Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana announced Tuesday, Feb. 1 it would no longer use fur in its collections from this year, joining a long line of luxury brands seeking more humane alternatives.
"Dolce & Gabbana is working towards a more sustainable future that can't contemplate the use of animal fur," communications officer Fedele Usai said in a statement.
But to preserve the skills of the master furriers, the company said it would "continue to collaborate with these artisans in the creation of eco-fur garments and accessories, a sustainable faux fur alternative that uses recycled and recyclable materials."
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Some like Armani have also halted the use of Angora wool due to concerns about cruelty in raising Angora rabbits and harvesting their fur. (AFP)