The RDS is a standard that was developed to tackle the issues of animal welfare in the down supply chain.
It enables companies to source down feathers from responsible sources without fear that their down came from areas where geese and ducks were subjected to force feeding and or live plucking. This standard is a chain of custody standard ensuring that the entire supply chain is certified. This standard was developed together with The North Face, Textile Exchange and Control Union. It is now the industry standard for the certification of down material and can be found in the home, apparel and outdoor industry.
Why choose this Standard?
Companies seeking RDS are committed to source responsible materials while assuring that their materials are sourced from supply chains that do not subject animals to unnecessary harm.