Where Your Down is From

Our premium duck down is sourced from the Heilongjiang and Hebei provinces in North East China. These farms were visited in the Winter of 2013. Our audit showed that this down is collected from ducks that are initially hatched and sold to small farms or hatched on the family farms and reared there. They live truly free-range lives. The birds are sold when they no longer produce eggs or when the market price for eggs drops below the break-even point. The birds are then sold, through agents, to local slaughterhouses. The birds range in age from 180 days to 700 days with the large majority being 700 days old when they are slaughtered. They are then plucked and the down is shipped to the processing plant for cleaning and grading. This is then purchased directly by our supplier in China. Because these ducks are older and have lived in a free-range environment and a cold climate the down they produce is of an exceptionally high quality.

Interpreting your results

Your Audit Results

After examining the specified supply chain used in your Mountain Equipment product the IDFL has determined the following risk rating:

1.00 : Very Low Risk

The IDFL has examined the specified supply chain used in your Mountain Equipment product and has determined according to proper documentation provided that the down used is traceable.

The raw material supplier was able to provide IDFL with the necessary and extensive documentation, including shipping logs, invoices, veterinarian documentation and self-declarations all verifying the above finding. Examination of the supplier raised no foreseeable concerns of the risk that unwanted material, such as live-plucked, could enter the given supply chain.

The IDFL therefore has successfully and independently completed a Supply Chain Traceability Audit and they consider that the supply chain for this particular down to carry a very low risk of live-plucked material entering the audited supply chain.

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Your Down Type

Our very best duck down. Sourced from Northern China, with an actual minimum down cluster content of 90% and individually tested at the point of filling to ensure a minimum fill power of 725.

Your Down Content & Fill

Down Cluster90.2%
Down Fibre4.2%
Fill Power760
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