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 only working with raw materials that are sourced in an ethical manner and produced in consideration of people and the environment.
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.
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.
We are firmly committed to achieving the goal of a 100% sustainable and transparent industry.
We have established long-lasting partnerships and dialogue with the best suppliers – from International Auction Houses, to Italian tanneries - who guarantee certification of origin from farm to retail and allow us to only purchase pelts certified by FURMARK standards in line with the LVMH animal-based sourcing principles.
Our target is to have 100% of pelts FENDI purchases certified FURMARK by 2023.
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.
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 to our Leather Goods and Shoes Units, certified Leather Working Group by 2023.
FENDI, as an LVMH Maison, only purchases exotic leathers coming from certified farms that respect precise 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.
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 .