LEATHER & FUR

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LEATHER & FUR

Precious materials like fur and leather are at the core of FENDI’s artisanality and heritage.

The profound respect we have for such materials is the reason why we are committed to work only with raw materials that are sourced in an ethical manner and produced in compliance with the highest ethical, social and environmental standards.

Our priority is to respect workers, the environment and the biodiversity throughout all the different stages of each of the animal-based supply chains. Our strategic approach relies on the ambition to reduce our impact on nature and our commitment is based on quantitative and qualitative targets that ensure a sustainable sourcing and processing of our raw materials.

OUR COMMITMENTS: 100% STRATEGIC RAW MATERIALS RESPONSIBLY SOURCED by 2026

LVMH has published an ambitious Animal-based Raw Materials Sourcing Charter, that defines the Group and its Maisons’ concrete commitments for progress with regards to Sourcing fur, leather, exotic leather, wool and feathers. For further details, check out LVMH’s Animal-Based Raw Material Charter.

FENDI, as part of LVMH, is also an active member of the BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), a non-profit organization working to achieve a more transparent and sustainable industry.

FUR

In FENDI, fur is the most precious material, manually worked and fashioned by skilled and experienced artisans. We are proud of our own inhouse fur atelier, where craftsmanship and creative skills achieve the quintessence of savoir-faire and materialize as artistic expression.

As a world leader in the creation and design of fur collections, FENDI adheres to the highest ethical sourcing standards and operates in full compliance with all international, national and regional regulations, supporting traceability as a tool for transparency and innovation. Our mission is the ethical supply of quality furs to our customers who have chosen freely to wear fur, and we are unwaveringly committed to respecting everyone’s opinion and freedom of choice.

% of Pelts Purchased in 2021
Mink
86%
Fox
10%
Sable
2%
Chinchilla
1%
Other (BobCat Karacul/ Astrakhan / Swakara, Rabbit)
1%

We have established long-lasting partnerships and dialogue with the best suppliers – from International Auction Houses, to Italian tanneries - who guarantee to only purchase pelts certified Welfur Standard in line with the LVMH animal-based sourcing principles.

As a next step for the future, Fendi is willing to adopt Furmark® which is a comprehensive global certification and traceability system for natural fur that guarantees animal welfare and environmental standards along the supply chain; our target is to have 100% of pelts FENDI purchases certified Furmark® by 2023.

Our achievements
93%
Welfur certified pelts in 2021
Our target
100%
FURMARK certified pelts by 2023
The making of a FENDI fur from the from the Women’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Collection.

The making of a FENDI fur from the from the Women’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Collection.

LEATHER

Leather is an enduring staple for FENDI, and we are committed to ensuring that it is sourced in the most responsible, sustainable and traceable manner.

% of mq of Leather Purchased in 2021
Bovine
67%
Lambskin
30%
Other (Goatskin & Deerskin)
3%

Our priority is to source our leather from tanneries who are part of the Leather Working Group, in line with the LVMH animal-based sourcing principles. This multi-stakeholder group develops and maintains a protocol to guarantee the highest levels of chemicals, water, wastewater and energy management.

Our target is to have 100% of tanneries supplying leather certified Leather Working Group by 2023.

To read more, check out the LVMH Environmental Report and the Leather Working Group Website.

Our achievements
87%
LWG certified leather in 2021
Our target
100%
LWG certified leather in 2023

We are also in the process of developing innovative alternatives to traditional tanning methods, introducing for example metal- and chrome-free tanning in all our core products, like our iconic Peekaboo.

A close-up on FENDI’s iconic Selleria Cuoio Romano leather.

A close-up on FENDI’s iconic Selleria Cuoio Romano leather.

EXOTIC LEATHER

FENDI, as an LVMH Maison, only purchases exotic leathers coming from certified farms that respect strict standards on animal welfare, and that are identified by a certification of origin that guarantees rigorous control in the supply chain, from the farm to the boutique

For crocodile leather, FENDI adheres to the pioneering LVMH standards for responsible crocodilian leather sourcing, developed by technical experts and validated by NSF International. The entire supply chain is evaluated per 4 pillars: conservation of the species and respect of local communities; animal welfare principles; working conditions; environmental protection.

77% of Crocodilian Leather supplied in 2021 come from farms audited or certified by the LVMH Crocodilian Standard.

Click here to read more about these standards.

The assembling of a FENDI Peekaboo bag in exotic leather.

The assembling of a FENDI Peekaboo bag in exotic leather.

Our achievements
81%
LWG certified leather in 2021
Our target
100%
Of Crocodilian Leather supplied by Audited or Certified by LVMH Standards by 2023