US-based fashion house, Oscar De La Renta, has committed to stop using fur in its products, as announced by international grass-roots organisation, Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT). The organisation, which works against fur-trade worldwide, carried out relentless campaigns, targeting investors and third-party retailers, to make the change happen.
In a statement about the same, CAFT said, “Oscar de la Renta does not use fur in its fashion collections or sell fur in its store, and will not in the future. In addition, once the license sell-off period ends, no new products that use fur and bear the Oscar de la Renta trademark will be offered for sale.”
The fashion house joins many other brands that have similarly gone fur-free in recent times, including Kering-owned luxury brands Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga, that went fur-free in March this year, as well as luxury brand Valentino that announced it will go fur-free by 2022.
Fur-farming, that is conducted extensively in Denmark as well as across Europe has seen a major decline in recent times, owing not only to dropping customer demand but also the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to a coronavirus outbreak at various farms in Denmark, the country saw mass culling of millions of mink amounting to about a quarter of its 1,000 mink farms.
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