The American Down and Feather Council (ADFC), a section of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA), is a voluntary association of manufacturers, dealers, buyers, sellers and processors of feathers and down used in home fashion products. Founded in 2002, ADFC is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of down and feather products and advancing the common interests of the industry.
ADFC’s mission is to provide consumers and industry experts—including its member companies—with the most up-to-date information regarding down and feather products, while also establishing industry rules and guidelines. To ensure these industry rules are followed, ADFC created the Label Compliance Program, which mandates 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.
ADFC is a member of the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB), the global association of the down and feather industry. As such, the ADFC upholds the IDFB standards regarding the humane treatment of birds, in that it neither supports nor condones the illegal harvesting of feathers and down from live birds.