A new season, a new source of duck-down6th March 2023

For the Spring-Summer 2023 season Mountain Equipment have a new supplier of duck down. Sourced via German down wholesaler Peter Kohl GmbH and obtained from the farming group DROP® S.A based in Poland, this supply chain is certified to RDS 3.0 and has met the additional requirements of DOWN CODEX®, having provided us with extra […]

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Mountain Equipment to require annual down supply audits2nd January 2023

As part of our integration of the RDS 3.0 standard into DOWN CODEX®, Mountain Equipment has confirmed that its supply chain audits will now be carried out on an annual basis. Prior to the adoption of the RDS standard, audits were carried out every three years. The move, which has been under consideration for some […]

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Mountain Equipment ceases sourcing Russian goose down14th March 2022

For the past ten years we have sourced our goose down from a farming group located in South-Western Russia, buying it through a German wholesaler. Throughout that time, we have been continuously impressed with both the animal welfare standards and the quality of down we received. Indeed, following Down Codex audits, animal welfare had further […]

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Mountain Equipment achieves RDS 3.0 brand certification14th February 2022

Mountain Equipment is pleased to announce that it is now a certified Responsible Down Standard (RDS) brand. This represents the last step in integrating the RDS 3.0 standard into our DOWN CODEX®. Being a certified brand partner means that the content claims in relation to the down we source are now independently verified by an […]

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Risk Management in the Supply Chain. Part 2.11th January 2021

In 2010, the down industry was safely ensconced in basecamp, where it had been for about a hundred years. It was comfortable, its sales were growing steadily, and everyone thought they knew where they stood. The problem was, most outdoor brands buying and selling thousands or tens of thousands of down products every year couldn’t […]

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