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. Leather and 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. In this context, MARC O’POLO is a member of the “Fur Free Retailer” program – an international coalition of leading animal and environmental associations. This underlines our commitment to refraining from the use of these materials. Down MARC O’POLO 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. 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.