Protecting animals and biodiversity has been a core concern of ours for many years.
As early as 1988, in cooperation with the environmental foundation WWF, we started to remove furs from endangered or inappropriately reared animals (such as mink, martens and sables) from our product range.
Since 1991, real fur has been banned from our products as a general principle. Today, the Otto Group only sells leather and fur products from cattle, pigs, goats and sheep, which are by-products of the food industry.
We also deal responsibly with feathers and down, so we categorically reject products from live plucking.
The use of materials of animal origin is regulated in our Otto Group Guidelines “Sustainability in Procurement”.