Marc O'Polo uses cellulose regenerated fibres (viscose, lyocell, modal) from fibre manufacturers who have achieved at least 80% of the maximum possible score ("Green Shirt" status) in the Canopy Hot Button Ranking. Canopy is a non-profit organisation committed to protecting old and endangered forests worldwide. The Hot Button Ranking is an analysis tool for sourcing cellulose regenerated fibres. It allows us to ensure that we source fibres from producers who use wood from responsible forestry. As a result, we use the following brand fibres:
Locwool™ is responsibly sourced wool from local sheep farmers in southern Germany. The use of Locwool™ makes an active contribution to the biodiversity of domestic raw wool. A short and transparent supply chain, high product quality and the ensuring of animal welfare are further important focal points.
Compared to solvent-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane does not contain DMFa solvents that may be harmful to the environment and health. A PU coating is protective, water-repellent, breathable and particularly easy to clean.
Acetate Renew is high-quality acetate made with natural wood pulp (cellulose) from certified sustainable forests and recycled plastic. For a lower ecological footprint.
Biotate™ is bio-acetate made from 76% bio-based raw materials. This means it is made from natural and renewable resources, helping to reduce dependence on limited fossil sources and CO2 emissions.
CIRCULARITY AT MARC O'POLO
With the Autumn/Winter 2023 collection, we are presenting products that are Designed for Circularity for the first time. But what does that mean? Our vision is that our products do not become waste at the end of their life. To make products more recyclable, we have rethought some features and aspects of design and manufacturing. The new DfC products are the first important step towards closing the fashion loop. Here we answer the most important questions.