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Sustainable Down Source Initiatives Support Local Children

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Sustainable Down Source (SDS) is giving back to children in local communities.

The fifth-generation bulk down supplier recently announced that it’s working with the Cincinnati arm of Ronald McDonald House, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers and Parks4Kids to improve the lives of children.

“As a brand, we endeavor to not only set a benchmark standard in responsible business practices, but to also teach our future generations of the importance of sustainability and protecting our environment as well as supporting those in need,” said Caroline ZApf, SDS’ chief sustainability officer.

After Zapf was recently appointed, she emphasized the importance of responsible business practices and also giving back to the local community, especially to younger people who will make crucial decisions in the future.

The Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati is a regional support system that offers critically-ill children and their families a “home away from home” while they undergo treatment at local hospitals. SDS donated 100 quilts this week to kids who are staying at the house.

One hundred SDS down pillows were also provided to K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers, a non-profit organization that provides merchandise to people who have been affected by poverty and tragic situations.

In addition, SDS donated $1,000 to Parks4Kids, an outdoor programs foundation started by the Outdoor Foundation and the Outdoor Industry Association. With this financial aid, Parks4Kids will continue to foster appreciation, exploration and understanding of nature. Parks4Kids supports the communities of Litchfield, Connecticut, and Mapleton, Oregon. Thefoundation also works with Then To Now, a Cincinnati-based farming experience that teaches kids about agriculture and geology, which is also completely funded by SDS.

In supporting these three groups, SDS will remain a leader in sustainable down sourcing and also foster future generations’ impact on the environment and humanity.

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