// French luxury retail group Kering introduces “Animal Welfare Standards” to maintain ethical principles
// Kering will discuss issues regarding how animals are treated in the fashion & textiles industry
// The initiative will also support the prohibiting of intensive farming
Kering has released a set of internal guidelines for dealing with animal welfare, as fashion companies seek ways to maintain their ethical standards.
The French luxury fashion group, which owns Gucci, introduced its “Animal Welfare Standards” which covers issues regarding how often animals are utilised in the fashion and textiles industry, and how they are treated.
The initiative will also support the prohibition of intensive farming and the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotic treatments.
Kering’s Gucci, along with British competitor Burberry, are also a few of the luxury retailers that have banned the sale of fur.
Luxury online retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter announced it had abandoned fur in June 2017.