Most-Sustainable Gear? German Brand A ‘Quiet Leader’

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 | 2017-08-16T21:15:59+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Animal welfare, Media|0 Comments

Peta vs. Greenpeace in the Filled-Textile Industry

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:22+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Animal welfare, Media|0 Comments

EOG Open Letter to PETA

Dear PETA, Dear Noelle, June 28th 2016 First of all we would like to thank PETA for their efforts in upholding the torch of animal welfare and we truly appreciate your contributions to make this world a better place. According to the Oxford Dictionary1 one of the principle synonyms for the term ‘responsible’ is the [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:22+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Animal welfare, Media|0 Comments

The Sustainable and Humane Practices of the Down and Feather Industry

A Global Assessment of Industry Statistics and Practices Written by Harry Schmitz, Ph.D. Commissioned by the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB) June 2016 http://www.idfb.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IDFB_White_Paper_6.07.16.pdf 

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:23+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Animal welfare, Media, RDS in the news|0 Comments

Allied Feather and Down Responds to PETA Allegations

ALLIED RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC CLAIMS associating ALLIED with live-plucked material ALLIED takes our responsible sourcing initiatives extremely seriously. We have worked tirelessly for years as industry leaders developing supply chains that give our partners assurances that we are doing everything we can to provide the highest quality responsibly sourced material free of not just live [...]

By | 2016-07-21T16:17:54+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Animal welfare, Media, Press release|0 Comments

TE Responds to PETA Allegations

By Textile Exchange, June 6, 2016 In the light on the ongoing pressure from PETA on individual brands, we feel that it is important to point out the facts as simply and clearly as possible. While we are disappointed by PETA’s efforts to undermine the RDS and the companies using it, we are more confident than [...]

By | 2016-06-06T21:29:15+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Animal welfare, Media, RDS in the news|0 Comments

PETA targets companies producing goose down

By Lisa Fickenscher August 4, 2015 | 1:07am Feathers will soon be flying. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the advocacy group that has for years publicly battled manufacturers and retailers of fur coats, is quietly taking aim at its next big target, The Post has learned: goose down. The geese, according to PETA, [...]

By | 2015-08-05T19:32:53+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Animal welfare|0 Comments

CHALLENGE THE LABEL

Sustainability claims are the words or images that are used to set apart responsible products, processes, businesses or services. They can act as filters that provide people with information about the social and environmental attributes of a product or service, which may affect the decision whether to buy a particular product. It is therefore important [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:25+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Animal welfare|0 Comments

Why it’s huge news that Wal-Mart is pushing stricter animal welfare policy

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club issued a surprise announcement today, good news for the growing number of consumers striving to eat more ethically. The country’s largest food retailer has boldly proclaimed that “farm animals in our supply chain should be treated humanely throughout their lives and that the welfare of farm animals should be considered in [...]

By | 2015-07-14T19:23:24+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Animal welfare|0 Comments
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