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American textile testing firm IDFL ensures ethical sourcing of fur

As a global leader in auditing and testing for filled textiles, IDFL puts in the time, energy and resources to make sure that the filling that goes into blankets, pillows, coats, etc, meet industry standards. Its skills and principles including ethical sourcing of feathers makes it a company that can be trusted to secure the future of businesses.

Ethical sourcing of feathers is important because it is only right that the feathers used in products come from birds that have been treated kindly and without abuse. “We recognise in today’s world that profiting off of some other person or creature’s misfortune or cruel treatment isn’t a worthy profit at all,” the company said in a blog post on its website.

Consumers wanted to know where the down feathers in the company products were coming from. So large companies such as Patagonia, The North Face, and others came together and created the standards for ethically sourced down. These include traceability measures, on-site audits at parent farms, conditions in which birds live and where the birds are killed.

“Live-plucking and force-feeding methods that were used in past years are not acceptable with today’s standards. Today’s birds are no longer raised specifically for their feathers. Many of the down feathers used in products today come from the geese and ducks raised on demand for Christmas feasts and dishes in various countries around the globe,” IDFL said in the blog.

IDFL is committed to guaranteeing the quality of filled textile products as well as their raw material components. It ensures the companies and businesses it associates with offer products that are high-quality.

“In the more than forty years we’ve worked in the industry, we’ve built up a reputation for ourselves deeply ingrained and rooted in the principles – experience, accuracy, accessibility and efficiency. You can trust our talented and skilled team to adhere to these principles in every interaction, transaction, and audit. Our goal is to make sure you as the consumer can trust the quality of the products you’re purchasing,” the company further said.

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