- We only allow for the use of animal-derived raw materials when those animals can be farmed in a way that enables them to have a good quality of life as defined by the Five Freedoms1.
- We expect that our suppliers only use skins, down and feathers from animals bred for food and that are a derivative of the food market.
- Where available, we expect our suppliers using animal-derived raw materials to use robust traceability and animal welfare assurance schemes.
1 We believe that every animal deserves to be:
- Free from hunger and thirst.
- Free from discomfort.
- Free of pain, injury or disease.
- Free to express normal behavior.
- Free from fear and distress.
For their entire lifetime, including:
- When feeding, watering or sheltering.
Owned brand animal-derived raw material product standards
||Additional Requirements, if used
Whiskers/Hair/Bristles derived from wild animals and/or non-food markets
Wool: When wool is used, it must be non-mulesed
Whiskers/Hair: When used, it must only be derived from food supply chain
Wool: Use Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) where possible
Wool: Recycled wool preferred where possible
Leather derived from wild animals
Leather: For products in which leather is the primary component, all leather must be derived from the food industry. This includes uses of rawhide and hair on hide**
|Leather: Recycled leather preferred where possible
Feathers derived from wild animals and/or non-food markets
Down: All products containing feathers must be certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
Other feathers: If used, feathers may only be derived from food supply chain
|Down: Recycled down preferred where possible
Bone/horn derived from wild animals and/or non-food markets
|Bone/horn: If used, bone/horn may only be derived from food supply chain
*Fur definition: A thick growth of hair that covers the skin of an animal.
**Hair on hide definition: Tanned leather skins which have not had follicles of hair removed.