Burberry to overhaul fur policy

Burberry fur

Burberry is the latest luxury retailer to announce a review of its policy on using real fur in its fashion collections.

According to The Sunday Times, the British fashion house said it was reconsidering its use of fur products.

“We can confirm that we are currently reviewing our use of real fur,” a Burberry spokesman said.

“There wasn’t any real fur in Burberry’s September 17 or February 18 runway collections.”

Burberry added that its real fur is ethically sourced.

“We use rabbit, mink, fox and Asiatic raccoon [dog] from farms… which adhere to EU laws and our responsible sourcing policy,” it said.

Burberry’s fur review announcements comes shortly after Italian fashion houses Furla and Versace announced they would implement a fur-free policy.

Also, in March 31 leading celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Andy Murray and Ricky Gervais penned a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding a ban on animal-fur imports.

Although fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, it is understood that it is still being imported from countries with lower animal welfare standards.

Other luxury fashion and retail brands that have denounced the use of fur include Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors.

Meanwhile, major retailers that have committed to being fur-free include Topshop, Zara, the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, Zalando, and VF Corporation, which owns Lee, The North Face, Vans, Timbaland and Wrangler.

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  1. Perhaps cows should evolve into fluffy animals, to save their own skin. Then we will use more plastics. How much better is that turning out to be?

    In a survey of farm animals, 100% said they would rather be farmed than to of not lived at all. Even as apex predators, we know we face extinction, but still prefer to keep on going. Not farming these animals isn’t doing them or us any favours. The petrochemical companies are the only ones to see any profit. As they further damage the planet their families need to survive.

    Fur coats. Leather shoes. Chicken burgers. It’s all the same as eating horses and dogs. All better than a plastic lined cup containing a vegan soup.

    It’s quite obvious that appearances matter more than facts. So they will probably stop using fluffy animals. While most others remain fair game.


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