VF Corporation Bans Fur, Angora, and Exotic Skins

For many years, PETA has urged VF Corporation and its subsidiaries to reduce their use of animal skins and turn their focus to vegan materials. Now, VF has announced an Animal Derived Materials Policy, which prohibits its brands from using angora, fur, or exotic skins. The company’s labels include Eagle Creek, JanSport, Kipling, Lee, lucy, Napapijri, Nautica, The North Face, Reef, Rock & Republic, Smartwool, Timberland, Vans, and Wrangler, among others.

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