Down comes from the soft under feathers of duck or geese. These feathers are lightweight, fluffy, and have insulating properties – they create tiny air pockets that trap warm air, thus retaining the heat of the wearer. Down is incredibly resilient, and can withstand being compacted many times without losing its loft or ability to fluff.
The down we use provides a 700 fill power, which is not possible with synthetic or recycled fibres (the use of recycled down also has a negative impact on the environment due to the additional processing and resources required). The fill power represents the quality of the down by measuring the loft that occurs when the clusters of down are fully expanded. A high quality down fill jacket should have a fill power rating of at least 550, offering a higher level of warmth and comfort. This allows our products, such as parkas, puffers, and other winter outerwear, to have a higher level of performance, and to live a longer life in your wardrobes.
Best of all, the down feathers we use are certified and responsibly-sourced. The down we use is from Taiwan, and is certified from farm to supplier – it comes from animals that have been treated humanely and are a byproduct of the food industry. Click here to learn more about the full traceability of our down.