Source: Sina Fashion Compilation
After decades of pressure, including fierce protests from the PETA and the Animal Protection Association, the late designer Carl Lagerfeld, the personal namesake brand of Lafayette, the former art director of Chanel, has finally stopped brutalizing animals for fashion. Behavior-Joined a team that banned the use of fur in production.
AM Retail Group (operating brands such as Wilsons Leather, Karl Lagerfeld Paris) and its parent company G-III Apparel Group (brands including Andrew Marc) have also banned the use of this material.
Lagerfeld has served as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, as well as the creative director of his brand.
In 1995, Dan Mathews, senior vice president of Animal-Friendly and talk show legend Ricki, publicly protested his use of animal skins.
At a time in a comic called “Jurassic Park”, Lafayette was painted as a fashionable dinosaur. PETA Germany even sent him a birthday wish, including a sticker on his face that read “Fur Lagerfeld: Piss Off!”
In the past two years, more and more luxury brands and retailers have given up on fur because of the impact of environmental issues, more and more consumers are turning to sustainable development, which makes the fur industry provide Environmentally friendly alternatives.
Big-name fashion houses like Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Chanel, and Burberry, as well as department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, have promised to stop selling products designed with this material.
In New York City, a ban officially called Act No. 1476 aims to ban the sale of fur clothing, footwear and other accessories in five districts. The bill was introduced by Speaker of the Assembly, Corey Johnson, in late March, which states that “except for old fur or fur made solely of old fur, no one may sell or sell any fur apparel.”
At the same time, California became the first state in the United States to pass legislation prohibiting the sale and production of all fur. The historic bill, called AB44, was passed last September and will take effect in 2023. It is illegal to produce, sell, attempt to sell, display, trade, donate or otherwise distribute fur products in the state in 2023.