Burberry is the latest fashion powerhouse to ban the use of real fur. In an interview with Business of Fashion on the 6th of September, CEO Marco Gobbetti confirmed the British luxury label will no longer use animal fur including rabbit, fox, mink, and raccoon dog fur, as well as angora wool.
Popular clothing manufacturer Tallinn Dolls is the newest Estonian fashion company to sign up to the international Fur Free Retailer program. Tallinn Dolls is the 18th Estonian company to join the online fur-free list of top brands - such as Versace, Gucci, Armani, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein - by publicly committing to fur-free fashion.
Three top China fashion designers announced their commitment to an entirely fur-free future at ACTAsia’s Fur-Free Fashion Forum and Gala in Shanghai last month. Grace Chen, Mary Ma, and Michael Wong have all signed up to the Fur Free Retailer scheme (FFR). They join almost 40 fashion labels and designers from China, who help make up an ever-growing global total that currently numbers 890.
In a recent interview with The Economist's style magazine 1843 Donatella Versace revealed she will no longer use fur in any of her designs: “Fur? I’m out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”
Michael Kors Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, today announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its products, with production being phased out by the end of December 2018. With this announcement, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the international Fur Free Retailer Program.
VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, joined the Fur Free Retailer program by partnering with the Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of 43 animal protection organizations.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and LAV, along with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), are pleased that the leading global fashion house Gucci has announced it will no longer use animal fur, beginning with its spring-summer 2018 collection. Gucci’s President & CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on Wednesday, October 11th during the 2017 Kering Talk at The London College of Fashion.
This week, Dutch magazines ELLE and Harper's Bazaar won the House of Animals Award for their joint fur-free statement. The two iconic fashion magazines announced to exclude fur from their articles and aim to minimise the presence of fur in featured advertisements.
20 SEPTEMBER 2017 - The Fur Free Retailer program welcomes YOOX NET-A- PORTER as the 750th apparel company to join the program since its formation in 2002. The program is run in more than 20 countries worldwide by the Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of animal protection organisations, and looks to connect fur-free influencers – like Giorgio Armani, HUGO BOSS, H&M and Inditex – to consumers seeking ethical goods.
22 JUNE 2017, FRANCE – After working together with Fur Free Alliance member One Voice French major multi-line retailer La Redoute joined the Fur Free Retailer program. La Redoute is one of France’s top e-commerce sellers of women’s apparel and home decor.