Keep Updated

IOAS applications for TE – Responsible Down Standard.

March 9, 2015

The Textile Exchange standards continue to meet the needs of a growing and changing industry. The IOAS have expanded our TE scopes and now offer;

Organic content Standard (OCS),

Content Claim Standard (CCS),

Global Recycled Standard (GRSv3),

Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and

Responsible Down Standard (RDS).


The new Responsible Down Standard (RDS) allows companies to ensure that the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese. The North Face developed the standard in partnership with Control Union and Textile Exchange. The chain of custody of the certified down is backed up by TE’s Content Claim Standard.
CB’s can apply now to the IOAS for accreditation under RDSv1 and then change to RDSv2 when the expected new version is finalised later in March 2015.
Please check our website for further information on TE scopes and contact us to apply.