Fur, Skin, Leather, Wool & Musk
In many instances these are sourced as a by-product of the meat industry, but in others animals may be bred, farmed or reared specifically for their body parts or fur. The use of animals specifically for these purposes raises challenges for responsible investors. For instance, whilst skins would generally be supported where supplied as a by-product, specific farming would not. EdenTree does not have a stated policy on fur and it is not among our Ethical screens within the Amity range. However, we recognise investment in fur is controversial and best avoided. We take a closer deep dive into this part of the market where animal parts are critical to everyday household products.