BANS & DITCHES
'There is little creativity involved in draping yourself in the skin that once belonged to a living being. The caveman approach to fashion is slowly but surely being phased out in favour of new and cool fabrics.'
Thanks to the increasing popularity of cruelty-free lifestyles and plant-based choices, mainstream fashion designers and high street brands are keeping up with the new school of heightened awareness for cruelty free fashion. This is not just a major trend, but an ethical revolution.
There are countless designers as well as luxury to high street brands in the UK and around the globe that have gone fur free, some of which also ditching exotic animal skins, angora and mohair.
Here's a list of some of the most notable designers/brands that have gone fur free:
Gucci, Michale Kors, Burberry, Versace, Stella McCartney (completely Vegan), Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Armani, J.Crew, Lacoste, The North Face, Diane von Furstenberg, Gap, Furla, Bebe, H&M, ZARA, John Galliano, Coach, Tommy,Hilfiger, Ralf Lauren, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Bottega Veneta, Jimmy Choo, Jean Paul Gaultier.
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Here's a list of some of the most notable brands that have banned exotic skins:
Chanel, Adidas, Victoria Beckham, Ann Inc, Arcadia Group (which owns Topshop), ASOS (has also banned silk, cashmere, mohair and feathers), Bebe, H&M, L Brands (which owns Victoria’s Secret), Nike, Nine West, PUMA, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Vivienne Westwood.
With more than 340 brands and designers around the world have banned angora and mohair.
California becomes first US state to ban animal fur products. Banning the manufacture and sale of animal fur. Residents will no longer be able to sell or make clothing, shoes or handbags from fur as of 2023
The Truth About Faux Fur & Sustainability: Click HERE
'WE ARE WITNESSING AN UNPRECEDENTED SHIFT IN THE WAY CONSUMERS THINK, STARTING WITH THE CONSUMER BECOMING MORE CONSCIOUS AND AWARE OF WHAT THEY ARE BUYING. IN THIS AGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPARENCY, A BRAND NEEDS TO TAKE A CLEAR POSITION ON IMPORTANT TOPICS SUCH AS THIS ONE. SO, WE ALL NEED TO ASK OURSELVES AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW WE DO BUSINESS TO MAKE SURE IT’S IN LINE WITH VALUES WE BELIEVE IN TODAY." - Donatella Versace