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While shopping for winter jackets, I realised that it is impossible for me to tell where exactly the feathers of mass-produced down jackets came from. Therefore, I attempted making my own down jacket in a relatively harmless way: by manually collecting the goose feathers on the grounds in the parks, riverbanks, and forests near my house in Breda, the Netherlands.
After 2 months of collecting*, cleaning, filling and sewing, the jacket was put to test in the Arctic (Spitsbergen archipelago) for three weeks to see if I can survive*. During this sailing expedition of The Arctic Circle Residency*, I made 21 landings and glacier hikes between 78°17'N-80°02'N, wearing only this jacket and minimum base layers.

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