Startseite » Sustainability » Animal Welfare Animal Welfare. A further tenet of our corporate philosophy is the respectful treatment of animals. Appropriate guidelines have been incorporated throughout the company. Down The origin of the down and feathers used for the products of MARC O’POLO is checked by the independent institute IDFL (International Down & Feather Laboratory and Institute) through a Supply Chain Traceability Audit. With this measure, we want to exclude for our products, that the animals are force-fed and the down are obtained from the living animal. Labeled MARC O’POLO down products are from a supply chain audited by the International Down & Feather Laboratory and Institute. Leather and Fake-Fur MARC O’POLO only uses leather from farm animals, e.g. beef, lamb or goat and renounces the use of exotic leather. We also reject the use of real fur and have written a fur waiver to the FUR FREE Alliance, an international coalition of leading animal and environmental protection organizations. With this, we as FUR FREE RETAILER underline the decision and practice of many years to renounce the use of real fur. Angora MARC O’POLO refrains entirely from the use of angora in its products. Labelling of non-textile components The European Regulation for labelling and marking textile products (EU) No. 1007/2011 requires, in addition to the identification of fibers, 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.