/ How ethical is the means of production of your down clothing?

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Oliiver - on 15 Nov 2013
I'm one for buying British, Free range and ethically sourced, but for many, cost doesn't allow this. I've just viewed this video and it's shocking. So maybe the next time you pick a cheap down item up or any down clothing, you might think twice.

http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/investigations-skins/2829043976001.aspx
Chambers - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: Why do you think it's more expensive to produce down that's Brutish, free range and 'ethically-sourced' (whatever that means), Oli?
Oliiver - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Chambers: I don't think the UK produces much or any down at all.
Graeme Alderson on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: But as long as you can scam the VAT back who cares where it comes from.
andrewmcleod - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

This has been discussed before. Look on the Alpkit website for details of their investigations of the origin of their down (in three parts, I think).
Chambers - on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:
> (In reply to Chambers) I don't think the UK produces much or any down at all.

That isn't what I asked you, is it?
Oliiver - on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:Yes if the UK did produce Down, it would generally be better than elsewhere in Europe. This is because we've got some of the highest welfare standards and i trust farmers / slaughter houses in the UK, rather than French ones. It's also supporting the British economy…….

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