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Tools and Support 2017-06-05T13:24:20+00:00

The Standard

Translated Versions of the Standard

Textile Exchange uses a public multi-stakeholder approach to developing and revising our standards.

RDS FAQsfaq icon

Find answers to the most common questions about using the RDS for your down and feather products.  Learn more >
Still have questions? Ask us at Integrity@TextileExchange.org.

communication tools iconCommunication Tools

We want to help you communicate about your use of the Responsible Down Standard. Check out the resources below for the information you’re looking for:

  • RDS Info Sheet (PDF) – talking points for the use of down and feathers in your products and what is covered by the RDS.
  • Why RDS? (PDF) – a quick introduction to the standard and what sets it apart.

For more information that can easily be shared with your customers, refer to http://responsibledown.org.

training tools iconTraining Tools

It may seem like a daunting task to undertake a full supply chain standard. It’s important to know as much as possible before you get started. The toolkits below are designed to get you started on the path to certifying your supply chain, or getting certified yourself.

  • Brand Toolkit (PDF) – This brief training guide lists the first steps to using the RDS for your products. Find out how to plan, execute and get the most from RDS certification.
  • Supplier Toolkit (PDF) – Suppliers are absolutely crucial to RDS. Learn how to plan RDS certification, save time and money through the process, and communicate your certification with your buyers.

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Textile Exchange has hosted several webinars over the first months of the Responsible Down Standard to explain how it works and how adoption of the standard works. Take a look at the archive to learn more about the RDS and certification in general.

Responsible Down Standard Update (December 2015)

The TE Responsible Down Standard:
What it Does, and What You Can Do (October 2014)

An Introduction to the Responsible Down Standard
(February 2014)

Practicing Integrity:
The Case of prAna (June 2012)

Integrity in Value Chain Investment
(January 2012)

Support from Textile Exchange

Whether you are looking to develop a sustainable sourcing policy, wanting to education yourself more on the issues related to materials and processing, or wanting help in implementing your certification strategy, Textile Exchange can offer you plenty of information and support. Please visit our website or contact us at Integrity@TextileExchange.org.