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

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 | 2017-06-05T13:24:22+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Media, Press release, RDS in the news|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

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

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

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
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