Responsible Down Standard

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Responsible Down Standard

The North Face is committed to improving animal welfare and traceability in the goose down and feather supply chain. We created the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) to help to ensure that our down does not come from animals that have been subject to any unnecessary harm, such as force-feeding or live-plucking, and to provide a traceability system to validate the original source of down used in The North Face products. Certified down will be incorporated into our products starting in Fall 2015 with a goal of 100 percent certification by Fall 2017.

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The North Face Introduces Fall 2016 Line Featuring 100% Certified Responsible Down
January 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  The North Face today announced its Fall 2016 line, including more than 500 down product styles that feature certified responsible down through the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). Officially launched in January 2014, the RDS is the most comprehensive, global, third-party certified animal...
Jan 8, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Responsible Down Standard Celebrates First Anniversary
Through a global certification standard, the adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland join the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for down products.
Jan 21, 2015 9:00 AM ET
H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot and Other Leading International Brands Commit to More Responsible Down
October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit dedicated to sustainability in the apparel and textile industry, today announced that H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face,...
Oct 21, 2014 7:00 AM ET