Responsible Down Standard (RDS)

The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) is a third-party certification that covers the animal welfare and chain of custody for animals used in the production of down or feathers. The RDS ensures that down comes from animals that have been raised in an environment that promotes responsible animal welfare practices. It creates greater transparency in farming and processing practices in the supply chain while prohibiting force-feeding and live-plucking of waterfowl.