Traceability and transparency from farm to fashion house
In addition to certification, traceability in the production chain is increasingly important. Saga Furs has 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 farm animals were treated humanely. With traceability Saga Furs can verify the origin and location of pelts from each lot with chain of custody documentation.
The Saga Furs Traceability System (STS) is an integral tool in Saga Furs commitment to transparency and traceability. All the furs we sell carry STS documentation. 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 from our competitors. 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 farmer producers towards even better quality and more sustainable production methods. Through its operating policy and code of conduct, Saga Furs development positively influences the its supply-chain, for example, by refraining from selling pelts that have not been produced, at a minimum, according to the conditions stated in the revised recommendations of the Council of Europe or other national regulations.
Traceability is another sustainability and ethical issue where Saga Furs leads the industry. Over the past years, we’ve been developing RFID tracing technology that would allow 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.