In full cooperation with our down supplier, we have been able to confirm the supply chain and we are absolutely confident in the procurement and the traceability audit procedure we employ through our supplier, Allied Feather and Down (Allied).
Allied provided the following:
• We have the sources we will be buying from audited and pre-approved by the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory (IDFL) every season.
• At the end of the season we provide IDFL with the documentation to verify the down shipped out came from the sources they inspected and approved.
Allied has also reviewed the PETA claims in regards to Lands' End specifically and they have confirmed there is no connection between live plucked down and down sourced by Allied for Lands' End. All of PETA's claims stem around the live-plucking of white goose down and we have been using duck down in all our outerwear. Lastly, all of the down we source from Allied is a by-product of the food industry.
Allied has been a leader in the industry, promoting responsible down sourcing and animal welfare. All down that Allied processes and sells is bluesign approved www.bluesign.com. This ensures that not only is the material itself environmentally friendly, but all the processes used and all chemicals and treatments are safe for the environment.
Answered on 6/6/2016
Jane from Lands End