WHAT IS RDS?

The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard, which means that companies can choose to certify their products to the RDS, even if there is no legislation requiring them to do so.

The RDS was developed and revised over three years, with the input of animal welfare groups, industry experts, brands and retailers. The standard recognises and rewards the best practices in animal welfare.

What does Responsible Mean?

The intent and spirit of the standard is best reflected by one of Oxford Dictionary’s definitions of responsible: “morally accountable for one’s behaviour.” Not only farmers, but brands and supply chain members need to meet their obligations to respect the Five Freedoms of the animals that provide their down and feathers, and to meet the trust of consumers that are choosing RDS products.

 ARCTIC ARMY FUR 

All Arctic Army fur is ethically sourced from a certified supplier where traceability and transparency throughout the production chain is a key value. The breeding of fur animals is based on continuous research into animal behaviour and welfare. Scientific research ensures the animals are provided the best possible care throughout life and the breeding process.
 
In conjunction with this certificate we have also fully subscribed to the Criteria of Breeding and Utilisation for Foxes and Raccoons. This criteria is extensive but includes important aspects such as shed temperature, lighting, cleanliness and spatial capacity.
 
Here at Arctic Army, under no circumstances would we ever condone the mistreatment, neglect or disregard for animal welfare and well-being. 
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