The innovative, animal-loving outerwear company will have you rethinking the way you layer with 100% cruelty-free coats and jackets.
Save The Duck was founded in 2012 by Nicholas Bargi. The company is Italy's first B-Corp and is on a mission to revolutionize sustainable outerwear. The Bargi family's history in coat-making began with Nicholas' grandfather, Foresto Bargi. Inspired by the water-repellent fabric worn by the English troops during World War I, Foresto, a tailor, started his own line of weather-repellent coats. A century later, the legacy continues with the next generation of performance outerwear—this time, with a deep respect for animals and the environment.
Save The Duck utilizes a down-like material called PLUMTECH® for their eco-friendly puffers. It's an ultralight padding made from recycled polyester that imitates the softness and fluffiness of down and delivers incredible warmth. The outer shell is equally innovative and made from lightweight, windproof, and water-resistant recycled polyester. These sustainable puffer coats and vests are all designed to keep the cold at bay, minus feathers, leather, or animal byproducts.
Being a changemaker means taking an active role in reducing the exploitation of animals and the impacts their use creates for the environment and biodiversity. Save The Duck breaks it down by the numbers. They've been in business for 11 years. They produce 600,000 coats each year using PLUMTECH®. By their calculations, it would have taken the down and feathers of 29 million ducks to fill all those coats. So, while most down and feathers used in traditional outerwear are byproducts of the meat industry, that's still a lot of ducks.
Save the Duck is carbon neutral and committed to complete net neutrality by 2030.
Photos and video courtesy of Save The Duck.