Animal Welfare

Responsible Down Standard

Our duck and goose down duvet inners and pillows are Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified.

The Responsible Down Standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to an unnecessary harm.

Key points in the standard:

• Any removal of down and feathers from live birds (live-plucking or molt-harvesting) is prohibited

• Force-feeding is prohibited

• Holistic respect for animal welfare of the birds from hatching to slaughter

• RDS down and feathers is properly identified; to ensures that non-RDS down and feathers are not mistakenly identified as RDS

• Each stage in supply chain is audited by a professional, third party certification body

• Only products with 100% certified down and feathers carry the RDS logo

Learn more about the standard on the RDS website