Allied Feather & Down was founded with a single facility in 1987 in Vernon, CA. It specialises in the manufacture of the highest quality down and feather product. A family-run operation, its constant focus on quality, innovation and sustainable, environmental, ethical policies ensures that it remains the market leader in its field.
Strong growth in the late 1990s / early 2000s enabled Allied to expand to five facilities in the USA and China. Today, Allied is the world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality downs and their blends. Providing the down fill of choice for top-tier brands in the outdoor industry, Allied also plays an active role in setting global industry standards for down:
Founding member of the International Alliance for the Pro Down Initiative
Member of the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)
Products Bluesign® approved
Founding member of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) initiative
Demonstrable product transparency through SourceTRACK™ and Track My Down
Innovation in sustainability and technology has allowed Allied to offer the highest quality, completely sustainable and allergy-free down insulation.
From the Autumn / Winter 2015 season onwards, Montane is proud to announce that all its down insulated jackets & garments will be produced using Allied’s HyperDRY™ water resistant down.
In the name of transparency, Montane will also become the first brand in the world to commit to the RDS across its entire clothing range.
Allied’s Trackmydown service will be implemented through hang tags on products. Each tag will not only explain the technology in the product, but will also feature a unique SourceTRACK lot number.
This combination of RDS certified down, SourceTRACK & trackmydown, new HyperDRY™ down technology and Allied swing tickets will make Montane’s Autumn / Winter 2015 down garments the most informative and transparent line of down clothing to date.