Copenhagen Fashion Week becomes latest European show to ban fur

Copenhagen Fashion Week has become the latest European show to ban fur, joining fashion weeks in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Oslo.

The announcement also comes on the heels of several key luxury brands such as Coach, Moncler, Gucci and Balenciaga announcing fur-free collections, as the fashion world embraces sustainable and cruelty-free manufacturing.

In a statement to HypebaeThomas Pietsch, Head of Wild Animals in Entertainment and Textiles at FOUR PAWS hailed the “momentum with banning fur farming” in fashion, calling it a “major turning point”.

“What we are seeing is consumers saying in droves that they want the brands they buy from to be animal welfare friendly,” he added.

He also called out Paris and Milan fashion weeks who “still haven’t decided to go fur-free”, calling the delay in joining the anti-fur movement “totally unacceptable”.

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Vice President for Europe, said The fashion industry that “fur is as dead as the animals from which it was taken” in a statement, also calling on fashion weeks in Milan and Paris to “follow suit”.

Earlier this year, Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana pledged to go fur-free after the government voted to ban fur farming in the country.

In December 2021, the Italian Senate approved a new law that will force the country’s 10 mink fur farms to close within six months.

Following the announcement, Moncler – which is famous for its down and feather insulated jackets with fur-lined hoods – announced that it would start phasing out animal fur and removing it from all its products by the end of 2023.

“Bravissimo to Moncler for finally being able to adapt to the times and join Gucci, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Armani, Canada Goose and just about every other major fashion brand in forgoing fur,” said Yvonne Taylor, Director of Corporate Projects at PETA. , said at the time.

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