I am often asked how I source my feathers. This can be a contentious issue amongst animal lovers and has led to many debates amongst the online community. I have made the decision to use the following categories of feathers; from birds that have naturally shed, have been ethically sourced, or have had a free and natural existence including the by-product of pest control and sporting in compliance with UK Wildlife Conservation Laws.
My overall decision to use a variety of sources is to ensure my products only use feathers that come from birds who have had a free and natural existence. In addition to the ethically sourced and naturally shed categories, pest control and sporting routinely occurs throughout our countryside. I have chosen to save feathers from this category, which would have otherwise been discarded as waste without a use. I have chosen to see these beautiful feathers used in a creative way, rather than discarded.
Categories of feathers: