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Michael Kors has become the latest high street giant to commit to banning fur from its fashion and accessory collections.
Michael Kors has become the latest high street giant to commit to banning fur from its fashion and accessory collections.

Michael Kors & Jimmy Choo make fur-free commitment

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

By Elias Jahshan - Dec 19th 2017, 13:45

Michael Kors has become the latest high street giant to commit to banning fur from its fashion and accessory collections. 

In a statement published last Friday, the company – which recently acquired British high street staple Jimmy Choo – said it would no longer use animal fur in any of its products, promising to phase out production by the end of December next year.

“I am pleased to announce our company’s commitment to no longer use animal fur in our Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo collections,” chairman and chief executive John D. Idol said.

“This decision marks a new chapter as our company continues to evolve its use of innovative materials.”

Michael Kors himself said technological advances means they can now create fashion items with a “luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur”.

“We will showcase these new techniques in our upcoming runway show in February,” he said.

The company has been engaging with US animal welfare organisation Human Society since 2007, when the company eliminated raccoon dog fur from its line.

Other major retailers that have committed to being fur-free include Topshop, Zara, Hugo Boss, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando, Gucci, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney and VF Corporation, which owns Lee, The North Face, Vans, Timbaland, and Wrangler.
Retail Gazette 

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