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Glossary - Fair Wear Foundation close

The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. Currently there are 80 member companies, based in seven European countries, which represent over 120 brands.

There are many aspects to being a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, however some of the basic principles are expressed in their 8 labour standards:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • There is no discrimination in employment
  • No exploitation of child labour
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Payment of a living wage
  • No excessive working hours
  • Safe and healthy working conditions
  • Legally-binding employment relationship

There is no certification process which claims to cover all of these at every factory that a manufacturer may use, rather there are ongoing reports which are published at fairwear.org for anyone to look at.

The following brands that we stock are members of the Fair Wear Foundation: Deuter, Häglofs, Mammut and Mountain Equipment

Glossary - Fill power close

Fill power is a measurement used to quantify the ability of down to resist compression, known as its loft. The higher the fill power, the more space the down occupies and the more effective it is as an insulator. Higher fill power down is hard to source and therefore expensive, it does however offer significant weight savings for gram-counting alpinists.

In the outdoor industry fill powers tend to start at around 650 and currently go up to 850 (900 does exist but is rare and mostly needs to be 'handplucked' from live birds). The down's origin is also sometimes given, most 'European' down comes from Hungary and the Ukraine and tends to be better quality that Chinese sourced down. The species may also be given but is not strictly speaking informative. The best goose down will outperform the best duck down, but good duck down will outperform poor goose down.

In addition to the fill power figure, there is sometimes a percentage quoted, eg '85% down' or '85/15 down'. This refers to the ratio of pure down to small feathers used. Higher feather percentages tend to be found on less technical products where down is padded out with feathers which cost less and offer more rigidity to compensate for the lower loft, however almost all products contain some feathers to increase the durability of the down.

International Down and Feather BureauIn the past a number of different competing systems were used to measure fill power. Today almost all outdoor manufacturers use the International Down and Feather Bureau's testing method (sometimes known as the US method). This involves pre-conditioning the down being tested with steam, which gives the best consistency for test results. It is then placed in a cylinder and stirred to maximise its loft, before its volume is measured in cubic inches after being compressed by an ounce weight to give the fill power.

Glossary - YKK close

YKK is a Japanese group of manufacturing companies and is the world's largest zipper manufacturer with a reputation for reliable and durable build quality in their zips. It was founded in 1934 by Mr Yoshida and known as Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha.

Today YKK produces zippers for everything from handbags to wetsuits as well as many other fasteners. They are at the forefront of innovation in fastener design and will generally last longer than similar non-branded designs.

The Mountain Equipment Women's Triton Waterproof Down Jacket

When the temperature hovers around the freezing level and the rain won't let up, the Triton Jacket from Mountain Equipment is your friend. Insulated with 700 fill power duck down (ethically sourced in accordance with the Down Codex) and protected by a waterproof Stretch Drilite shell, this jacket will withstand the worst the Peak District can throw at you.

  • Weight: 682g (size 12)
  • Waterproof down jacket
  • Stitched-through narrow baffle internal construction
  • Adjustable Mountain Hood
  • 2-way YKK moulded Aquaguard centre-front zip with internal storm flap
  • 2 zipped hand warmer pockets
  • Napoleon chest pocket
  • Zipped inner pocket
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Dual tether hem drawcord
  • Mountain Equipment have been awarded ‘Leader Status’ by Fair Wear Foundation - the highest of their performance benchmarking categories.
  • Ethical down conforms to the Down Codex
  • Outer Fabric: 105g/m2 40D/70D reinforced weave Stretch DriLite with waterproof/breathable PU coating
  • Fill: 134g (in a size 12) of 700 fill power duck down

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