Victory: Dolce & Gabbana Ditches Fur!
We are thrilled to share yet another victory for animals! Major fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has committed to not using animal fur in all future collections! The fashion house confirmed its ethical commitment to In Defense of Animals earlier this week.
We thank all of our supporters who signed our latest alert urging Dolce & Gabbana to ban fur!
The fashion industry kills around 100 million animals for fur each year, including approximately 2 million dogs and cats. Clothing and accessories made from fur are the product of immense suffering and cruelty. Fur-bearing animals, including mink, foxes, raccoons, and rabbits, among other species, are confined to filthy, cramped cages for prolonged periods. The terrified animals are deprived of space, socialization, and everything they need to thrive in the wild. They may be bludgeoned, gassed, or vaginally or anally electrocuted.
Undercover footage of fur farms has shown that they may even be skinned alive. Even more animals are trapped in the wild, where they suffer in snares and traps until they die of starvation or dehydration or trappers return to shoot them.
We have campaigned to end the fur trade since the 80s and helped create the longest-running animal protection demonstration in the world, known as Fur Free Friday. Today, the fur-free movement is sweeping the fashion industry as the demand for compassionately made apparel continues to climb. Mega-retailers no longer selling fur include Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, and many more. Canada Goose, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Moncler have all committed to eliminating fur from their designs.
Fur bans have been enacted in San Francisco, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles within the last several years. In 2019, we celebrated a ground-breaking victory when California became the first state in the country to ban fur sales and fur trapping.
Please join us as we wholeheartedly celebrate Dolce & Gabbana’s decision to eliminate animal fur from its designs. Consumers like you have made it abundantly clear: fur is cruel, outdated, and ugly.
UPDATE 2/1/22: This article has been updated to remove angora from the ban. Dolce & Gabbana confirmed twice to IDA that angora was included in the ban, however angora is omitted from D&G's official fur ban announcement. D&G has banned fur and will work to create a"a sustainable faux fur alternative that uses recycled and recyclable materials.” In Defense of Animals remains committed to campaigning for a cruelty-free fashion industry that does not use any animals at all, including for their skin, fur, or feathers.