Top designers ask Boris Johnson to ban the sale of fur in the UK

Amy de Klerk
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Photo credit: A faux-fur look from Stella McCartney - Getty Images
Photo credit: A faux-fur look from Stella McCartney - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

A number of Britain's top fashion designers have joined forces in a campaign to help ban the sale of fur in the UK. The initiative sees Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem Moralioglu and others join together in a bid to convince Boris Johnson that the government should make the country the first in the world to ban the sale of fur.

"[We have a] shared belief that fashion, driven by consumers and enabled by innovation, is evolving to make animal fur obsolete, as more and more luxury fashion designers and high street retailers eliminate it from their collections," the letter reads. "The majority of UK consumers reject animal fur on ethical grounds."

The letter states that the sale of fur should be banned, which would make the UK the first country in the world to do so, although the state of California did ban fur in 2019. The group stress that this move would go far in helping the country's reputation regarding ethical fashion.

"If the UK were to become the first country to prohibit the sale of animal fur it would surely only enhance its growing reputation as a global hub for innovation in ethical fashion."

The move is being opposed by the British Fur Trade Organisation, who argues that it would increase the sale of unregulated fur and would be impossible to police.

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