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British fashion label Paul Smith will ban exotic skins in all future collections—including kangaroo skin, or "K leather"—in the name of sustainable fashion.
Paul Smith to ban exotic skins in all future collections
6 February 2020
Following LAV’s campaign exposing Italy’s leading role in kangaroo leather imports, sportswear brand Diadora has been the first to pledge kangaroo-free production from next year.
LAV: First victory for kangaroos
13 November 2019
We express deep satisfaction with Diadora’s promptness in deciding to stop using kangaroo skins in its products.
Diadora to ban the use of kangaroo leather by the end of 2020
31 October 2019
Some conservation groups argue if done sustainably the use of snakes, crocodiles and other exotic animals can help protect species. But given monitoring and animal welfare issues, can their use ever be justified?
Conservation and fashion: What is the impact of using exotic animal skins?
19 June 2019
An international operation against the illegal trade in reptiles has seen hundreds of seizures and 12 arrests in the EU. Europol coordinated information sharing between EU members States which led to the identification of almost 200 suspects worldwide.
Global action against wildlife crime: 4,400 reptiles saved from criminal hands across Europe
3 June 2019
The move comes as consumers and investors increase scrutiny of the environmental impact of fashion companies across the price spectrum.
Gucci and Saint Laurent set treatment standards for cattle, goats and ostriches
13 May 2019
Many companies claim the feathers they use in down coats, pillows, and blankets are “sustainable” and “ethical.” But such marketing is rampant in industries that want to gloss over the treatment of animals.
Follow the feathers: Why down’s “humane” claims can’t be trusted
18 April 2019
Thanks to the fierce efforts of our Italian member organisations LAV and Essere Animali, fur farming gained visibility in Italy again last week, with a strong message against barbaric practices.
LAV AND ESSERE ANIMALI: It’s time for Italy to ban fur farming!
1 April 2019
Bruce Friedrich used to be the guy who broke into fashion shows to splatter fake blood on the models wearing fur coats.
This animal activist used to get in your face. Now he’s going after your palate
12 March 2019
At a major exhibition in the European Parliament (January 2018), the Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals exposed the facts about how real fur is produced, and why more national bans on fur factory farming are needed in the EU.
‘Make Fur History’ – A landmark exhibition at the European Parliament
19 January 2018
For the first time in Estonia, local fashion designers stand up to support a ban on fur farms in a campaign run by the animal advocacy organization Loomus.
Estonian fashion designers support a fur farming ban
22 September 2016