A model displays a creation as part of the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2015 /16 collection during Milan Fashion Week- Courtesy of Reuters
CAIRO - 14 October 2017: The iconic high fashion company Gucci recently vowed that they will go fur-free.
Although they are known for their leather and fur, Marco Bizzarri, Gucci's president and chief executive, announced in the 2017 Kering Talk at London College of Fashion their upcoming plan.
As mentioned in Vogue Middle East, Gucci will stop producing fur products starting with their Spring 2018 collection. They will join the Fur Free Alliance, an organization that aims to end the fur trade.
started selling leather bags to horsemen in the 1920’s. As his clientele developed, his style evolved into the luxury brand it is known today.
Animals are the victim when it comes to high fashion. Some designer brands use animal fur and leather in their designs to produce expensive fashionable products. Yet they are produced with disregard to animal rights.
Around one billion rabbits and 50 million other animals such as foxes, seals, mink, and dogs are abused. These animals are most often raised on fur farms or trapped in the wild to be killed for their pelts.
According to Last Chance for Animals. Plus, fur farms keep animals in such poor conditions that can have a profound impact on their health; for example a recent statement from Last Chance for Animals notes that roughly 30 percent of minks raised on farms in Utah (United States) carry Aleutian disease and since there is no cure approximately 20 percent of the herds die annually.