My Feathers

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. However, I have made the decision to use feathers that are naturally shed and ethically sourced, this includes the by-product of sporting in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.

My overall decision to use ethically sourced (and naturally shed) feathers is to ensure my products only use feathers that come from birds who have had a free and natural existence. Whether we agree with it or not, sporting of this nature occurs throughout our countryside. I have chosen to see these beautiful feathers used in a creative way, rather than discarded.

The feathers I use are:

Naturally Shed

These feathers are from birds who naturally shed their feathers, often tail-feathers. They are acquired from domestically kept birds. I often have feathers donated from keepers of birds who naturally shed. Naturally shed is also often often referred to as cruelty free.

Ethically Sourced

These feathers are from domestic or free-roaming game birds (and other non-protected birds). These feathers have been sourced in compliance with all UK Wildlife Conservation regulations. I ensure these wonderful feathers do not go to waste.

Private Collections

There are a number of keepers from Norfolk, Suffolk and Dorset who who kindly supply me with feathers from birds who naturally-shed, or die of natural causes. These are usually from private collections, whereby breeding pairs of birds are kept.