Victory! Armani Dumps Fur From All Its Brands

In a remarkable victory that PETA and animal advocates have spent years working to achieve, the Armani Group has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in any of its products starting with the 2016 fall collections.

Giorgio Armani explained in a statement that the company’s decision was based on concern for animals and the environment:

“I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections. Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals.”

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