Responsible Down Standard
RDS 2.0 is now final. The International Working Group has been responsible for the work on the revision. We are very grateful for their contribution of time and expertise into making this the strongest possible standard for the down industry. If you have any questions, please send them to Integrity@TextileExchange.org.
The Responsible Down Standard allows companies to ensure that the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese. The North Face developed the standard in partnership with Control Union, a respected global certification body, and Textile Exchange for research, writing, and stakeholder review. The RDS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS) with additional guidance found in the CCS Implementation Manual.
Using the RDS
Why RDS? - Updated April 2, 2015
Brand Toolkit - Updated February 20, 2015
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Companies certified to the RDS
Looking to become RDS Certified?
Contact Control Union for more information.
The RDS Revision Process
International Working Group
European Outdoor Group
Ethical Expert Ltd.
Four Paws International
Outdoor Industry Association
Engel & Zimmermann AG
Trendsetter Home Furnishings
The North Face
Multi Glory Home Textiles
Benchmark Sustainability Science