Being a small company, we are not legally obliged to produce statements on areas such as slavery and human trafficking or animal welfare, however these are issues close to our heart which we find very important, and therefore have chosen to clarify our stance in these areas.
Ethical and Responsible Business Practices
Sedex is an international, not for profit, membership organisation which is dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
It provides a globally-recognised way to assess responsible supply chain activities, including labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Fenn Wright Manson requires that all our suppliers and factories involved in the manufacture of our goods are members of SEDEX.
Fenn Wright Manson, as a general rule, does not believe in using animal by-products or materials for our clothing.
However, in the very rare instances that we do use animal by-products or materials, we only use raw material suppliers who are ethically sourced and approved, and who are accredited.
We require all our suppliers to adhere to our animal welfare standards and requirements.
We aim to promote the safe and humane treatment of animals used in the production of our products.
- No products in full or part are to be sourced from endangered species from the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) or IUCN.
- No real fur is used in any of our clothing.
- No feathers or down is used in any Fenn Wright Manson products, due to the possible risk of feather and down coming from unaccredited sources. We only allow synthetic feathers or fillers in the creation of our products.
- Angora rabbit hair is not used for any Fenn Wright Manson products.
- Animals should not be harmed either during farming methods or by the collection of their wool and hair.
- Merino wool cannot be used or purchased from sources that still practice’s mulesing. Suppliers will be asked to provide the wool source to ensure they meet our requirements and ensure safe and good sheep husbandry methods.
- Farms and Abattoirs must slaughter humanely with high animal husbandry compliance and in accordance to the recommendations on animal welfare set out by the OIE in their Animal Health Codes.