The entire HEFEL Down range is now RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified in 2018. This certification guarantees that feathers and down are sourced from ducks and geese farmed in species-appropriate and healthy conditions. The standard applies to the entire supply chain – from the farm/poultry farm to the finished product - in order to guarantee seamless traceability. The welfare of the animals is the highest priority - this requires best conditions for keeping and feeding the poultry (no force-feeding!) and also a ban on live-plucking.