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10th July 2018, Mason, OH

Downlite joins The Conservation Alliance

The company makes a charitable donation to help protect and restore America’s wild places.Through its membership in 1% for the Planet, Downlite has donated 1% of fiscal year sales of its re/charged down, a GRS certified 100% recycled performance down supplied to outerwear and sleeping bag manufacturers, and Downlite direct-to-consumer e-commerce bedding products to The Conservation Alliance.

Downlite’s partnership with The Conservation Alliance aims to help support the group’s efforts to fund conservation organisations working to protect North America’s last wild spaces. Downlite will play a key role in the distribution of Conservation Alliance grant funds and have the opportunity to nominate two projects and cast one ballot for each bi-annual grant funding cycle.

“Support for our public lands, which so many of us take such pleasure from, has never been more important,” said Josh Werthaiser, Downlite CEO. “We are proud to join The Conservation Alliance and look forward to being an integral member for years to come.”

“We welcome Downlite into Conservation Alliance with much enthusiasm,” commented John Sterling, Executive Director of The Conservation Alliance. “Downlite is the industry leader and setting the bar high with their commitment to conservation and protecting the places we love to play. We look forward to a long-term partnership.”

The company says joining The Conservation Alliance aligns with its commitment to continually improving its efforts around sustainability, recycling, and social good stewardship. In 2017, Downlite joined 1% for the Planet with the intention of making a financial contribution to environmental concerns. Additional corporate sustainably initiatives include the installation of a water recycling and treatment facility in its Down & Feather processing plant, which saves nearly 40 million gallons of water annually; and the launch of its new planetWISE bedding and packaging that focuses on using recycled and sustainable materials.

“When non-profits and businesses come together the planet wins,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “All over the planet, non-profits are doing essential work on behalf of the environment, many times their biggest challenge finding the funding to accomplish their goals. At 1% for the Planet we are proud to connect to dollars with doers to protect our planet for future generations to come.”


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