United Colors of Benetton earns RDS certification

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-03T21:58:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Press release, RDS in the news|0 Comments

Downlite Expands RDS Certified Down Supply in Europe and Asia

July 27, 2016; Mason, OH –Downlite, a major down and feather processor and supplier of responsibly-sourced performance fills to the outdoor and home furnishings markets, announces it has invested significant resources in its RDS supply chain in both Europe and Asia. RDS certification traces the down supply chain ensuring companies that the down used in [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:23+00:00 July 31st, 2016|Media, Press release, RDS in the news|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

New Down Standard Faces First Fight with PETA

By SportsOneSource Media, June 3, 2016 The Responsible Down Standard, which was spearheaded by outdoor apparel brands and their suppliers to promote humane treatment of birds used to produce down fill and insulation, appears to have emerged from its first challenge from animal rights activists stronger. The challenge came in the form of an "exposé" [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:23+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Media, RDS in the news|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

H&M – 100% Ethically Sourced Down

By H&M, January 15, 2016 The Responsible Down Standard, RDS, certify the source of down, ensuring it does not come from animals that have been subject to any unnecessary harm, such as live-plucking or force-feeding. It also provides other strict requirements on several other animal welfare issues such as food, housing and outdoor access. All [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:23+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Media, RDS in the news|0 Comments

The North Face Fall 2016 Line Will Use 100% Certified Responsible Down

by Hannah Furlong | January 8, 2016 One year earlier than expected, The North Face will use 100 percent certified responsible down in all of the retail and wholesale down products in its Fall 2016 line. The down fill will be certified through the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), which the company contributed to in partnership with global non-profit organization Textile Exchange and [...]

By | 2016-07-21T16:29:20+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Media, RDS in the news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Responsible Down Standard Named OutDoor Industry Award Winner

Stabio, July 15, 2015 The North Face® and Textile Exchange are proud to announce that Responsible Down Standard (RDS) has been named OutDoor Industry Award Winner 2015 in the category of Sustainable Innovations. It is a testament to The North Face®’s dedication to the environment, and their commitment to constantly revolutionize the way we do [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:24+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Press release, RDS in the news|0 Comments

DONTLETMEDOWN IN THE MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE (ART AND COMMERCE) HAMBURG

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Museum for Art and Commerce) Germany displays parts of GreenroomVoices #dontletmedown Showcase, which was organised originally for the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin, and present this to its audience from the 30.3. to the 30.9.2015. On display are the Traceable Down Standard by NSF, the Responsible Down Standard [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:24:25+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Media, RDS in the news|0 Comments
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