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HUGO BOSS commits to fur-free policy

GERMANY, 6 JULY 2015 –The Fur Free Alliance praises luxury brand Hugo Boss for phasing out all real animal fur. The progressive decision was recently announced in the HUGO BOSS Sustainability Report 2014 and has been an issue in discussions between HUGO BOSS and the Fur Free Alliance.

HUGO BOSS will be dropping all fur, including rabbit fur, from Fall/Winter 2016 Collection onward.

Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance says:

HUGO BOSS has become a leader in the fashion world by taking a stand against animal cruelty and ending the use of fur in collections. The Fur Free Alliance hopes other luxury brands will follow HUGO BOSS’s lead, especially since there are now so many cruelty-free alternatives that are fashionable and indistinguishable from the real thing.”

Bernd Keller, Brand and Creative Director Sportswear at HUGO BOSS, said in the company’s latest Sustainability Report:

From our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection onward, we will no longer be using raccoon dog or rex rabbits. This means we will not be using any farmed fur in any of our HUGO BOSS clothing collections and are sending out a clear signal… Today, we are therefore also successfully supplying “friendly fur” and “friendly leather” products. We want to use these products to inspire the present generation and especially the next generation with a new kind of luxury.”

HUGO BOSS joins a growing list of fur-free brands and retailers, including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Zara, and ASOS.

Please let HUGO BOSS know your appreciation for their compassionate decision to go fur free, by leaving a message here.

Victory Hugo Boss

HUGO BOSS Sustainability Report: http://group.hugoboss.com/en/sustainability/sustainability-report/

Apparel brand settles contempt suit over raccoon dog fur violations

WASHINGTON, 7 MAY 2015 – Apparel brand Andrew Marc has settled a civil contempt suit with Fur Free Alliance member organization The Humane Society of the United States after an investigation revealed raccoon dog fur violations. The investigation uncovered that the brand continued to sell raccoon dog fur despite a court order prohibiting it after March 2013, in addition to violating the Fur Products Labeling Act.

Under the settlement, Andrew Marc will pay The HSUS $25,000 in investigation costs and legal fees, certify that it will never again sell fur from raccoon dogs and be obligated to pay additional damages if it breaches the agreement in the future.  Ralph Henry, Deputy Director for Animal Protection Litigation at The HSUS, issued the following statement:

“We are pleased with the terms of this settlement, which holds Andrew Marc accountable for continuing to sell raccoon dog fur-trimmed coats despite its prior agreement to stop. While the production of animal fur inherently involves suffering, and we urge companies to go completely fur-free, the killing of raccoon dogs for their fur has been repeatedly shown to be among the worst of the worst. The HSUS will continue to aggressively pursue fur vendors who ignore their legal and contractual obligations to protect both animals and consumers.” 

The HSUS’ contempt suit also included retailers Saks, Inc. and Lord & Taylor. Proceedings against those defendants will continue, with a hearing set in June.

Caged raccoon dogs_gekregen van PETA