Dania Down

ABOUT

from Daniadown:

Daniadown Home (Daniadown Quilts Ltd.) was founded in 1967 by Jon Andersen. Today the business is still owned and operated by the Andersen family with two of Jon's daughters, Lisa and Katherine, acting as Managing Directors. Our vision is to offer our customers superior quality products and services at value prices. We are able to maintain our vision by committing to the manufacture and or design of the majority of our own products.

Daniadown Home is a well known and respected retailer in Western Canada, operating 14 stores across 3 provinces and servicing consumer globally through our robust e-commerce site. As retailers we operate based on our personal principles of honesty, accountability and responsibility. Our marketing and product claims are truthful & factual, our pricing is fair and honest and we stand behind our products through our commitment to transparency so you know exactly what you are paying for.

Building on our reputation we expanded to offer our products to other brick & mortar and e-commerce retailers across Canada and the United States. We also offer tailored solutions to the hospitality and designer industries.

Now in our 51st year of business, we continue to invest in initiatives that align with our principles. We are excited to offer complete transparency on our down filled products through the development of Track My Down, allowing customers to view independent laboratory results detailing the properties of the filling in their duvet or pillow. In addtion, we were the first Canadian bedding company to attain the Responsible Down Standard certification which provides end to end audit and confirmation that the down used in our RDS certified products comes from birds that have been humanely and ethically treated.

Daniadown, we are here to help you sleep well.

RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD

OUR GOALS

The Responsible Down Standard ensures that down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated well. This means enabling them to live healthy lives, express innate behaviors, and not suffer from pain, fear or distress. The standard also follows the chain of custody from farm to product, so consumers can be confident that the down and feathers in the products they choose are truly RDS.

WHAT IS THE RDS?

The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard, which means that companies can choose to certify their products to the RDS, even if there is no legislation requiring them to do so. The RDS was developed and revised over three years, with the input of animal welfare groups, industry experts, brands and retailers. The standard recognizes the best practices in animal welfare, and excludes those that violate the animal’s well being.

KEY POINTS IN THE STANDARD

Any removal of down and feathers from live birds (live-plucking or molt-harvesting) is prohibited
Force-feeding is prohibited
The welfare of the birds is respected at all times: from hatching to slaughter
RDS down and feathers is properly identified at all times; this ensures that non-RDS down and feathers are not mistakenly identified as RDS
The entire supply chain is audited by a professional, third party certification body
Only products with 100% certified down and feathers carry the RDS logo

WHEN A BRAND CHOOSES TO USE THE RDS

A number of things happen:

1. The brand talks to their suppliers to get a clear picture of their down supply chain. Eventually each step of the supply chain, all the way to the farm, will get certified by an approved third-party (called a Certification Body).

2. The certification process involves two steps.On-site audit: an inspector visits a factory or company, does a visual inspection, checks documents and procedures, and interviews staff and workers. The results from this visit is called an audit report.Certification decision: the audit report is sent to a certifier who will review all the results, and decide whether the company is issued certification or not.

Every certification conducted by a Certification Body involves two people: an inspector and a certifier. This is called the ‘four eyes principle’.

3. On farms and slaughterhouses (anywhere animals are present) the Certification Body checks the well being of the animals, looks for any evidence of live plucking or force-feeding, and makes sure everything is done in accordance with the standard.

4. At factories and manufacturers the Certification Body checks the RDS materials (down, feathers, jackets, duvets, etc.) that enter and leave a factory to make sure they are properly identified. RDS products are tracked as they move through production, and kept separate from non-certified products.


ORDER INFO

PRODUCTION TIMES
STOCKED: 3-4 WEEKS

NOTE: CUSTOM ETAS ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS.ETAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON THE APPROVAL OF SPECIAL CUSTOMIZATIONS AND OTHER CONDITIONS SET OUT BY THE VENDOR UPON RECEIPT OF ORDER.STOCK ETAS ARE BASED ON PRODUCT AVAILABILITY. ALL ETAS ARE BASED ON AVERAGE SHIPPING CONDITIONS. SHIPPING TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

ORDERS INCLUDING FRAME ADJUSTMENTS, CUSHION ADJUSTMENTS, CUSTOMER'S OWN MATERIAL (COM) AND ANY OTHER NON-STANDARD MODIFICATIONS MAY INCREASE THE OVERALL ETA.





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