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Introducing Recycled Down

— By: Alison Wu

As a company that’s always on the hunt for more sustainable solutions, a breakthrough as big as the one we’re about to share with you feels like winning the lottery. After years of back and forth, refining and perfecting, we are finally ready to introduce the world to recycled down. This innovation allows us to stop using all 650-fill virgin down going forward, cutting back on post-consumer waste by extending the life of a raw material. All 650-fill down styles in the Fall 2015 Collection are made with recycled down.

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Men’s and Women’s new Copenhagen Down Trench, featuring recycled down.

The Story of Recycled Down begins at our Portland headquarters, where we are always on the hunt for unfound solutions to problems currently facing the apparel industry. From there we move to a facility outside Paris, France, that collects and inspects post-consumer pillows and blankets, sorting the feathers into different categories. The last stop on our journey lies just outside Budapest, Hungary, where the down is quality checked, sorted and cleaned in the same way virgin down is. And finally, the recycled down comes back to us ready to be used, just like new.

Ultra soft, highly compressible and ready to brave the cold, the Recycled Down Collection features waterproof, seam-sealed winter trenches, like the Copenhagen Down Trench for men and women, the pared-down women’s Allee Down Pullover and easy-to-layer hoodies and jackets, like the women’s Down Hoody Jacket and men’s Blazing Down Jacket. Some old favorites, like the best-selling women’s Cocoon Down Trench, get a fresh look this season, and the addition of ombré versions of the Allee Pullover and Down Hoody Jacket round out the Recycled Down Collection.

To learn more about The Story of Recycled Down, visit nau.com

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Men’s Blazing Down Jacket, featuring recycled down.
Women's Down Hoody Jacket, featuring recycled down
Women’s Down Hoody Jacket, featuring recycled down