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The abbreviation EDFA stands for European Down and Feather Association.
The association, which was founded in 1980 and has its headquarters in Mainz, is currently made up of more than 90 companies and national organisations from 23 countries. Alongside Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy and Japan, this also includes the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Hungary.
The aim of the association is to sustainably represent the interests of members from the bed feather industry, the feather-filling industry and their suppliers (machine industry, chemical industry, ticking industry and test institutes) in Europe. Current issues are discussed and tackled in interdisciplinary working groups.
The EDFA is particularly committed to defending consumer interests and animal welfare.