Organically grown natural fibres. Grown using crop rotation without genetically modified seed, synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. In the interests of workers’ health and soil quality. Many of our products containing organically grown fibres are certified in line with the Organic Content Standard (OCS) or Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which are both well-known textile standards.
MARC O’POLO has the origins of the down and feathers it uses checked by the independent IDFL Laboratory and Institute. These checks are intended to ensure that there is no force-feeding or live plucking.
Linen is a natural fibre which comes from one of the oldest crops in the world: flax. Flax is a natural, renewable raw material which is grown in temperate climate zones. Linen is known for its permanent sheen and refined wrinkles. Its durability makes it a long-lasting fabric. The fibre is breathable and light with a cool feel.
The sheep’s wool for our Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) products comes from certified sheep farms where attention is paid to animal welfare, environmental protection, and the responsible, sustainable use of agricultural land. Independent third parties check the textile production chain to ensure that RWS-certified sheep’s wool is used in the product. RWS-certified products are identified by a logo on their care label and on our product page. MARC O’POLO commits to using only sheep wool in certified (RWS, GOTS, OCS), non-mulsed or recycled alternatives by 2023.
Cork is a natural material which is very flexible and light. Harvesting the bark does not damage the cork oak, which can regenerate its bark. Cork forests are also natural carbon sinks.
The fibres for our products made from SeaCell™LT Lyocell are manufactured using an eco-friendly, closed production loop. As part of this process, carefully harvested seaweed is embedded into the fibre. The seaweed’s unique properties help to protect the skin from harmful environmental influences and are permanently preserved within the fibre. Natural moisture in the skin releases the seaweed’s beneficial substances.
Coming soon: we use latex to produce our natural rubber. This involves latex from the rubber tree. Different grades of natural rubber are obtained from the latex. The raw rubber bales are processed into lengths that vary in thickness. This is done using an environmentally friendly production process. In addition, the processing waste can be recycled and re-used in the production cycle.
Thermore® is a lightweight, polyester thermal insulation made using recycled PET bottles. The percentage varies: Thermore® Ecodown® contains 100%, while both Thermore® Classic and Thermore® Thermosoft® contain 50% recycled material.
Fibres made from recycled material reduce the use of petroleum and the volume of waste.
Instead of virgin polyester, MARC O’POLO is increasingly using recycled polyester fibres made primarily from recycled PET bottles.
A fusion of organic cotton and viscose, both soft and fine with a subtle sheen. Cotton-viscose knit is temperature-regulating and absorbs moisture. Firm and soft, it is also sustainable and natural. The viscose used is made from natural cellulose which comes from bamboo.
We are also committed to animal welfare. MARC O’POLO does not use angora wool.
Our collections have been fur-free for many years now. We only use faux fur made from synthetic fibres. To underline this commitment, MARC O’POLO has committed to a no-fur policy as part of the Fur Free Alliance’s Fur Free Retailer programme.