BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 21 Dec '17

Michael Kors Holdings has announced a fur-free policy across all brands, including Jimmy Choo

Michael Kors Holdings Limited—a global luxury fashion group —is to end its use of fur, with production phased out by the end of 2018.

The policy will apply company-wide, including for Michael Kors’ Jimmy Choo brand. With this announcement, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the international Fur Free Retailer Program.

Demand for ethical fashion

Designer Michael Kors explained that ‘technological advances in fabrications’ have enabled the creation of ‘a luxe aesthetic’ using non-animal fur. The new techniques will be showcased in Michael Kors’ upcoming runway show in February.

Humane Society International has applauded the announcement, which is the latest in a series of pledges from major fashion brands to move away from animal fur and substitute other products to create stylish and functional clothing.

‘Killing animals for fur is cruel and outdated, and so it’s hugely exciting to see forward-looking fashion designers such as Michael Kors take fur out of their collections.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 Gucci, Armani, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss.’

KITTY BLOCK
Humane Society International’s president