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London Fashion Week Becomes First Major Event To Ditch Animal Fur In Its Shows
By Izza Sofia, 11 Sep 2018
Image via Elena Rostunova / Shutterstock.com
London Fashion Week has announced that it will be going fur-free this year.
According to the British Fashion Council (BFC), none of the 80 designers selected for London Fashion Week will include fur in their garments and accessories, thereby making it the first major fashion event to go completely fur-free.
“The BFC survey results reflect a cultural change based on ideals and choices made by designer businesses, international brands as well as consumer sentiment but also encouraged by the stance of multi-brand stores who are moving away from selling fur,” announced the council.
The move to go fur-free comes after increasing pressures from protesters who voiced the need to boycott designers who have used fur in their collections. Singer Paloma Faith also penned an open letter, published by PETA, calling for LFW and BFC to prohibit the use of fur during fashion week.
Faith wrote, “The BFC shouldn’t be endorsing a material whose production is deemed so cruel that it is outlawed in the UK. With the vast number of cutting-edge, eco-friendly faux furs available on the market today, I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s no longer any excuse for killing animals for their fur.”
London Fashion Week’s fur ban comes after Burberry’s recent policy to end the use of fur in its collections.
[via Independent, opening image via Elena Rostunova / Shutterstock.com]
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