The Sustainable and Humane Practices of the Down and Feather Industry

Explore the sustainable and humane practices behind one of today’s most popular filling materials - Research on the global down and feather industry reports that the down and feathers used in bedding, apparel and outdoor gear are a byproduct of an enormous, efficient and highly-regulated global poultry industry.

American Down & Feather Council

The American Down and Feather Council (ADFC), a section of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA), is a voluntary association of manufacturers of natural fill bedding products, as well as dealers, buyers, sellers and processors of feathers and down for use in home fashion products. The goal of the ADFC is to further the common interests of the down and feather products industry and to maintain and improve product quality.

The objective of the Labeling Compliance Program is to ensure that all natural fill bedding products sold in the U.S. are labeled correctly and that the quality of the products meets or exceeds the claims made on the label or packaging.