Gucci praised af­ter move to ban fur from col­lec­tions

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY AP RE­PORTERS

GUCCI has be­come the lat­est fash­ion house to elim­i­nate an­i­mal fur from its col­lec­tions, start­ing with the spring-sum­mer 2018 sea­son.

The Hu­mane So­ci­ety, which sup­ports the fur-free al­liance among fash­ion houses, said the Ital­ian de­signer’s an­nounce­ment was a “game-changer”, in­volv­ing “per­haps the big­gest fur-free re­tailer an­nounce­ment world­wide to date”.

Gucci chief ex­ec­u­tive Marco Biz­zarri said the brand would no longer “use, pro­mote or pub­li­cise an­i­mal fur”, be­gin­ning with the menswear col­lec­tion to be pre­viewed in Jan­uary and wom­enswear in Fe­bru­ary.

Gucci said it would auc­tion off any re­main­ing an­i­mal fur items, with pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit an­i­mal rights char­ity LAV and the Hu­mane So­ci­ety. The Hu­mane So­ci­ety said the fur-free pol­icy in­cludes mink, coy­ote, rac­coon dog, fox, rab­bit and as­trakhan.

Gucci joins other fur-free fash­ion houses in­clud­ing Gior­gio Ar­mani, Hugo Boss and Stella McCart­ney.

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