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Our responsibility for down & feather traceability

Down & feather, used as the filling material of its products, are made of waterfowls and the natural product. Therefore, there are many kinds, and it makes very wide dispersion of the quality and the country of origin. That is why, we must trace the reliable distribution route like the country of origin, breeding time, kind of birds, living environment, proper collecting method of down & feather.

Original traceability “UMOU”

真羽毛マーク

KAWADA imports pure raw materials directly from the country of origin through our overseas reliable suppliers as a professional maker of down & feather with knowledge and discernment to distinguish the high quality of raw materials. Theses suppliers keep sever quality and breeding management of waterfowls and down & feather treatment. As the proof of our reliable quality to confirm the distribution route like the country of origin and proper collecting method, we made our original label, UMOU.

UMOU Mark guarantees the traceability. It identifies not only the distribution route, export date, processing date of down & feather, but also can guarantee this real down & feather of waterfowls only. Furthermore, it has processed in our domestic factory only, from dust-removing, washing, to sorting carefully.
(We keep this traceability system from 1980s for our severe quality management.)

Reason to care the quality of raw material

Have you ever heard of baby feather, immature down, or crash feather? These are plumules’ extenders similar to down & feather without its original functions. Sadly, they are classified into down by some unprofessional inspection institutions which treat these unqualified down & feather as real down.
If there are so many things other than down, it cannot keep heat and moisture releasing. In order to avoid such cases, we care the raw material.
What is safe and healthy down & feather for us? As the responsibility of the only one material manufacturer in down & feather field of Japan, we make full use of our knowledge and experience to select from raw materials to processed down & feather, and then delivery high quality down & feather to our customers, who really want to use.

Third party audit – 「J-TAS」「DOWNPASS」

As the system to prove the country of origin and distribution route of down & feather, The Gold Label regulation for use made by Japan Down & Feather Association (JDFA) is secured by its quality management, export and import documents for traceability, down & feather quality test hold by JDFA, and trial purchasing test. From its start of Gold Label, we joined it.
Besides, Japan Bedding Goods Association (JBA) has its traceability system, called “J-TAS”. It tracks the route from slaughterhouses to overseas suppliers to Japan by online system and audits each transaction in and out to Japan. At its establishment of “J-TAS”, we passed the audit and became an authorized company.

Furthermore, there is also the audit and quality test called DOWNPASS Traceability every 2 year. This is regulated by DOWNPASS e.V in Germany. We are audited and then authorized from April,2014.


DOWNPASS

DOWNPASS ラベル

Furthermore, there is also the audit and quality test called DOWNPASS Traceability every 2 year. This is regulated by DOWNPASS e.V in Germany. We are audited and then authorized from April,2014.

DOWNPASS WEBSITE:  https://www.downpass.com/de/startseite/

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Kawada Feather Co., Ltd.
〒515-0303
3255, Yamaoyodo, Meiwa-Cho, Taki-Gun, Mie

TEL : 0596-55-2431 / FAX : 0596-55-4156

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