What is the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)?

The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) ensures that down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated with respect to their Five Freedoms. Farms and slaughterhouses are certified to a set of strict animal welfare criteria, including the prohibition of live-plucking and force-feeding. Down and feather material from RDS farms are tracked using the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS).