We only ever make use of animals which are bred to supply us with meat and, in certain cases, wool. The refining of sheepskin is something that we regard as taking care of material which would otherwise need to be thrown away. Our raw material comprises, for the most part, a Merino-Crossbred sheep from Australia. As a producer of skin products we are dependent upon a high quality raw material. For us it equates with the animals’ comfort and well-being. In order to be able to follow up that a morally sound and ethical correct way of raising sheep is being maintained, we make regular visits to our colleagues in Australia. Skandilock conducts random checks and works in close contact with our suppliers. We require our suppliers to maintain the following:
1. The sheep shall always have good access to food and water. They shall be kept in an environment that is natural for them. They shall have constant supervision and be otherwise cared for so that the animals’ health is promoted and whereby they avoid unnecessary suffering.
2. Skandilock does not allow any breeder to make use of mulesing.
3. Skandilock does not permit animals to be transported by boat.
4. When slaughtering only humane and regulated methods may be employed.