Major UK Brands Are Ditching Down
PETA’s latest campaign has shone the spotlight on the use of down, feathers used to stuff jackets, coats, duvets and pillows.
A shocking eyewitness investigation revealed that even so called “responsibly sourced’ down is often obtained by ripping out struggling geese’s feathers by the fistful, leaving open, bloody wounds causing agony for the birds. PETA argues that with so many other cosy alternative materials, that work just as well, if not better, then surely its time to ditch the down.
Image courtesy of PETA
Brands that have signed up to distance themselves from this unethical product currently include:
ASOS.com (own-brand labels)
Nigel Hall Menswear
Topshop and Topman
These are the companies have promised to keep down out of all their future collections – PETA is awaiting more replies and the list grows every week.
If your favourite brand isn’t on this list, or if you see a shop selling feather-filled items, please e-mail or speak to the manager and ask the company to adopt a down-free policy like the brands listed above. Share PETA’s hard-hitting video with them to help them understand why down-free fashion is the way forward.