Down & feathers

All suppliers producing for the Varner Group must follow our Down & Feather Guidelines and Requirements.

The use of unethical and inhumane production processes, such as live-plucking of birds, is not in accordance with our Animal Welfare policy. The supply chain must be vertical where the down & feather shall not be bought through local collectors of down, agents or so called “township slaughterhouses” or any other third party.

All our manufacturers must receive an IDFL Traceability Audit Certificate with focus on Animal Welfare & Risk Assessment for live-plucking of Birds.

From winter/autumn 2015 the Varner Group will only accept the use of white down to ensure full traceability.