Yep, you read it right: After months of discussions with PETA, Tommy Hilfiger has pledged to ban fur from its collections. “Starting immediately, the company will cease development of any product containing fur, and any fur garment already in production will be phased out of sales channels by the delivery of the spring 2008 collection,” Tommy Hilfiger Corp. announced in a statement. Are you as excited as I am about this?!
“Tommy’s anti-fur policy will spare countless animals from becoming fashion victims,” says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews, who has had ongoing discussions with Hilfiger since last summer.
The conditions that exist on fur farms in Chinaâ€”where more than half of the fur products sold in the United States originateâ€”are the worst imaginable. Cats and dogs on fur farms in China are crammed into wire cages, slammed on the ground, and skinned alive for their fur, which is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species. Tommy Hilfiger joins other companies like Forever 21, J.Crew, Wet Seal, and Polo Ralph Lauren in pledging never to sell fur again. Follow their compassionate example and sign the fur-free pledge today at peta2.com/iamfurfree.