The Major UK Brands That Are Ditching Down
Down – the feathers that some companies use to stuff jackets, duvets, pillows and sleeping bags – is often obtained by ripping out struggling geese’s feathers by the fistful, leaving open, bloody wounds. It’s agony for the birds. And given the many cosy alternative materials that work as well or better, it’s completely unnecessary, too.
After a shocking recent PETA US and PETA Asia eyewitness investigation revealed that even so-called “responsibly sourced” down may be linked to suppliers that use live plucking to obtain feathers, brands have been rushing to distance themselves from this unethical product.
These are the companies we’ve heard from so far that are promising to keep down out of all their future collections – and the list grows every week:
- Adolfo Dominguez
- ASOS (own-brand labels)
- Cath Kidston
- Dorothy Perkins
- Dr Martens
- Fat Face
- Miss Selfridge
- Nigel Hall Menswear
- Topshop and Topman
- White Stuff
We thank all these retailers for doing the right thing for animals!
Help us stop the abuse of birds for down. If your favourite brand isn’t on this list, or if you see a shop selling feather-filled items, please get in touch and ask them to adopt a down-free policy like the brands listed above. Share our hard-hitting video with them to help them understand why down-free fashion is the way forward.
Let us know if you’ve contacted a company by leaving a comment below!