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For Business 2017-06-05T13:24:21+00:00

Our Goal

The Responsible Down Standard ensures that down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated well. This means enabling them to live healthy lives, express innate behaviors, and not suffer from pain, fear or distress. The standard also follows the chain of custody from farm to product, so consumers can be confident that the down and feathers in the products they choose are truly RDS.

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News and Updates

Here’s a view of the latest action with the RDS and animal welfare. Be sure to scroll through to see all of the updates.
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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 [...]

At Outdoor Retailer show, Allied Feather and Down emerges as full-spectrum ambassador for integrity of nature, environmental conservation

At Outdoor Retailer show, Allied Feather and Down emerges as full-spectrum ambassador for integrity of nature, environmental conservation “We knew [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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