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Questions relating to down, the layer of fine feathers found under the coarser outer layer in birds.

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Vegan substitute for down sleeping bags?

I'm looking for a vegan substitute to sleeping bags stuffed with down (eg goose feathers). I've used both down and synthetic sleeping bags, and the synthetic sleeping bag that gets typically sold in ...
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Does the production of down typically involve killing or hurting birds?

Down consists of bird feathers. In principle it could be sourced from feathers that birds have lost naturally, so it should not require to kill or hurt any animal. Are down feathers typically ...