Montbell, the Japanese outdoor brand, opened its first retail store in downtown Portland in 2013. They sell down jackets.
Each year, the down and silk industries exploit millions of geese, ducks, silkworms, spiders, and other animals, causing unnecessary pain and suffering to these feeling beings. Down is the soft layer of feathers closest to birds’ skin, primarily in the chest region. These feathers are highly valued because they do not have quills. Most products labeled “down” contain a combination of these underfeathers and other feathers or fillers.
Most down comes from birds who are victims of the meat and foie gras industries.
Read more: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/animals-used-clothing-factsheets/silk-birds-insects-exploited-fabric/#ixzz2mOYLpYTH
Join us outside the Montbell Portland Store with your own homemade sign or poster for a protest against using down. Messages to use: "Down Hurts" & "Plucked Alive".