Peterhanun has always adhered to responsible use of down standards, aiming to protect the ducks and geese used for down.

The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) inspires the down and feather industry to treat ducks and geese humanely and rewards organizations that lead the way. The standards also provide a way for companies and consumers to know what ingredients are in the products they buy.

We ensure that down and feathers do not cause unnecessary harm to animals.

  • Ensure to the highest possible standard that down and feathers donโ€™t come from animals that have been subjected to unnecessary harm.
  • Incentivize down and feather suppliers to treat ducks and geese humanely.
  • Ensure strong chain of custody for certified materials as they move along the supply chain.

Tracing down and feathers through to finished products.

  • Animal welfare protection: Respect for the welfare of birds and geese, from hatching to slaughter. The Five Freedoms of animal welfare are respected.
  • Live-plucking and force-feeding prohibition: Any removal of down or feathers from live birds (live-plucking or molt-harvesting) is prohibited. Force-feeding is also prohibited.
  • Credible certification: A professional, third-party certification body audits each stage in the supply chain.
  • RDS logo: All products label the RDS certification logo.