not all down was created equal,” Uretsky says. “But, we also knew that we could not shy away from having an open dialogue.” By virtue of its role as a major supplier of down [...]
Most-Sustainable Gear? German Brand A ‘Quiet Leader’ "Animal welfare is a concern to Jack Wolfskin. The company has long assured that live feather plucking and foie gras processes are not involved in the procurement of its down. In 2015, the company began a switch to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) from the Textile Exchange Organization." [...]
by Keith Wilson | March 17, 2017 If you're buying a duvet or jacket, a question you may want to consider would be would you rather kill a bird for the down, or pollute waters and kill fish by the waste of synthetic fibers? This is the complex issue that is facing many home fashions and [...]