Every Friday, FashionUnited selects the most interesting reads about the fashion industry published across US and international news outlets. Here’s what you may have missed this week: Fake new

Several fashion brands have taken steps to make their production more sustainable and animal friendly in 2018. Whether they’re motivated by a genuine concern about these issues or just reacting

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has launched a new Christmas campaign featuring actress Penelope Cruz to urge shoppers to ditch fur this festive season. Oscar-winning actress Cruz

“The champagne corks are popping at PETA”, said the organization’s Director of International Programmes, Mimi Bekhechi, on an email to FashionUnited. The reason? Luxury fashion hous

Animal rights groups hailed on Monday Jean Paul Gaultier's announcement that he is joining the growing ranks of fashion designers to ban fur from their collections. The enfant terrible of French

Fur, the real animal version, has seen its reputation banished to the Outer Mongolia of fashion this year. The backlash reached fever pitch with London Fashion Week banning fur from future catwalks,

New York-based luxury designer Diane von Furstenberg has become the latest designer to announce a ban on fur in her collections, following an appeal from animal rights organisations, Peta US and The

Animal rights organization PETA announced the purchase of Farfetch sales, after the British luxury marketplace became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday. The move wi

The British Fashion Council confirmed last week that no animal fur would be used at London Fashion Week this September, following a survey with its members, as part of its Positive Fashion initiative

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, which launched an inquiry into the reports that real fur was being sold as fake fur by major high street and online retailers, has found that retail

Thirty-odd years ago Madonna sang about living in a material world while wrapped in hot pink satin, nuzzling fur, dripping in jewels, and being hoisted into the air by a posse of suited men. She was

British brand, Belstaff has confirmed that no fur will be used in its collections or sold in its stores from January 2019 forward. Helen Wright, the company's newly appointed CEO, confirmed that the

Should feathers be banned for adorning garments? Animal cruelty is a hot topic since the luxury fashion houses all but collectively agreed to stop using fur for their runway collections. Feathers gen

London - British heritage fashion house Burberry is considering halting its use of real animal fur ahead of the upcoming royal wedding, which sees animal advocate Meghan Markle marrying Prince Harry.

London - The city of Amsterdam may become the next city to implement a fur ban, following news that the municipality aims to ban all fur sales in its markets. The city council is set to vote on a ini

London - John Galliano is the latest designer to go fur-free, as a swelling number of designers and fashion houses cut ties with the material. Galliano decision to stop using fur in his designs stemm

Is this the beginning of the end for fur? With more and more fashion houses going fur-free, San Francisco banning fur sales in the city and British MPs considering outlawing all imports of pelts

San Francisco has become the first major US city to go fur-free after a historic unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors approved a citywide ban on fur sales, effective January 2019. The ban prop

London - Vogue Japan editor and fashion icon Anna Dello Russo has withdrawn all fur coats from sale in her archive auction with Christie's Milan on 24 February. Instead, she has opted to donate the p

PETA’s Media Liaison Sofia Mobili says PETA is reaching out to consumers who believe that they were misled by Canada Goose's claims of using only "ethically sourced" products, as part of an inv

London - Anna Dello Russo, creative consultant and Editor-at-Large at Vogue Japan is being urged to keep fur out of her upcoming wardrobe auction at Christie's in Milan. The fashion icon is set to au

Michael Kors is the latest fashion giant committed to banning fur from its fashion and accessory collections. On Friday the company released a statement it will no longer use animal fur in any of its

London - Gucci's decision to ditch fur for good and join the Fur Free Alliance (FFA) has been well received by the industry and the wider public. From Spring/Summer 2018 onwards, the Italian fashion

Italian fashion house Gucci is to go fur-free from next year and will be auctioning off all of its remaining animal fur items, the label’s president and chief executive Marco Bizzarri announce

Fur farms will be illegal in the Czech Republic from 2019, after the senate passed an amendment to the animal rights law. Countries such as Austria, Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland have a

London - The luxury fur trade industry was delivered a heavy blow today as one of the world’s leading online luxury fashion retail companies - Yoox Net-a-Porter Group - announced it was 100 per

London - PETA US has taken its fight against animal cruelty within the fashion industry to the boardroom. Following the initial public listing of outerwear company Canada Goose on the New York and To

London - One day after designer Stella McCartney questioned the fashion industry continued use of leather and fur, as imitation skins "looks so good" they "genuinely pose a question to the industry a

London - Ahead of the official kick off of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 season, a new petition has been launched on Change.org calling on the British Fashion Council (BFC), which host

London - Although the catwalks at Milan Fashion Week were awash with all shapes and colours of fur this season, research shows that fur fell out of favour and the limelight at its British counterpart