“[...] the programme gives assurance that the fur in a garment or fur product that bears an OA™ mark originates from a country where national or local regulations or standards governing fur production are in force.”
- Origin Assured
There are some essential principles our company enforces when it comes to our products:
We want you to know where our furs come from
We want openness and transparency with regards to the production of our furs
We want to be assured on the humane treatment of animals
Those three principles are the cornerstones of the Origin Assured program. In 2006 Origin Assured was initiated by the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) to create more transparency in terms of the origin of fur. It is to mention that only a limited number of carefully selected and certified auction houses sell fur carrying the OA™ label. As yet, four of the world’s most influential auction houses are involved: American Legend Cooperative, Saga Furs, Kopenhagen Fur and North American Fur Auctions (NAFA). A recent publication listed Fun Harvesters Auction as a future member.
To make sure the program’s centrepieces are being enforced as they should, independent monitoring is practiced by Cotecna, a firm involved in overseeing the quality and quantity of fur sold.