In Autumn Winter 2015, Montane became the first brand in the world to implement the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) across our entire down collection.
The RDS is a comprehensive global, third party-certified, animal welfare and traceability standard for down and feathers. The RDS ensures that the down in a product 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 processed.
The entire supply chain – farms, collectors, slaughter houses, down processors, sewing factories and distribution centres – are inspected by independent, professional certification bodies annually to guarantee complete traceability and compliance.
For more information you can read about the RDS here - http://responsibledown.org