A look from Michael Kors' fall/winter 2017 collection. The brand has vowed to go fur-free by 2018.
Luxury designers and fast-fashion shopping sites alike are taking a stand against the mistreatment of animals for fashion. Here are all the brands who have embraced the ban.
As early as 1994 Calvin Klein made it a mission to eliminate all use of fur from their collections.
As a lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney vowed to never use fur or leather in any of her designs since the inception of her label in 2001.
Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger & Vivienne Westwood
In 2007, more and more designers began to reject fur, with Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood all dropping its use from their labels.
Hugo Boss & Armani
They've been followed most recently by Hugo Boss in 2015, and Armani in March 2016.
The luxury shopping site announced in 2017 that it will no longer sell fur products on any of its e-commerce platforms. Gucci Gucci’s fur ban, which commenced with the brand’s spring summer '18 collection shown in Milan last month, was welcome, but surprising coming from a brand whose fur-lined loafers were one of the most-coveted items of the season.
Michael Kors is the latest luxury brand to go fur-free, making an announcement that the policy will go into effect in 2018. This will also include Jimmy Choo, which has been under Kors' company since July. His decision will be very well received, but he's not the first luxe designer to say goodbye to animal fur. Here are some other brands you may not know have already swapped fur for faux.
The fast-fashion retailer has promised to ban silk, mohair, cashmere and feathers from the site starting on January 2019. Also under the ban are products using down, teeth and bone including mother-of-pearl. This is a huge move for Asos, which is the second biggest clothing site in the UK.
Zara, H&M and Topshop
Mohair scarves and sweaters will no longer be sold at Zara, H&M and Topshop starting in 2020 after Peta shared footage that showed Angora goats (which are farmed for the fabric) being mistreated.
Burberry is the latest luxury designer brand to go fur-free, starting with chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci's debut collection which will be shown at London Fashion Week in September. In addition, the company announced it will no longer destroy or throw away unsold stock (as it has done in the past). Instead, they'll put more focus on reusing, repairing, donating or recycling unsaleable products.