Home Furnishings Company Drops Down!

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

If PETA’s recent successes are any indication, down is going down fast.

The latest company to make the synthetic leap onto our anti-down bandwagon is Colorado’s leading furniture manufacturer, Woodley’s Fine Furniture. The Woodley brothers started their company decades ago with the intention of offering quality home furnishings that did not take a toll on nature—but they had been designing sofas stuffed with down. After PETA sent the company our down exposé, Woodley’s agreed that its vision did not include using feathers that were yanked out of live birds or feathers from birds who had tubes rammed down their throats for the cruel production of foie gras and will no longer purchase down-filled upholstery. 

Ready to make the down industry’s feathers fly? Check out PETA’s top five ways to take action against down—because if people in the skiing capital of the U.S. are done with down, shouldn’t the rest of us embrace warm and soft synthetic options, too?

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind