WHAT WE WON’T USE
Even if it is deadstock, upcycled or surplus, there are materials which we will not use:
We will not use fur within our products. We do not believe in the raising or killing of animals solely for the purpose of their fur. This means that we do not use pelts or fur from wild or domestic animals that were killed solely for their hide. This includes, but is not limited to, domestic or feral cats and dogs.
Due to the animal welfare issues around rabbit hair, we will not use any angora rabbit or rabbit hair.
We will never use animal-based materials derived from endangered or vulnerable species. We will also never use exotic skins, even if they are excess. By ‘exotic skins’, we mean any skin not derived from cow/calf, sheep/lamb, goat, and pig. This includes, but is not limited to, lizard, snake, python, alligator, crocodile, ostrich, shark, and stingray.
DOWN AND FEATHER
Our down and feathers are from deadstock and upcycled sources whenever possible. If not, we will only use down that is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) or Traceable Down Standard (TDS), or is certified recycled, meeting Global Recycling Standard (GRS) or Recycled Content Standard (RCS).
Our silk will either come from deadstock or upcycled sources, whenever possible. If not, we will use silk that has been certified organic, such as Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Organic Content Standard (OCS), or Ahimsa silk, also known as peace silk.