Patagonia Traceable Down

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These are some of the Patagonia outerwear items we have in stock which are down filled. This makes them the warmest winter wear we offer here. Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing. Born from this is a respect for the environment and progressive ethics. One new development in their clothing production can be seen in this video…

Patagonia have grown and learnt from their mistakes. In 2002 they started using down in their jackets again but without looking into where it was coming from or how it was being produced. Eight years later in 2010 they were called out for animal cruelty because of this. They took this on the chin and met the criticism with transparency. After a lot of hard work and restructuring they addressed their failings and developed the highest standard for animal welfare in the business. They are encouraging other companies to learn from this and raise the bar as far as treatment of animals. What insulates your jacket may not have ever been something you think about. It’s comforting to know that this level of consideration still exists in these disposable times. After a lot of time and effort all Patagonia down products are now filled with 100% Traceable Down. All of the birds involved were never subjected to inhumane treatment. Find out more about each stage of the process HERE. Patagonia have the highest assurance of animal welfare in the apparel industry. They have been taking the lead with many other incentives as well as this. We began stocking Patagonia because the products they make are the best around, we are glad that they are also ethically the most considered at every level. You can shop for Patagonia HERE