// Farfetch is the latest retailer to prohibit the sale of fur
// The ban will be effective from December
// Animal charity Humane Society International has applauded Farfetch
Farfetch has become the latest fashion retailer to ban the sale of fur from its collection.
The online retailer announced it would drop fur from its collections on its website from December.
Animal charity Humane Society International (HSI) has applauded Farfetch for this decision after lobbying the retailer to bring about the ban given it has traditionally been a fur-heavy retailer.
Farfetch joins other retailers such as Net-a-Porter Group, Gucci, Michael Kors, Versace, Burberry, DKNY, Coach, Chanel, Jean Paul Gautier and Jimmy Choo in the growing movement to ban fur.
“HSI and our Humane Society colleagues in the US have worked with FarFetch for years to bring about this fur ban, and we applaud the brand for taking action to ensure it’s no longer buying into the horrific suffering of the animals in the fur trade,” HSI UK executive director Claire Bass said.
“Each new fur-free announcement continues the domino effect of designers and retailers seeing the importance of distancing their brands from the fur industry’s cruelty.
“The fur-free revolution shows no signs of slowing down, and it’s making fashion houses like Fendi, and Dolce and Gabbana that are still selling suffering look increasingly outmoded and isolated”
The UK currently allows the import and sale of furs from a variety of species, including foxes, rabbits, minks, coyotes, raccoon dogs and chinchillas.
Under existing EU Regulations, import and sale of fur from dogs, cats and commercial seal hunts are banned, and campaigners want those bans extended to protect all species.