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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Risk Management in the Supply Chain. Part 113th November 2020

DOWN CODEX® is celebrating its tenth anniversary. It does so in a typically understated way, but it provides us with an opportunity to look back and take stock, not only of what we have learned but also of how the wider industry has changed. It is a chance to understand how much DOWN CODEX® mattered […]

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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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