Gucci boss pledges firm to go fur free in 2018
Luxury fashion brand Gucci will go fur-free from next year, the company’s chief executive has announced.
Marco Bizzarri told a London College of Fashion event that the move was part of a commitment to “sustainability”.
The Italian fashion house will make the changes from the brand’s spring-summer 2018 collection and auction off all of its remaining animal fur items.
Campaigners hailed the move as a “huge game-changer”, but a fur trade body said the decision made “no sense”.
The change means Gucci will no longer use mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit and all others species specially bred or caught.
Mr Bizzarri said: “Being socially responsible is one of Gucci’s core values, and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals.”
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