Canadian Down Standard

Humane. Traceable. Sustainable.

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Canadian Down Standard

About the Standard

The Canadian Down Standard was created by stakeholders who identified a need in the marketplace to maintain the integrity of authentic Canadian Sourced Down and Feather products. The standard has been developed in consultation with industry leaders, following a comprehensive analysis of international best practices and benchmarks, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, other Down traceability standards’ framework and The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (“The Five Freedoms”). Read More

The Canadian Difference

Canadian farming is subject to stricter regulations & practices than most jurisdictions around the world. As such, there are several cases where the CDS requirements are more rigorous than internationally recognized practices. Read More
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