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Harvey Nichols pledges to go fur-free

Tom Shearsmith
26 January 2023

British department store Harvey Nichols has confirmed that it will stop selling fur by the end of 2023, following an investigation into fur farms by animal protection organisation Humane Society International.

The retail business previously introduced a fur-free policy in 2004, however in 2013 it dropped the policy and started selling fur products again. As of December 2022, Harvey Nichols was selling fur products from several brands including Yves Solomon, CP Company, Canada Goose, and Moncler.

The latter two companies have previously also made commitments to phase-out fur from their designs, with Canada Goose stating they would stop manufacturing fur at the end of 2022, and Moncler stating their last collection using fur will be autumn/winter 2023.

A spokesperson for Harvey Nichols commented: "As part of our ongoing review of these practices and continued sustainability initiatives, Harvey Nichols confirms that it will phase out the sale of fur or fur-trimmed products both online and in stores, to be completely fur-free by the end of 2023."

Harvey Nichols pledges to go fur-free // department store

Responding to the news, Claire Bass, Senior Director of Campaigns and Public Affairs at Humane Society International, said: “Harvey Nichols going fur free is an iconic moment in our campaign for a Fur Free Britain. This world famous British department store has come to the inevitable conclusion that so-called ‘ethical fur’ simply doesn’t exist and fur farming flies in the face of any credible notion of sustainability. Harvey Nichols’ compassionate stance now leaves the handful of remaining retailers that continue to sell fur looking increasingly isolated.”

Frasers Group recently confirmed that it will soon adopt a fur-free policy and ban fur products across all areas of the business.

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