Morrisons is committed to using responsibly sourced materials in our non-food products, which includes Morrisons Nutmeg clothing range, homeware and Morrisons own brand pet food.
Detailed below are a number of requirements suppliers must adhere to as part of our non-food sourcing policy.
- Angora rabbit fibres are prohibited for use in non-food products.
- Other animal fibres (e.g. wool, cashmere, mohair) may be used, but must not be obtained from animals which have been subject to live plucking or mulesing.
Feathers and down
- The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification must be used for any feather or down used in our non-food products.
- Materials derived from geese must not be a byproduct of the foie gras industry.
- Feathers and down may be used, but must not be obtained from animals which have been subject to live plucking. These must be certified for the fumigation and sterilisation process and traceability documentation must be made available upon request.
- All animal fur is prohibited for use in non-food products. This includes fur which is farmed, from wild species or fur which may be considered a byproduct of any other industry.
- Any synthetic material used as an alternative material to look like fur must be clearly labelled to indicate it is not the product of an animal (e.g. faux fur).
- All materials derived from the Karakul breed of sheep are prohibited for use in non-food products
Glue from animal derived products must not be used.
Leather and skin based materials
- Leather and skin based materials may be used providing they are from certified sources.
- Materials should be from conventionally farmed animals and traceable back to the abattoir in which the animal is slaughtered.
- Leather must not be obtained from exotic species or from animals which have been subject to live skinning or boiling.
- Animals must not be subjected to transport in a way likely to cause them injury or undue suffering with journey times kept to a minimum.
We are members of The Microfibre Consortium, working together with industry partners to address the issue of microfibre pollution from textiles.
- Rabbit meat is prohibited for use in non-food products.
- All meat used within non-food products must be derived from animals which have been stunned prior to slaughter.
- We are committed to supporting the Changing Markets Foundation’s Roadmap towards responsible viscose and modal fibre manufacturing.
- We have traced our biggest man-made cellulosic fibres in Nutmeg clothing; 90% of our fibres come from Lenzing and Aditya Birla. We are working to reach full traceability for all man-made cellulosic fibres in Nutmeg clothing, and plan to disclose this in 2020.
- We are engaging with our supply chain partners to ensure that we only source man-made cellulosic fibres from producers who are working to meet the requirements and timeline set out in the Roadmap.