Isabel Marant Confirms Ban on Angora, Fur, and Exotic Skins Following Talks With PETA France
London – French brand Isabel Marant has confirmed to PETA France that it has banned angora, fur, and exotic skins from all its collections. PETA welcomes this commitment from the fashion label, which has stores in 19 countries. Representatives of the company confirmed in an e-mail to PETA France that “Isabel Marant no longer uses angora yarn” and “we no longer sell fur or exotic skin items”.
“PETA celebrates Isabel Marant’s compassionate decision, which will spare rabbits the ordeal of having their fur pulled out while conscious, crocodiles and snakes the agony of being skinned alive, and foxes, minks, and other animals the horror of being violently slaughtered for their fur,” says PETA Vice President of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “We urge all other designers to cut ties with these cruel trades and embrace a compassionate, vegan future of fashion.”
PETA entities have documented how the fashion industry suffocates and electrocutes animals for their fur, rips the hair from screaming angora rabbits, chops conscious lizards’ heads off with machetes, and forces terrified ostriches into stun boxes before slitting their throats.
COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred on fur farms around the world, prompting nationwide closures. Experts warn that exotic-animal farms are breeding grounds for pathogens – increasing the risk of future pandemics.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.
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