Day: September 25, 2021

Luxury fashion giant Kering bans fur across all its businesses

Leah Dolan, CNN

The fashion luxury conglomerate behind Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga has banned the use of animal fur across all of its brands by fall 2022.

“The time has now come,” said Kering CEO and Chairman, François-Henri Pinault, in a short statement issued on Friday. “The world has changed, along with our clients, and luxury naturally needs to adapt to that.”

“When it comes to animal welfare, our Group has always demonstrated its willingness to improve practices within its own supply chain and the luxury sector in general,” he noted.

In 2017, Gucci became the first Kering fashion house to commit to eliminating fur from their designs, highlighting social responsibility as one of the brand’s core values. Other brands including Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta have also already moved away from fur.

This next step to definitively abolish fur production across the company comes

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