Mountain Equipment has throughout its 50 year history committed a great deal of time and effort into ensuring they consistently obtain the very best qualities of down for use in their sleeping bags and clothing. However in recent years, people have become all too-aware that there are also ethical, environmental and animal welfare issues relating to the sourcing of down.
Mountain Equipment realise that they cannot change everything overnight, but are working hard with retailers such as ourselves to understand everything there is to know about the supply chain so they can take steps to improve it where possible.
The Down Codex project was launched in 2009, comprising a range of rules and commitments that Mountain Equipment expected their down supply chain to adhere to and achieve. The aim; to have the most comprehensive and transparent auditing mechanism for a down supply chain of any outdoor manufacturer in the world.
Once you have received your Mountain Equipment down sleeping bag, simply visit the Down Codex homepage, enter your unique code in the "Trace your code" box at the top of the screen and select the type of sleeping bag you have purchased. Click "Trace" and you will be presented with both an audit report and a down batch report, detailing all the specifics of the down sourcing process for your individual Mountain Equipment sleeping bag.