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Gucci commits to going fur-free from 2018.

Gucci commits to going fur-free from 2018.

Following Armani’s lead, Italian fashion house Gucci has announced that they will go fur-free next year and auction off all remaining animal fur items (with the proceeds going to the animal rights organisations Humane Society International and LAV).

This means that Gucci will no longer use any type of animal fur including coyote, mink, fox, rabbit, or karakul (a breed of domestic sheep).

The change will come into force with Gucci’s new Spring-Summer 2018 collection, and they will join the Fur Free Alliance - an international group which campaigns on animal welfare and promotes alternatives to fur in the fashion industry.

During a talk at the London College of Fashion, CEO Marco Bizzarri also revealed that Gucci will contribute one million Euros as a founding partner of UNICEF’s Girls’ Empowerment Initiative - to help UNICEF reach more than 50,000 girls directly with programmes aimed at empowering them, and indirectly reach 150,000 more.

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