A surprising number of people (more than zero) don’t realize that down, a cozy insulation material used in clothes and bedding, comes from an animal. It does: down consists of the fine, cozy feathers closest to the skin of ducks and geese. The down that we use today mostly comes from birds raised for food in Eastern Europe and in China. How can companies balance eco-conscious customers and the supply chain of feathers? [More]
If you’re allergic to down and stay at a Quality Inn, you should probably check ahead of time to see whether there is any down-free bedding available in the entire building. Jason is allergic to down, and this was the first hotel he had ever encountered that couldn’t provide him with feather-free bedding to accommodate his allergy. His complaints to corporate were met with more or less a shrug. [More]
Look unto ye, electronic consumers, and gaze upon your ruined world. The abyss swallows yet another false god, with CircuitCity.com stumbling, “Updating”, and finally closing all within the last twenty-four hours. Visit the website yourself for proof, as well as a full explanation of what is going on with all those wonderful product service plans you purchased.