Startseite » Responsibility » Responsibility for animals Responsibility for animals. A further tenet of our corporate philosophy is the respectful treatment of animals. Appropriate guidelines have been incorporated throughout the company. Leather and Fur MARC O’POLO does not use exotic leathers. We also reject the use of real fur. MARC O’POLO is a member of the Fur Free Retailer Program – an international coalition of leading animal welfare and environmental organizations. Therefore we’re underlining our commitment to refraining from the use of these materials. Down Since 2014 MARC O’POLO International GmbH has engaged the independent institute IDFL (International Down & Feather Laboratory and Institute) to review the origin of the down and feathers it uses. The certification helps us make sure that no animal is killed solely for down and feathers, no animal is force-fed (ban on foie gras production), and that down is not taken from living animals (ban on live plucking). Designated MARC O’POLO down products contain only down and feathers certified by the International Down & Feather Laboratory and Institute. Angora MARC O’POLO refrains entirely from the use of angora in its products. Textile Labelling The new Textile Labeling Act came into force in 2012. In addition to the identification of materials, it requires the identification of “non-textile components of animal origin” in products. Such components would include, for example, leather tags or labels, down filling and horn or mother-of-pearl buttons. Our products concerned are all labelled with this information. If you would like to know more, please refer to our Sustainability Report.