On our minds: down to ethics

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by adakallgren on 23 January, 2016

Down manufacturers tirelessly argue that the material is a waste product from the food industry, whilst activists shout out for synthetic, cruelty-free-guaranteed alternatives.

On our minds is the recent attention brought to down. On a similar note to leather and fur, the popular jacket insulator is produced in questionable-but-hushed farm environments where geese and ducks are often ripped off their sought-after feathers alive. Attacked by activists, several outdoor-wear multinationals have recently accepted that they have a problem with live-picking and force-fed geese in their hard-to-trace supply chains. The story runs alongside that of fur: down manufacturers tirelessly argues that the material is a waste product from the food industry, whilst activists shout out for synthetic, cruelty-free-guaranteed alternatives. Read more here


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