Gucci to ban use of fur next year

Scottish Daily Mail - - Life -

Animal cam­paign­ers yes­ter­day hailed a ‘game-chang­ing’ de­ci­sion by Gucci to stop us­ing fur. The Ital­ian fash­ion house will make the changes from its spring­sum­mer 2018 col­lec­tion and auc­tion off all of its re­main­ing animal fur items.

It means Gucci will no longer use mink, coy­ote, rac­coon dog, fox, rab­bit and all other species spe­cially bred or caught.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive marco Biz­zarri told a Lon­don Col­lege of Fash­ion event: ‘Be­ing so­cially re­spon­si­ble is one of Gucci’s core val­ues, and we will con­tinue to strive to do bet­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment and an­i­mals.’

Hu­mane So­ci­ety In­ter­na­tional wel­comed the ‘com­pas­sion­ate de­ci­sion’, but the In­ter­na­tional Fur Fed­er­a­tion said the ‘en­vi­ron­men­tal rea­sons make no sense’. It added: ‘Fur is the most nat­u­ral fash­ion item. It comes from na­ture and lasts for decades.’

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