For a country to become OATM Approved, it must have in place national or local regulations or standards governing fur production.
The majority of the world’s fur is sold through international auction houses. Since the programme was first introduced to the fur trade in December 2006, the four leading auction houses that are partners in the OATM programme have segregated OATM fur. All relevant invoices clearly identify the fur as OATM.
The supply chain recognises and maintains this distinction through to the retailer. Retailers only attach an OATM label if the garment or fur product is made from 100% OATM fur. Click here to find out more about the OA labelling process
The OATM supply chain is audited and monitored by an independent agency to ensure compliance.
The OATM mark thus enables consumers, designers and retailers to make informed choices with confidence.