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Consumer Shift Towards Sustainability is Good News for Down

With climate change a major global concern, sustainability is becoming an important factor to more people. According to a recent study conducted by global strategy and pricing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners, 61% of consumers rate sustainability as an important aspect when purchasing products.
28. February 2023

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The International Down and Feather Bureau is the global trade association of the down and feather industry. IDFB is the leading resource for information about and promotion of down and feather material. IDFB conducts the research and creates the testing protocols and standards to help this industry maintain a high level of product integrity throughout the world.


From the Slopes to the Streets

Whether you are planning on spending your time hitting the slopes or just strolling through the city, down jackets, vests and coats will keep you warm for any outdoor outing or activity.

12. January 2023

Sweet Dreams with Down

A good night’s sleep empowers the body to recover and wake up refreshed for the day to come. According to the 2021 Phillips Global Sleep Survey, 70% of people surveyed reported they have experienced one or more new sleep challenges since the start of the pandemic.

01. November 2022
Feathers fly around the world

The world of IDFB

Mission & History

Launched in Paris during the post-World War II recovery, IDFB established global standards as the industry grew from military commissions to becoming a sportswear, bedding, and fashion staple. 


Down is natural product that is renewable, recyclable and earth friendly. As part of the circular economy, it has a lower carbon footprint than polyester fill materials. 

Why Down?

Down is a natural product that provides superior warmth without added weight for the products that keep us warm in our beds, on the ski slopes, and by the campfire. 

Membership and Benefits

IDFB ‘s total membership is currently comprised of 650+ members from 32 countries and regions.

Becoming a member of IDFB offers a meaningful connection to and inclusion in the global down and feather industry.

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