Hans Kruchen in Germany is a traditional, family run factory which produces down blankets and pillows in Germany. Their buyers know every farm (and, farmers!) personally and guarantee that all raw material that is being used for their products are harvested cruelty free and come from farms where the animals are being raised humanely. For that, they received the certificate "Gruene Gans" - "Green Goose" which has been established by the independent institute of Wessling, Germany under Registration # 1017-CAL-001. Furthermore, Hans Kruchen is a member of EDFA (European Down and Feather Association), which requires to hold to a traceability standard - knowing which farms the animals come from. Just as important is the way the down is being washed and treated: environmentally friendly and according to the latest bio technical standards.