The Global Stakeholder Roundtable is an initiative facilitated by the EU and US outdoor industry to bring all relevant players – brands from various industries, suppliers, slaughterhouses, meat producers and others – together to improve the transparency, traceability and animal welfare across the global down supply chain and promote best practices. On July 22nd, the Outdoor Industry Association will host a meeting at Texworld in New York, bringing exposure to the down issues and solutions to the bedding industry.

The objectives of the meeting will be to review recent developments, including standards, outline the landscape of stakeholders and their respective roles, expectations and goals, and to investigate the remaining challenges that brands are facing. Anne Gillespie of Textile Exchange will be representing the RDS at this event.