RDS (Responsible Down Standard)

The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard that safeguards the welfare of the animals – it guarantees that down and feathers come from ducks and geese where no live plucking is conducted. The standard was developed and revised over three years with the input of animal welfare groups, industry experts, brands and retailers, and it follows the chain of custody from farm to product. The standard recognises the best practices in animal welfare, and excludes those that violate the animal's wellbeing. Learn more about the Responsible Down Standard here or download the RDS Fact Sheet.

Key Benefits:

  • Sustainability – down is the by-product of a renewable resource, it is biodegradable and recyclable, and it will last for decades
  • Traceability – farm to factory tracking, with down from an individual product being coded and traceable back to a specific batch
  • Peace of Mind – RDS-certified down gives you comfort in the fact that your down product has been made with a holistic respect for animal welfare
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