Natural Fur: Facts Not Fiction

Following a year of proposed fur bans, industry stakeholders speak out, sharing their perspective on a sensitive issue. By WWD Studios on February 11, 2020 Last year, animal rights activists were successful in California with the passage of AB44, which takes effect in 2023 and makes it illegal to manufacture, sell (or attempt to sell), display, trade,…

Fur Redux

Natural fur gets a second look as artisans restyle, upcycle and repurpose the sustainable material into outwear, apparel, accessories and home décor. By WWD Studios on February 6, 2020 As consumer awareness about climate change and pollution and the negative environmental impact of fast fashion reaches new heights, shoppers are supporting more circular fashion apparel models.…

Opposition to California Fur Retail Ban Gaining Momentum

The growing opposition to Assembly Bill 44, which proposes a statewide fur retail ban in California, has taken longer than it should have for a simple reason: no one who farms and sells furs expected the state legislature to seriously try to target their centuries-old craft for elimination – certainly not businesses that legally operate,…

Fendi after Karl Lagerfeld: Italian label’s CEO Serge Brunschwig relaxed about its future

Fendi after Karl Lagerfeld: Italian label’s CEO Serge Brunschwig relaxed about its future When Serge Brunschwig became CEO of Fendi in 2018, little did he know that a year into his tenure, the Italian brand would face one of the biggest challenges in its 94-year history. On the eve of Milan Fashion Week in February,…

First fur, now wool?

The war on animal products is bad for conservation and bad for the poor. Whether it is silk, cashmere, leather or fur, animal-derived fashion products are increasingly coming under fire from activist groups. Campaigns to ban fur have transformed into a broader movement against all animal-derived products. The animal-rights organisation, PETA (People for the Ethical…