« Screaming and yelling animal activists will not stop Michael Kors or his millions of customers from expressing their right to choose what they wear.
Freedom of choice is a basic right and I find it shocking that these protestors don’t respect that. Their bullying aggressive and disturbing tactics have no place in a world where there is already too much violence- and certainly not in the fashion world. As Michael Kors said last night « its fashion … life goes on ».
Current Men’s Fashion weeks in London and Milan have seen many designers include fur on the Spring Summer 2018 catwalk such as Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana, Moncler, Dsquared, Astrid Anderson and Man Art School.
Designers continue to work with fur and have for many years despite these kind of protests.
Fur remains one of the most sustainable and highly sought after textiles and we are proud that a designer like Michael Kors uses it to make such wonderful designs.
Welfare of animals is given the highest priority by the International Fur Federation with strong legislation in place and industry lead welfare and environmental programs. Farmers are signed up to welfare standards based on the latest science and with independent inspections. The International Fur Federation is in regular dialogue with top brands on all of these standards. Fur is one of the most regulated trades in the world.
I urge these protestors to respect that in life we all have different views and lifestyles. »
Original story from: Women’s Wear Daily