Control Union helps The North Face to change the down industry
During the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City early august the ‘RDS Certified Down Rollout Plan’ was announced by The North Face (TNF).
According to the Plan TNF’s Fall 2015 product line will incorporate RDS certified down into 30 percent of all global products. In addition, all down used in the Summit Series, pinnacle collection of expedition-ready apparel and gear, will use 100 percent certified down in Fall 2015.
In 2016 it is TNF’s goal to increase the total percentage of certified down to 60 percent and by 2017 to have down in all TNF products certified by the RDS. To read the entire press release, click here.
Control Union played an active role in developing the standard together with The North Face and Textile Exchange (the owner of the standard). We as the only certification body are assigned to carry out the above mentioned RDS audits and certifications.
On top of TNF’s ambitious plans we have been approached by several other brands and down suppliers looking for RDS certifications. Please contact us for more information.