Down Is Where?!

We all know that wearing fur¬†and any other animal skin is extremely cruel (not to mention tacky!), and the same goes for down! In the down industry, birds are often pinned down or lifted by their necks and have their feathers painfully ripped out while they are alive and able to feel pain! ūüôĀ

Horrible, right?! The best way that you can help is never buy down!

Here are the top five down products to avoid:


Have sweet dreams¬†by using down-free pillows! Every store has a ton of designs to choose from, so you can find one that fits your personality perfectly‚ÄĒand doesn’t come from a tortured animal.

Room Essentials¬ģ 2 Pack Basic Pillow ‚Äď Standard, $6.00, Target

 Winter Jackets

There’s nothing fashionable about cruelty! Be sure that your clothes are a fashion (and compassion!) statement by rocking down-free jackets this winter.

Belted Hooded Jacket, $37.80, Forever21


Can you imagine covering yourself with ripped-out hair? No, thank you! Keep your dorm (or room!) cruelty-free by purchasing only down-free bedding. Stores like Target and JCPenney have some really great ones!

Room Essentials¬ģ Bed Set Blue Plaid, $49.99, Target

Sleeping bags

We all need something warm to cover ourselves ‚Ķ including ducks! So let ’em keep their feathers and use a down-free sleeping bag¬†instead. With so many warm vegan fabrics¬†out there‚ÄĒincluding cotton, cotton flannel, polyester fleece, and synthetic shearling‚ÄĒthere‚Äôs no need to support this cruel industry.

Coleman¬ģ ComfortSmart Cool Weather Sleeping Bag, $35.99, Target

Foie Gras

No, I’m not kidding! Buying down can also support the notoriously cruel foie gras¬†industry because feathers from birds killed for their liver or meat are often sold as down.

It has never been easier to help ducks by ditching down! Spread the word by sharing this list with your friends and family.

Click to sign the pledge to be down-free! 

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