Sustainability - Sustainable to the Core: Downlite Outdoor
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A small pile of goose down
Tree foliage


Sustainable to the Core

DOWNLITE is a leader in traceability practices, setting numerous welfare and responsibility standards across the industry.

Ethical and sustainable business practices have been at the core of our business since its inception.

Our Certifications

Logo - Responsible Down Standard Certified
DOWNLITE is RDS certified. The standard was created by The North Face to help ensure traceability and responsibility for feather and down material.
Logo - Bluesign
DOWNLITE uses soaps and chemistries for our down and feather processing that are certified by blue sign. All Downlite chemistries are fluorine-free.
Logo - Global Recycle Standard

DOWNLITE’s commitment to environmentally friendly extends to further extending the life of down and feather by recycling it. We offer high quality recycled down and feather fill that are certified under the Global Recycled Standard.

IDS Certified Logo - International Down Standard

DOWNLITE can also supply down certified under the International Down Standard (IDS). This 3rd party system provides traceability and responsibility for all of our materials.

Logo - OEKO Tex Standard

Most of what DOWNLITE does as a company—across our Outdoor, Home, and Hospitality divisions—qualifies for Oeko-Tex Standard 100, underscoring our commitment to consumer confidence, high product safety and ensuring that no harmful substances are used in our manufacturing processes.

Additional Certifications

Logo - Organic 100 Cotton Standard
Logo - Better Cotton Initiative
Logo - Fair Trade Certified
Logo - CPSIA
Logo - Certified AAAFCP USA
Logo - Cotton
Logo - Certified American Down
International Down and Feather Bureau - IDFB Logo
DOWNLITE is an active member of the American Down & Feather Council, and has a seat on the standards council.

An ethical approach from farm to package

An innovation mindset has helped us better manage the circularity of our product life cycle. By developing new services such as down-trac, our industry-first product tracking technology, we’ve reinforced our long-standing commitment to the ethical sourcing of down and fill product.

We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that any material we source comes only from ethically-raised animals. We’ve taken it a step further, collaborating with our outerwear partners to assist in developing standards for responsible sourcing. Today, those two standards are common place in the market for apparel and are gradually being adopted across international markets.

Cluster of falling goose feathers
Birds flying in the sunset


Use our exclusive down-trac® system to learn about product test results, origin and more!