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Belgium shuts down all fur farms ahead of schedule

Belgium has now officially joined the growing list of countries that have shut down all their fur farms – the recent being Italy. Belgium has reportedly closed all 17 remaining fur farms a year ahead of its scheduled 2023 deadline. The final nail in the coffin comes after the Flemish government announced its decision to …

Two top Italian luxury fashion houses ditch fur

The fashion houses’ fur-free policies make ‘it abundantly clear: fur is cruel, outdated, and ugly.” Fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana and Moncler have ditched fur. The two Italian luxury fashion houses are the latest amongst a slew of mega-retailers including Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M, that have committed to eliminating …

Chanel uses horse on haute couture runway – sparks outrage

“Animals aren’t props…,” people on social media were quick to criticize Chanel for using a live animal for the fashion show. French fashion house Chanel has come under fire for sending a horse out onto the catwalk at its recently held fashion show to showcase its Spring/Summer 2022 Couture collection. This comes close on the …

Great News! Iconic Swedish store NK ditches fur

“We do not believe that it is ethically defensible for animals to be bred or hunted and killed for their fur”. Retail giant Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) has announced it will stop selling fur products in all its stores by March next year. The announcement comes after conversations between NK and Animal Rights Alliance, among other …

Brooklyn Beckham promotes vegan footwear – fans not impressed

Fans called him a ‘hypocrite’ for advertising vegan footwear while being an avid meat eater. Brooklyn Beckham has come under fire for his double standards in promoting vegan fashion whilst still eating animal products. The eldest son of David and Victoria, who became the face of clothing brand Superdry last year, took to Instagram to …

Tesla slammed for ‘vegan leather’ quality

Many Tesla owners in the UK have complained about the quality of their vegan leather seats. It comes after the electric car giant replaced leather on steering wheels and headrests across its range with synthetic alternatives derived from plastics a couple of years ago. However, customers are reportedly unhappy after the animal-free material started deforming …

Italy becomes latest country to ban fur farming

“Mass breeding of wild animals for frivolous fur fashion represents a risk to both animals and people that can’t be justified …” Italy has announced that it is permanently banning fur farming throughout the country. This week, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will ban fur farming and close the country’s 10 …

Top fashion houses found ‘profiting from pythons and lizards’ misery’ despite ethical claims

“LVMH and Gucci are on the wrong side of history as long as they sell items made from animals who were beaten, sliced open, and hacked apart while still likely clinging to life.” Two major fashion houses have been accused of making bags, belts, and wallets using leather from snakes and lizards that are inhumanely …

Hugo Boss to ditch mulesed wool

The German luxury fashion brand joins 35 international brands including Puma, Adidas and Calvin Klein that have gone down the mulesing-free wool route. Hugo Boss has pledged to phase out mulesed wool and become verified free of it by 2030. The move follows a campaign by global animal welfare organisation Four Paws to ban mulesing …

L’Oréal to target vegans with new brand acquisition

Youth to the People is known for producing high-performance skincare products that combine premium vegan blends of superfood extracts and science. Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has acquired Californian skincare brand Youth to the People (YTTP). The move is another attempt by the cosmetic giant to enter the vegan market. It previously acquired Logocos, another natural vegan …

Breaking: ELLE drops fur from magazines worldwide

“The world has changed and the end of the use of fur is aligned with the course of History.” One of the world’s most influential fashion magazines ELLE has announced that it will ban fur content across all of its pages. The move makes it the first publication to make a global fur-free commitment. The …

Vegan charity’s Urban Outfitters’ parody sparks outrage

PETA’s latest campaign is taking a shot at clothing companies that use animals for their products. A vegan charity has sparked outrage after it launched a fake online shop to sell goods made from “genuine human leather.” The shop called “Urban Outraged” includes everything from jackets to belts, and loafers to dresses, with each article …