The RDS (Responsible Down Standard) aims to protect the ducks and geese used to create down. This organization encourages the down and feather industry to treat ducks and geese humanely and rewards organizations that lead the way. The standard also gives businesses and consumers a way to know what's in the products they buy.
How does it work to track down and feathers to finished products?
- Prioritize animal welfare protection: respect for the welfare of birds and geese, from hatching to slaughter. The Five Freedoms of animal welfare are respected.
- Prohibition of live plucking and force feeding: Any removal of down or feathers from live birds (live plucking or molt collection) is prohibited. Force feeding is also prohibited.
- Chain of Custody: Certification ensures that the identity of RDS down and feathers is maintained from the farm to the final product.
- Credible certification: A professional third-party certification body audits each stage of the supply chain.
- Secure communication: Only products that meet all requirements can be labeled with the RDS logo.
- Stakeholder Engagement: The RDS is managed with input from farmers, animal welfare experts, land conservation experts, brands and retailers from around the world.
Good rest thanks to Feather and Down
A good night's sleep allows the body to recover and wake up refreshed for the next day and in terms of sleep quality.
Plus, did you know that down has an 85–97% lower impact than polyester in all categories analyzed and 18 times less impact on climate change than polyester fill?
This is why down and feather bedding can help you get a good night's sleep.
- Down and feather pillows are soft and adapt naturally to the body. Pillows provide warmth and comfort by putting less pressure on your neck and shoulders.
- Down comforters help regulate body temperature by naturally absorbing perspiration to help keep sleepers cool and comfortable during the winter months. Down bedding provides warmth without weight and is ideal for any time of year.
Whether you're looking for a comfortable, warm comforter or a pillow that provides neck support, Plumas bedding is the ideal choice for you!