Responsible Down Standard
The Responsible Down Standard label enables to market textiles containing feathers or down produced with respect to animal welfare.
The RDS label guarantees:
Down and feathers are not removed from live animals.
Prohibition to force-feed animals
Respect for the birds welfare from hatching to slaughter
The labelling by an independent certify body such as Ecocert validate the conformity of your practices according to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS).
All textiles only with RDS-certified down and feathers (a mix with non RDS certified feather is not allowed)
Duck and goose producers, manufacturers of down and feather, textiles, distributors and brands can be certified RDS.
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