THE STORY BEHIND OUR DOWN COATS & JACKETS
Nov 13, 2019 LifeWear
Part of this effort means continuous assessment of all our collections, including our incredibly popular Down Coats, Jackets & Vests for women and men.
UNIQLO is now working with The Responsible Down Standard (RDS), an independent global standard which delivers independent third-party assessment of every aspect of animal rearing and handling. The goal of the RDS is to provide confidence to retailers and consumers that their purchase is helping to protect and improve the welfare of the ducks and geese involved.
The RDS prohibits live plucking and force feeding while promoting holistic respect for animal welfare. UNIQLO are working to ensure all partner garment factories involved in the production of our entire Down Collection will be RDS-certified by 2020 to keep our innovative down-padded designs cruelty free.
The RDS is independently owned by Textile Exchange and certified through professional third-party certification bodies. It works with input from animal welfare groups, supply chain members and brands, and is already proving to be a powerful tool in influencing industry practices around the globe.