Dolce &Gabbana gives up animal fur
Italian luxury goods manufacturer Dolce & Gabbana will stop using natural fur in all its collections later this year and switch to eco-friendly faux fur, the Associated Press reports.
“Dolce&Gabbana is working on a more sustainable future, in terms of production, in which there will be no place even to think about the possibility of using animal fur” – said the spokesman of the designers, Fedel Usai.
Luxury fashion manufacturers such as Armani, Gucci, Prada and Moncler made a similar decision much earlier, following guidelines dictated by the Fur Free Alliance – a network of animal rights organizations worldwide.
PJ Smith, director of the. A recent report by the fashion policy watchdog, the Human Society of the United States, commented that the move away from animal fur “raises the standard of what is acceptable in fashion”.
The garment industry is responsible for the deaths of about 100 million animals each year for fur – these are mainly mink, but also foxes, raccoons, raccoons and chinchillas. Animals spend their entire lives in cramped cages, suffering from disease, injury, stress and an inability to fulfill their basic needs, such as movement, digging in the dirt (foxes) or hunting in water (mink). For this reason, many organizations around the world, including the IDA, are urging brands such as Dolce & Gabbana to eliminate the use of this cruelly extracted material.