Animal Welfare Policy
Zulu & Zephyr recognises the importance of protecting the welfare of animals in the broader supply chain, it is our commitment to only use animal fibres that have not contributed to an animal’s loss of life. We believe that all animals should be treated with respect and in a humane manner.
We strictly ban the use of the following animal materials;Fur, Leather (including exotic skins), Angora, Mohair, Cashmere, Silk, Bone, Horn or Shell.
Zulu & Zephyr will only use Wool or Alpaca, naturally biodegradable fibres generated from animal fleece, that hold certification to ensure it has been responsibly sourced in line with best international practice. Using animal fibres that can be traced to their origin, ensure we can address that the farms have a progressive approach to managing land and practice the Five Freedoms of animal welfare.
Zulu & Zephyr respect the Five Animal Freedoms act.
Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigour.
Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
Freedom from pain, injury, or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind.
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
Zulu & Zephyr requires that all Suppliers ensure compliance to this policy within their own operations as well as the broader supply chain, actively working to assess and manage compliance.
If any material; fabric, yarn or trim contains animal fibres of any kind this information must be provided to the Design & Production Department for immediate review. We expect the highest standard of care and treatment for all animals.