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Flannels to review selling fur after protestors disrupt fashion show

Designer indie mini-chain Flannels is reviewing whether or not to sell fur after it was the subject of anti-fur protests at its Manchester Fashion Week catwalk show last week.

Flannels catwalk show on Thursday at the inaugural Manchester Fashion Week was disrupted by campaign group Manchester Animal Action, protesting against the indie department store for selling fur products in its stores.

Those attending the show had to negotiate their way past around 20 protesters, a fake fox on the ground and people in cages.

Inside the venue two protestors who had tickets for the catwalk show unveiled a banner saying, “Don’t put fashion before cruelty, say no to fur” as models made their way along the catwalk.

According to a source who was at the event, police were called and two arrests were made.

A spokeswoman for Flannels told Drapers that they had no further comment to make on the incident but that the business was “reviewing their position” with regard to selling fur.

Flannels has nine stores and one outlet store at various locations including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.

The inaugural Manchester Fashion Week event took place at Manchester’s Spinningfields from April 9 - 13.

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