The EXCLUSIVE FEATHER & DOWN Collection by Schlarafia is produced under humane conditions, with responsible poultry farming processes in accordance with the RDS standard. Responsible management of natural resources from renewable sources and the durability of all pillows and duvets from the EFD collection make them an ECO FRIENDLY option.
WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD (RDS)
RDS is a leading global certification standard for products containing feathers and down sourced from certified farms, initiated by “Textile Exchange,” a non-profit trade organization.
RDS involves the issuance of an eco-label verified by a third party, ensuring that the feathers and down used for filling are obtained from waterfowl (goose or duck) that have not been subjected to treatments causing pain, suffering, or stress, and that consistent practices are applied throughout the entire production process. The entire supply chain includes bird farming, slaughter, feather collection, and processing (sorting, dusting, thorough washing, excess water removal, drying), as well as the production of apparel and textile products.
The RDS standard guarantees:
- Feathers and down from responsible farms that uphold animal welfare.
- Textile products containing at least 5% certified feathers and down.
- Production activities and processes that use management systems and procedures in compliance with established requirements.