These principle rules and commitments have been met by visiting farms, slaughterhouses, processors and factories and we were one of the first brands in the world to go beyond accepting written guarantees from suppliers and introduce a system of on-the-ground audits.
We also remain committed to transparency. We make information about our down supply chains and independent quality reports publicly available online.
The work we have done since 2009 has been instrumental in helping to form a wider understanding of the issues and challenges which exist when sourcing down as a raw material.
Our reputation as a driving force in this field has been supported by invitations to present our findings and research to organisations including the European Outdoor Group and numerous direct exchanges with other outdoor brands. We continue to liaise with other brands, organisations, animal welfare charities and working groups including the Textile Exchange, Four Paws and the Responsible Down Standard International Working Group.