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Animal Welfare

The Arcadia Group is committed to a proactive approach to animal welfare and we take part in on-going dialogue with industry partners to ensure our policy is both progressive and comprehensive.

In 2018 we committed to no longer sourcing any new products containing mohair.

All suppliers are required to sign up to our animal welfare declaration as part of our Code of Conduct.



Our policy states that Arcadia Group suppliers must adhere to the following sourcing standards:


Leathers, skins and feathers must only be obtained as a by-product and not be the sole purpose of the slaughter of an animal.

No products in full or part are to be sourced from endangered species listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) or International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Angora, down, mohair, real fur or pelts are not to be used on any products supplied to Arcadia Group.

Skins should not be obtained while an animal is alive.

Feathers should not be plucked from live animals.

Arcadia Group branded cosmetics, and their ingredients, must not be tested on animals.

Karakul must not be used (also known as broadtail and astrakhan), or any skin products from aborted animals in goods supplied to us.

Wool cannot be sourced from producers that use mulesing as part of their animal husbandry strategies.