Ukrainian White Duck Down 90-10 70016th November 2016

Unfortunately due to the on-going security issues currently being experienced within certain parts of Ukraine use of this supply-chain ceased before a full DOWN CODEX® audit could be carried out. Whilst we have received written assurance from our down wholesaler and are confident in the integrity and quality of the supply it has not been […]

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UK Farm visit26th September 2016

As part of Mountain Equipment’s ongoing DOWN CODEX efforts, two staff members recently visited a UK farm which breeds both geese and ducks. Johnson and Swarbrick based near Preston are the world’s only producer of Goosnargh ducks, regarded as some of the finest in the country and used by many top chefs including Raymond Blanc […]

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20153rd December 2015

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201417th December 2014

Following our decision to cease work with two previous supply chain partners, in June an audit is carried out in the Zanghua and Taoyuan regions of Taiwan to allow one of our already nominated suppliers to upscale production. This is the first time that a ‘Corrective Action Plan’ is issued to one of the processors […]

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201317th December 2013

3 years of studying our supply chains has highlighted the need to try and reduce the number of partners we work with, a logical step in the further reduction of risk. The first of two suppliers, factories who supplied their own down are removed from our supply chain. Whilst both suppliers passed our minimum standards […]

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