Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
The Responsible Down Standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that are not subjected to unnecessary harm. We hope that the standard can be used to reward and influence the down and feather industry to promote practices that respect the humane treatment of ducks and geese. We believe that education - through the RDS - is a meaningful way to drive demand for strong animal welfare practices. The standard also gives businesses and consumers a tool to know what is in their products and to make accurate claims.