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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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Taking the High Ground on Down Insulation

Several major outdoor companies are pushing to invest in more sustainable down Article featuring the RDS on www.powder.com May 15, [...]

Tested Tough | Tracing the ECO Down Jacket

The Columbia Sportswear brand is committed to using only RDS-certified down and feather in the majority of its global product line. [...]

ISEAL welcomes Textile Exchange as Associate Member

From www.isealalliance.org | 25 Oct 2017 See the full article here. We are pleased to announce that Textile Exchange has been accepted as [...]

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 [...]

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