If you take a closer look at our Showcase at ISPO, you will come across another long-term partner of ours.
At Re:down, they take the issue of the down industry at heart and offer the best of down using only existing resources, with no new animal input, at guaranteed stable prices.
“We saw a problem in the virgin down supply chain. The problem is due to our mass consumption habits. The demand of high quality down has increased drastically in the past few years, creating a severe lack of virgin down and an explosion of the raw material prices. Price fluctuations worsen when bird flu hits: all infected ducks and geese must be killed and the meat nor the down can be used. Less supply = higher prices
Combined this with bad practices of the virgin down industry: live plucking, cruel slaughter conditions… Animal mistreatment becomes a serious ethical issue.
At Re:down, we take this issue at heart and we offer the best of down using only existing resources, with no new animal input, at guaranteed stable prices.”
“Down is durable. Very often in a used duvet, the down remains in good condition whereas the shell’s fabric is damaged.
We offer a sustainable solution by collecting old products before they end up in the landfill, extract the down and feathers so that it can be re-used as filling material in your fashion and sports apparel, but also some home goods: comforters, duvets, pillows, cushions, upholstery…”
“At Re:Down, we care about the whole process of our business and our carbon footprint.
Collection, extracting, re-processing, all happens in Europe in order to minimise the impact of transport cost and pollution. Next to the down and feathers we take care of the fabrics that are re-used in insulation materials. Even the broken feathers and down fibres are up-cycled into a very efficient fertiliser!”