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Ethical vs. Unethical Down

Ethical vs. Unethical Down

When it all comes down to it, you can sleep better knowing the truth behind our ethically sourced Maholi Down products.

As with any animal-sourced materials or products, we can all rest easier with the privilege of knowing that all Maholi Down Feather filling comes from cruelty-free, sustainable and ethical sources. We adhere to the highest of personal and international standards when it comes to our materials. Maholi works with suppliers to verify that our Down is ethically sourced and has not come from live-plucked or force-fed birds. We actively maintain a Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification meaning all
materials are 100% traceable to ensure that Down and Feathers come from Ducks and Geese that have been treated humanely.

Birds sourced for Maholi Down live healthy, natural lives and do not suffer from pain, fear, or distress. Down is a byproduct of the food industry meaning that these birds are not raised and slaughtered solely for their Down and Feathers. As part of sustainable and ethical practice, our Down materials are collected from poultry farms only, without any waste. Maholi, along with many other luxury brands, uses this RDS certification to hold accountability every step of the way.

In addition to the standards of the Down Association of Canada (look for the Downmark label) and our RDS certification, Maholi also works to maintain a Global Recycling Standard (GRS) certification. The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. This system defines requirements and accountability in our industries to ensure accurate content claims, good working conditions, and the use of harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.

Finally, to ensure the health and safety of you and your family, Maholi also complies with all of the strictest principles from the International standards of sterilization and cleanliness. Our ethically sourced Down comes from birds that live a natural, mainly free-range lives so any chemical treatments are performed after the harvest of the Feathers and Down byproduct and never while the Ducks and Geese are still alive. While this is a completely voluntary standard, with our constant tracing and auditing of our Down suppliers, you can rest assured that no unnecessary harm, stress, or pain comes to these Ducks or Geese.

At Maholi, we proudly stand by our high-quality materials and products and acknowledge the high standards it takes to provide luxury products with ethical values.

July 27, 2021