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Ethical Down

At Alpkit we do all we can to make sure the goose down and duck down that we use in all our products is ethically sourced. We only source non-live plucked and non-force fed goose and duck down.  We work very closely and visit our factories regularly to see for ourselves that the ethical standards are upheld. From 2016 we have started to introduce down that has been certified by the Responsible Down Standard. The first product to use this don is our Cloud Cover quilt. This mark is an added reasurance that the down in these products does not come from birds that have been live-plucked or force-fed, and that their welfare has been protected from the time they were hatchlings to when they are slaughtered.

Here's a longer article that Nick wrote in 2014 about how we get our down and where it comes from.

Created: Aug 05, 2015

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