Mobile Menu
Menu
Search

Certified down

RDS: Responsible Down Standard

Auping sells down duvets and pillows that are certified according to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS).The RDS excludes the force-feeding and live-plucking of animals. Down is a by-product of the food industry. In order to guarantee the above conditions, the entire chain, from farm to finished product, is periodically checked and approved by the independent certification body, Control Union. At the same time, the down is traceable along the entire chain and each lot of down is checked in this regard. Only products that comply with these requirements can bear the RDS logo. 

What is certified down?

  • Only contains down that is a by-product of the food industry.
  • Does not contain any down from force-fed animals.
  • Does not contain any down obtained through the plucking of live animals.
  • The down is followed from farm to finished product.
  • A professional, independent institution checks it.
  • It is identifiable at all times by means of the RDS logo.

What is RDS?

The RDS is an independent, voluntary, global down standard that places a great deal of emphasis on the traceability of the down and feathers that are a by-product of the food industry. The standard is owned by the Textile Exchange and compliance with the standard is checked by the independent certification body, Control Union. The RDS was developed over a period of three years and reviewed with the support of animal welfare groups, industry experts, brands, and retailers. The standard recognises ‘best practices’ (the best methods/processes) in the field of animal welfare and traceability. The down in our products only originates from suppliers that comply with the requirements of the RDS and are certified in this regard.