2018 Force Awards Sustainability Winner

THE NORTH FACE

ALLIED FEATHER AND DOWN

DOWNLITE

TEXTILE EXCHANGE

CONTROL UNION CERTIFICATIONS

The North Face, Allied Feather & Down, Textile Exchange, Control Union Certifications and Downlite worked together to create the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) to support supply chain transparency and prevent animal cruelty. The RDS has gained great momentum and adoption across the supply chain. In 2016, more than 3,000 farms across the world were certified to the RDS, covering an estimated 400 million birds at the farm level. More than 50 brands have started using RDS-certified down in their own products.

“We share this award with the amazing partners who helped us create it, most importantly Textile Exchange, Control Union, Allied Feather & Down and Downlite, as well as the brands that have gone on to adopt the Responsible Down Standard,” said James Rogers, director of sustainability at The North Face. “It’s great to see the scale we’ve reached in a short amount of time. More than 90 brands from the outdoor, apparel and home industries have initiated certification of their supply chains to the RDS.”

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