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Why Down Is Unkind and Unsustainable

Why Down Is Unkind and Unsustainable


The world is undergoing harsh, record-breaking winters. And what better outerwear to use than trusty down jackets?

This staple is undeniably one of the top go-to outerwear for many people, especially during the colder and darker days of winter. It is extremely soft, it can easily be packed in your bag, and it can keep you as warm as toast all day long.

Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most problematic materials being sourced and used today.

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Why temperature rating won't tell you how warm your coat is

Why temperature rating won't tell you how warm your coat is

The cold weather will soon hit and so begins the search for the right winter jacket.

So how do you know if a jacket is warm enough?

Many people will search for a jacket with a specific temperature rating in mind. But did you know that garment insulation experts will tell you that temperature rating is rarely ever accurate and should not be relied upon to choose your winter coat?

In fact, most major outerwear brands no longer advertise or use temperature ratings for that very reason.

Simply put, there are too many variables that affect how warm and/or comfortable...