Designers ditch fur for London Fashion Week

March 22, 2019 0 By HearthstoneYarns

No animal fur will be used on the catwalk at
London Fashion Week, which starts next Thursday, following a survey of the
attitudes of leading designers, the British Fashion Council (BFC) said
The survey results reflected “a cultural change based on ideals and
made by designer businesses, international brands as well as consumer
sentiment,” the council said in a statement.

In February, the event was hit by demonstrations by animal rights
chanting slogans such as: “You have blood on your hands” and “Shame on
Fashion Week”.

Friday’s announcement followed British luxury fashion group Burberry’s
decision Thursday to stop using real fur and Angora rabbit hair in its
Activists praised the move, with People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) tweeting: “Well done to the designers showing at #LFW for
ditching fur this season.”(AFP)