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China's down jacket fever sends feather prices soaring

Frigid winter and changing styles feed demand for warm but lightweight outerwear

A Bosideng International store in Guangzhou: jackets and coats by the Chinese brand have been especially popular among the country's influencers. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

GUANGZHOU -- A frigid winter and changing fashions are driving Chinese consumers to snap up down coats and jackets, contributing to surging prices for duck feathers.

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