Specs + Standards
GOOSE & DUCK DOWN BLEND
LOFT POWER: 650
All OSC Cross jackets and parkas are filled with a high-level proprietary blend of goose and duck down in accordance
with North American standards. The down goes through a sanitizing process of being treated with an antibacterial
agent to ensure the cleanest and purest down is used in your garment.
The fill power (or Loft Power) is the measure of the "lofts". The down clusters and small feathers work to insulate
by lofting up and trapping air which then reflects your body heat back onto you to keep you warm. It is important
to note that the measure of the quality of a garment is not restricted to LP, but to other factors
including fabrication and construction of the garment.
WHAT IS DOWN FILL?
Down is a high-performance, natural by-product from duck and geese, and is well-known for its favorable
warmth-to-weight insulation. Unlike feathers, down is the soft layer of fine filament clusters between the stiffer, exterior
feathers of water fowl. The down fill of this garment is comprised of a proprietary blend of white goose and duck down,
with a fill power of 650. As a down-filled product, this garment does not contain large feathers and not
only adheres to, but exceeds the Canadian Standards for down-fill products.
TRACEABILITY + ETHICS
When it comes to the use of animal products, we understand that sanitation and animal welfare are
important issues. The origins of our down (which is a by-product of waterfall) have gone through regular
and rigorous audits for down purity, factory cleanliness, and the internal traceability of down.
This traceability ensures that our original sources – from large-scale
abattoirs to independent farmhouses – have adhered to standards that protect both the welfare of
the animal and assure the consumer of a quality product. Sources that procure down from live-plucking
or foie-gras sourced origins are forbidden.
We understand that everyone has their individual values when it comes to the use of fur and shearling trims.
Our commitment is to offer outerwear to suit individual wants and needs, including styles without
fur trims, or in other cases, with REMOVABLE trims.
Sourcing coyote fur from our home country of Canada assures high standards of ethical practices and authenticity.
Our wool shearling is sheepskin originating from Uruguay and sourced from one of the
oldest tannery factories in the Greater Toronto Area.