About Our Products
MATERIALS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
The production of our garments is carried out with the utmost respect for the welfare of nature, people and animals. To this end, we have implemented an animal welfare policy that respects the internationally recognized Five Freedoms for animal welfare.
Wool – We are committed to the sustainability and transparency of the wool supply chain, and we will continue our efforts to ensure we use only humanely sourced wool.
Benetton Group is a member of the IWTO (International Wool Textile Organization) and, regarding animal welfare, we expect our suppliers to respect the IWTO Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare.
Down and Feathers – United Colors of Benetton collections are RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified, meaning that down and feathers found in our products come from ducks and geese that live free from ill treatment and constraints.
Using specialized third-party certification bodies, the Responsible Down Standard independently certifies all aspects related to the animals’ well being and care, including traceability of the feathers and down from their origin to the end product.
Fur – We strictly apply a ban on the use of natural fur in our clothing and clothing accessories. This ban extends worldwide, to all our brands and all their suppliers.
Leather and Skins – We only use leather & skins that come from animals bread for food production.