According to a recently published LCA, down has 18 times less climate change impact than recycled synthetic alternatives and excelled in all areas with the exception of water use. Detergents were also found to be contributing significantly to down’s overall – though small – carbon footprint.
ALLIED has long led the industry in sustainable processing and we continue to work to reduce water usage and chemical impact in order to make an already incredibly sustainable insulation even better.
We recycle over 65 million gallons of water annually through our water filtration systems and have long been a bluesign system partner working with a unique chemical supplier to provide all our facilities with a detergent that was not harmful to the environment and also palm-oil free. We were the fourth company in the U.S. to earn Palm Oil Free Certification in 2018.
And so, with our proprietary washing procedure called DuraWash, we create some of the highest performing down in the world with minimal impact to the planet.