Big Agnes announced it has received its Responsible Down Standard (RDS) brand certification—Certification Number 879262.

While the brand has purchased RDS down for its down sleeping bags and apparel for more than five years, this certification is a customer assurance that its down has a documented chain of custody information through its supply chain.

“We’re incredibly proud to officially be certified by the highest sustainable down certification available,” said Bill Gamber, co-founder and president, Big Agnes. “Sourcing responsible materials is constantly at the forefront of our designs, and this certification continues to showcase our commitment. This is another big thing for us to celebrate this year, alongside our 20th anniversary and our recent backpacks launch announcement.”

*RDS, established in 2014, is an international, voluntary program that promotes animal welfare by ensuring that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to any unnecessary harm. The certification monitors the chain of custody and ensures that RDS down standards are maintained from the farm to the final product.

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