Triple F.A.T. Goose is committed to the ethical sourcing and production of our products including fur and down. We take great efforts to align ourselves with establishments that work to create a more transparent environment for the sourcing and traceability of our goods and materials. We take a proactive approach in requiring all suppliers we work alongside to be certified and follow international protocols and procedures to ensure that our products are cruelty-free.
Our furs are imported and ethically sourced from Canada by trappers who meet the International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in Canada and the Best Management Practices (BMP) standards in the United States. The harvesting and subsequent trading of the furs are also regulated by the respective local and federal governments in Canada and the United States (additional information on these standards and protocols can be found here: AIHTS Agreement and Introduction to BMP). We choose Canada as our fur supplier due to the abundance of coyote present and the stringent regulations on wildlife.
The AIHTS and BMP standards are safeguards put in place to check and verify that the furs we put on our jackets never come from fur farms, and are sourced from an abundant population. These standards also certify that the furs are purchased from legal licensed trappers that adhere to strict regulations and protocols that include the types traps they are authorized to use and the times of year they are allowed to hunt. We continue to work with industry leaders to develop new ways to trace and ethically source our materials.
To ensure that our down is also ethically and humanely sourced, it is inspected, tested and certified by the IDFL (International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory). Our down is never live plucked or force fed and has passed the IDFL Downpass Traceability Standard - meeting all quality, ethical and traceability requirements.