C&A Promotes Use of RDS

October 11, 2016 New video from C&A promotes their use of the Responsible Down Standard. Watch the video on Youtube.

By | October 18th, 2016|Media, RDS in the news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

C&A publicly declares its commitment to responsible sourcing with its first RDS-certified down collection

October 11, 2016 C&A Europe has launched a new down puffer jacket collection, the company’s first such collection that was produced with sustainability in mind and certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The exciting new collection strengthens C&A’s public commitment to the responsible sourcing of down and feathers. From fall 2016 onwards, all of [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Media, 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | July 15th, 2015|Press release, RDS in the news|0 Comments

Introducing the Responsible Down Standard

Down is the core of Feathered Friends. We are jumping in to down certified by the Responsible Down Standard. Fully traceable, never live plucked, never force fed. See more at featheredfriends.com/down

By | July 14th, 2015|RDS in the news|0 Comments
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