VAUDE Down Policy

  • VAUDE uses down in sleeping bags and apparel.
  • VAUDE has for many years been firmly committed to exclusively using down that does not result from the plucking of live animals or originate from the production of foie-gras.
  • Our suppliers have provided all relevant confirmation that these conditions are met.
  • The down we use is bluesign ® approved.
  • VAUDE uses only white goose down and white or grey duck down in the current collection.
  • As of winter collection 2015/16 we will use 100 % Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • certified down in our apparel collection.
  • Sleeping bags will use 100 % Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified down starting summer 2016 collection. 
  • All down products will be labelled with the RDS hangtag.
  • RDS is held by the independent non for profit organization Textile Exchange.
  • All auditing of the complete supply chain including parent farms, slaughterhouses, vendors, processing and manufacturers is executed by an Textile Exchange accredited testing institute. 
  • Textile Exchange is currently reviewing the RDS in order to ensure even closer monitoring of the supply chain. VAUDE is actively involved in this reviewing process, as well as our down supplier and the animal rights organization 4 paws.
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