Down is a durable, reusable, and biodegradable material. Down is also recognized as one of the world’s best natural insulators, which is super important for technical outerwear.
The Canada Goose Down Transparency Standard™ is Canada Goose’s commitment to support the ethical sourcing and responsible use of down used in their products. They achieved the globally-recognized Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification as a brand and manufacturer last year, and their suppliers are also required to certify that the down they use is a by-product of the poultry industry and has not come from live-plucked or force-fed birds. They enforce this commitment through a third-party audit program conducted by IDFL Laboratory and Institute who conduct sample audits at all levels of their supply chain, from farm to factory. Canada’s Goose’s commitment also mandates that all down used in their products adhere to the Five Freedoms policy set out by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).