Fashion designer Donna Karan says that she’s cutting ties with the cruel fur industry! The announcement comes after more than two decades of protests by compassionate shoppers, including PETA and peta2 members and supporters.
Although this isn’t the first time that Karan has said she’s dropping fur—she told PETA that she’d ban it back in 2004 but later changed her mind—we hope this time, she’ll stand by her compassionate decision to make her fashion brand DKNY and all her designs 100 percent fur-free.
The public has spoken: Fur is dead!
Not only will banning fur prevent the suffering of countless animals on fur farms and those who would be trapped and killed in the wild, it’s also a wise business decision. More and more people are learning about the cruelty behind fur and refusing to buy it. And fashion designers are taking notice.
Gucci and Michael Kors both announced fur bans at the end of last year, and in a recent interview, designer Donatella Versace said that she would no longer use animal fur, either.
“Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”
In recent years, other fashion companies—such as Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger—have all banned fur, too. So have the world’s three largest clothing retailers: Gap Inc., H&M, and Inditex (which owns Zara).
But designers aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure—just three days ago, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban fur sales. West Hollywood and Berkeley, California, have also outlawed new fur sales.
Together, We Can Create a Fur-Free World
Always speak out against cruelty! Companies pay attention to consumers’ opinions and make decisions based on what people are buying. NEVER buy anything made with fur or angora. Together, we can get more and more companies and designers to ditch fur and spare animals’ lives.