RDS (RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD)
RDS ensures that down + feathers come from ducks + geese that have been treated well. This means enabling them to live healthy lives, express innate behaviors + not suffer from pain, fear or distress. The standard also follows the chain of custody from farm to product, so consumers can be confident that the down + feathers in the products they choose are truly RDS. Learn more at http://responsibledown.org
RWS (RESPONSIBLE WOOL STANDARD)
RWS addresses animal welfare practices + land management in wool farming across the world. The Standard was released in June 2016 after two years of development with a large International Working Group comprised of producer groups, animal welfare groups, suppliers, brands + other stakeholders.
RWS has been pilot audited, calibrated + applied to wool growing farms of different sizes, geographic regions + countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Argentina, China, UK + South Africa. In a meaningful step towards integrating the RWS into existing trading models, the RWS has been registered as a quality assurance scheme within the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) wool auction trading system. This step will allow woolgrowers + brokers in Australia to register their wool clips as RWS Certified + will appear in the auction catalogue as ‘RWS’ so that wool buyers can easily identify RWS wool in the Australian auction system. Certificates issued by the Certification Bodies will still be required to verify certification. Learn more at http://responsiblewool.org
TEXTILE EXCHANGE (TE)
Textile Exchange founded in 2002, is a global non-profit organization that works closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain to find the best ways to minimize and even reverse the negative impacts on people, air, water, animals and soil created by this $1.7 trillion industry. TE accomplishes this by providing the knowledge and tools this industry needs to make significant improvements in three core areas: Fiber and Materials, Integrity and Standards, and Supply Chain. TE has developed and maintains a number of important industry standards, including the Responsible Down Standard, the Organic Content Standard, the Recycled Claim Standard and the Global Recycled Standard. A truly global organization, TE is headquartered in the United States with Staff and Ambassadors located in eleven countries. To learn more about Textile Exchange, visit: http://textileexchange.org or Follow TE on Twitter at @TextileExchange.
OUR SUPPORTED CHARITIES
We're proud to support the following registered Australian + International charity organisations, as well as select non-profit charities ensuring 100% of the proceeds go to the beneficiaries in need.
For information on each of our supported charities, please hover over any image below to reveal the organisation logo. Continue to hover for a brief description. Or to generously donate further funds, please click on any logo to be redirected to their website. Namaste!
RDS / RWS Certification, The Textile Exchange + Charities