Leading luxury fashion group Michael Kors, including its Jimmy Choo brand, has joined the fur-free movement by announcing that it is going 100% fur-free. The company will phase out all fur products by the end of 2018, including those in its array of London stores.
Both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the Humane Society International’s Fur Free Retailer Program.
Honorary chairman and chief creative officer Michael Kors said: “Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur.
Kitty Block, president of Humane Society International, added: ”Killing animals for fur is cruel and outdated, and so it’s hugely exciting to see forward-looking fashion designers such as Michael Kors take fur out of their collections.
“It’s clear that consumer demand for ethical fashion includes a strong desire for an end to fur, and so we are delighted to welcome Michael Kors as a fur-free leader in luxury fashion alongside the likes of Yoox Net-a-Porter, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney and Hugo Boss.