I just thought I'd ask this question here before I wasted a bunch of work time researching the topic. How is down harvested? From what birds? Are they in captivity? Are they bred strictly for their down feathers? Is there any controversy with the process such as hazardous chemical use, animal mistreatment, etc?
My eco, green, veegan, hippy friends started spouting off these questions when I was bragging about my wicked cool down insulated gear?
Pretty much, is it a sustainable practice?