Renate and Stephen are committed to ensure that no down and feathers will be plucked from live animals. If you don't know what "live-plucking" means and you have the stomach for it, google it. Our supplier is certified with the "Gruene Gans" ("green goose"), which guarantees that ducks and geese are being humanely raised. "Green Goose" has been established by the independent Institute of Westling, Germany and is registered under # 1018-CAL-001.
Hans Kruchen is a member of VDFI, the Association of the German Down and Feather Industry and EDFA (European Down and Feather Association), which requires to hold to a traceability standard - knowing exactly where the animals come from.
As a family business we are in direct contact with our suppliers, and even visit the farms personally: we walk the walk.