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Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo go fur free

Michael Kors has announced that it and its stablemate footwear brand Jimmy Choo will no longer use fur in its products.

Global luxury fashion group Michael Kors Holdings has said it will elimintate fur production by the end of 2018.

Both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the Humane Society International’s Fur Free Retailer Program.

Honorary chairman and chief creative officer Michael Kors said: “Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur.

”We will showcase these new techniques in our upcoming runway show in February.”

Kitty Block, president of Humane Society International, added: ”Killing animals for fur is cruel and outdated, and so it’s hugely exciting to see forward-looking fashion designers such as Michael Kors take fur out of their collections.

“It’s clear that consumer demand for ethical fashion includes a strong desire for an end to fur, and so we are delighted to welcome Michael Kors as a fur-free leader in luxury fashion alongside the likes of Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss.”

Michael Kors agreed to acquire London-based luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for £896m in July.

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