Textile Exchange has awarded certification to Downlite under its Global Recycled Standard (GRS) for its 100 percent recycled Re/charged down. The U.S. company is a major supplier of down to outdoor apparel brands, including Columbia, Patagonia and The North Face. Downlite points out that its down is processed at a factory in Cincinnati where its recently installed waste water recycling system dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to clean up the recycled material, two times below governmental standards. Downlite is also Bluesign-certified, it notes that it became the first company to be certified under the Global Traceable Down Standard last March.