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Mason, OH, July 5th, 2023 - Downlite, a market leader in down and feather processing and a supplier of responsibly sourced products to the Outdoor, Home, and Hospitality markets, is pleased to announce their partnership with Sea to Summit.

Sea to Summit is an Australia-based global brand, providing outdoor equipment that enables freedom and self-reliance in any environment.  Roland Tyson and Penny Sanderson, the original founders of Sea to Summit, followed their passion for exploration and innovation.  Their experiences and expertise in the great outdoors built a worldwide following, and today, the brand is one of the most widely recognized outdoor brands around the globe.

Downlite, a US based company has been enhancing lives for decades by providing a superior comfort experience.  Sea to Summit’s decision to award Downlite their premium down business reflects their confidence in Downlite’s ability to consistently deliver reliable, high-quality down fills.   This collaboration is a significant step forward for both companies.  It confirms both companies’ commitment to technology, sustainability, and premium performance in outdoor equipment.

“We take great pride in our heritage of the brand, going back to the 1800’s when our family began in the feather and down industry,” stated Josh Werthaiser, President of Downlite Outdoor and CFO, Downlite.  “In today’s world, sustainability is at the forefront of most people’s minds; providing a product that has superior sustainability, and is both ethically sourced and biodegradable, is what we do.  We are very excited about this new partnership with Sea to Summit.” 

Expressing his enthusiasm about the partnership, Phil Bailey, Head of Supply Chain & Operations at Sea to Summit, stated, “We’re committed to delivering top-quality outdoor gear and providing innovative solutions for adventurers worldwide. Collaborating with Downlite allows us to further strengthen our offerings by incorporating their expertise in responsibly sourced down meeting our RDS, Bluesign & PFC free expectation. This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability and ensures that our customers can trust in the ethical production of our products. We are excited about the possibilities this partnership brings and look forward to working together to inspire outdoor enthusiasts and elevate their outdoor experiences to new heights."

Downlite will be providing down fill for Sea to Summit’s extensive sleeping bag line, ranging from reliable 650FP Duck Down, all the way to the ultra-premium 950FP Grey Goose Down, one of the most luxurious, high-performance down fills in the world.

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Jannice Cameron-Chapital

About Downlite:

Downlite has a rich history in feather and down sourcing, with origins dating back more than 100 years in Europe. Downlite is one of the largest US suppliers of bedding for the home and hospitality industries. Downlite is also one of the largest suppliers of bulk down and feather to apparel and sleeping bag makers in the outdoor industry. A leader in responsible sourcing, Downlite is proud to have been awarded the first RDS Scope Certificate. Additionally, Downlite was offered the first TDS-Certified supply chain in the world — both from Europe and the U.S.  Downlite has four US-based manufacturing sites and one manufacturing site in Canada.  Sourcing teams are based in China, Europe, and the US.    Downlite is a bluesign system partner, and a proud member of the American Feather & Down Council. 

Some current Downlite Outdoor customers include Patagonia, The North Face, Lululemon, Vuori, Mammut, REI, Canada Goose, Aritzia, Ralph Lauren, Columbia Sportswear, Helly Hansen, Cascade Design, and Banana Republic.

About Sea to Summit Pty Ltd:

Sea to Summit is an award-winning manufacturer of ingeniously designed omni-terrain outdoor gear. Their product line ranges from ultralight cookware to the most versatile tent on the market. Their innovation team is constantly searching for the perfect balance of weight, durability, and packability. This Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on the planet, and its products are field-tested in the world’s most demanding environments. Sea to Summit was established in 1991 and is currently distributed in over 73 countries, with offices in Australia, USA, Germany, and China.

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