Responsible Down Standard
In order to ensure the appropriate animal welfare throughout our supply chain, we only use certified down and feathers since June 2015.
In the production of our sleeping bags we mainly use synthetic fibers, down only makes up for 16%. This natural product still offers the best insulation compared to synthetic fibers, especially when the ratio of light weight to high heat output is considered.
Through live plucking and stuffing mast, serious injuries can occur to the animals during down harvesting. To minimize these risks, we have been using only down as a waste product in the Chinese food industry from the beginning.
Since June 2015, we have gone a step further and only buy down that has been certified according to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The entire production and supply chain from the chick through the cleaned down to the finished sleeping bag in the sports shop must be comprehensible. Transparency is the ultimate goal. Each individual production site worldwide is visited and evaluated by independent, professional inspectors. When the animal protection is respected in all phases, the sleeping bag meets the requirements of the RDS certificate (Responsible Down Standard). For further information, please visit: textileexchange.org