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Michael Kors announces fur free policy

The Fur Free Alliance celebrates latest international brand to make fur free pledge

18 December 2017 – Michael Kors Holding Limited, a global fashion luxury group, announced on December 15th 2017 that it will no longer use animal fur in its products, with production being phased out by the end of December 2018. With this announcement, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the international Fur Free Retailer Program.


Thomas Pietsch, Wild Animal expert at FOUR PAWS, stated: “FOUR PAWS congratulates Michael Kors on the decision to stop the production of animal fur and commit to the Fur Free Retailer Programme. Thanks to such innovative steps being taken by leading companies, a fur-free future for the fashion industry is on the horizon. Moreover, we hope it will inspire other companies to join the fur-free movement as well.”


“I am pleased to announce our company’s commitment to no longer use animal fur in our Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo collections,” said John D. Idol, the Company’s Chairman and CEO.

“This decision marks a new chapter as our company continues to evolve its use of innovative materials.”


“Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur,” said designer Michael Kors. “We will showcase these new techniques in our upcoming runway show in February.”


Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance, said: “The Fur Free Alliance congratulates Michael Kors for this monumental achievement. It’s becoming increasingly clear that fashion companies and consumers alike want nothing to do with unnecessary animal cruelty, especially when innovative alternatives are available.”


Michael Kors joins Gucci, Armani, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss as fur-free leaders in luxury fashion.