Traceability and transparency from farm to fashion house
In addition to certification, traceability in the production chain is increasingly important. In 2010, Saga Furs created a pelt traceability programme that enables manufacturers to trace the origin of each pelt lot down to individual farms.
Global consumers expect to know where their clothes have been sourced from and the way they’ve been produced, as well as be assured that the animals were treated humanely. With The Saga Furs Traceability System (STS), Saga Furs can verify the origin and location of pelts from each lot with documentation.
The Saga Furs Traceability System is an integral tool in Saga Furs’ commitment to transparency and traceability. The Saga traceability programme also discloses the proportion of certified farms in the company’s offering; dates of farm certification; and countries of origin.
Traceable and ethical fur
Saga Furs’ continued commitment to sustainably and ethically sourced fur is what sets us apart. Transparency in the value chain is increasingly important for the international fashion industry. International fashion houses using fur sourced from Saga Furs have all the precise documentation they need to inform customers on fur origins and the responsible production methods of the company’s farmer suppliers. Demand for this documentation in turn compels producers towards even better quality and more sustainable production methods.
Traceability is another sustainability and ethical issue where Saga Furs leads the industry. In 2021, we have brought to the market Saga Trac RFID tracing technology that allows consumers at the point of purchase to scan and trace fur back through the entire supply chain. Full traceability is important for quality assurance and a logical next step in customer transparency from farm to fashion house.