Gucci To Ban Fur In 2018

Good news for those that have been fighting the fur trade for over the past decades. Late last week, Gucci, one of the world’s largest fashion houses and trend setters announced it would ban fur from its collections starting next year. This means that the house will no longer use mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit or any other species specially bred or caught for their fur, instead opting for faux-fur, wool and new fabric innovations.It plans to auction off its remaining stock piles with the proceeds going to animal rights organisations. On the reason behind the move, Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri stated at an interview at Kering Talk: “Being socially responsible is one of Gucci’s core values, and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals,” going on to note that the brand is demonstrating “absolute commitment to making sustainability an intrinsic part of our business.” Alessandro Michele, the brand’s creative director, was also credited with the move, with Bizzarri stating: “In selecting a new creative director I wanted to find someone who shared a belief in the importance of the same values, I sensed that immediately on meeting Alessandro for the first time.” Image via Hero.

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