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ASOS, Topshop, Primark Are Nixing Down Feathers From Their Products

Photos by Topshop The British high street just got a lot more bird-friendly, thanks to a commitment by brands such as ASOS, Boohoo, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Primark, Oasis, and Whistles…

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Russell Simmons Wants Lululemon to Stop Using Down Feathers

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock Hip-hop entrepreneur and yoga fanatic Russell Simmons has written an open letter to yoga clothing retailer Lululemon on behalf of PETA. In his plea,…

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Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland Commit to Responsible Down Standard

Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland are among the latest outdoor-apparel brands to rally around the Responsible Down Standard, according to an announcement at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt…

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NuDown's Inflatable Jackets Let You Create Your Ideal Temperature

COLD COMFORT Unlike down or other animal-derived materials, NuDown garments are expected to stay warm even when wet. Even better? Independent testing by Kansas State University’s…

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The North Face Wins PETA Award for Down-Free "Thermoball" Line

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is down with The North Face’s synthetic down. On Tuesday, PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division awarded the outdoor…

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Conventional Goose Down is "Scary Business," Says Patagonia

Alicia Silverstone isn’t the only one who thinks that conventional down is for the birds. An animated short from Patagonia will make you question what the pluck’s going on…

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The North Face Creates Responsible Down Standard for Industry Use

The North Face is going down, and it wants to take the rest of the industry with it. In an announcement at Outdoor Retailer show on Wednesday, the outdoor-apparel retailer unveiled a…

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Top 11 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2013 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for seven of the most ground-breaking eco-fashion stories of 2012… …

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Patagonia Makes Switch to 100 Percent Traceable, Cruelty-Free Down

Photo by Shutterstock Patagonia isn’t down with cruelly harvested down. The outdoor-apparel firm announced a decision Wednesday to switch to 100 percent traceable down across its…

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Vegan Activists Advocate Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Fur, Down

Photo by Shutterstock If you knew about the origins of the soft down inside your favorite winter jacket or comforter, you might think twice about putting either anywhere near your body.…

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Alicia Silverstone Urges Holiday Shoppers to Go Down-Free for the Birds

Alicia Silverstone isn’t down with down. The actress-turned-vegan-lifestyle-guru and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are putting up a united front to urge holiday…

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