Downlite Outdoor, a division of Downlite, a leader in down and feather processing and a supplier of responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor, home furnishings and hospitality markets, announces its new facility in Mississauga, Canada.
With the growth of Downlite in the Canadian outdoor market, Downlite is opening a processing facility outside of Toronto. The goals and reasons for this expansion are inseparable: to process and deliver down quickly to deliver the products and services Canadian customers need.
The Downlite facility has state-of-the-art European equipment, allowing for maximization of cleanliness and performance in down production and sorting. Downlite can provide fresher material, shorten lead times, improve turn, and expand processing for the North American market.
The international Downlite board approved the expansion in the fourth quarter of 2019. Although there were then unforeseeable delay challenges with the worldwide pandemic, the Canadian team has been hired and trained. Downlite is a significant supplier to the Canadian home textile and outdoor markets.
With more than 100 years of down-processing experience, Ohio-based Downlite is a trusted partner to many of the most recognizable premier apparel and sleeping bag brands in the outdoor industry. Downlite has pioneered breakthrough innovations in performance down technologies and has emerged as a leader in traceability and transparency through its global supply chain and now circularity and reverse logistics.