Current Revision of the Responsible Down Standard
Textile Exchange is currently leading a revision of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). To learn more about the scope, objectives, and justification of the need for the standard, you can read the Terms of Reference for the Standard: RDS Draft Terms of Reference. This document is also under review as part of the revision.
The Revision process began in September of 2017, and we anticipate releasing the revised RDS 3.0 in early 2019. See details of the process below. You can read more about our process in the Textile Exchange 2018 Standard Setting Procedures.
|Public Invitation for Feedback||June – August 2017||Complete|
|Convening the International Working Group||August – December 2017||Complete|
|Setting the goals, objectives, and other terms of reference for the Standard||December 2017 – March 2018||Complete|
|Reviewing the existing criteria of the standard and identifying topics to be reviewed||March – July 2018||Complete|
|Creating the draft version of the new or revised version of the Standard||July – August 2018||Complete|
|IWG approval of the draft||August – December 2018||Complete|
|Public Stakeholder Draft Consultation||December 2018 – February 2019||In progress|
|Final release of the standard||March 2019|
International Working Group
Participation in the International Working Group is now closed. IWG Members include any interested party, and Voting Rights are granted to those that sign our Charter. See the list of the IWG Members below.
Public Stakeholder Draft Consultation
Participation in the Public Stakeholder Draft Consultation is now open and all are invited to participate. Please visit ResponsibleDown.org/rds-draft-consultation/ for more details.
You may also elect to receive updates on the progress of the development or revision. To be added to our stakeholder list and receive updates, send an email to ResponsibleDown@TextileExchange.org.
At any time, you may submit direct feedback to the current version of the Standard by using this form.
A Summary of all collected feedback and how it was incorporated will be available to everyone that has submitted feedback. This document will be made available following the release of the new standard or revised version.
During the Development or Revision of a Standard, all decisions are made by consensus among the Voting Members of the International Working Group. You can read more in the Textile Exchange 2018 Standard Setting Procedures.
- July 31, 2018 – Draft Review – Voting Members