French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten their ethical standards.
Masks of all shades and sizes took over the Gucci catwalk on Wednesday as the Italian luxury label kicked off Milan’s leg of the Autumn/Winter runway season with an eclectic show rich in patterns, colours and headpieces.
H&M announced this week that it has decided to ban mohair from products across its chains by 2020 following PETA allegations of cruelty at goat farms. Zara, Gap and Topshop have also vowed to ban the fibre.
Animal rights activists protested in Pyeongchang on Tuesday, adding that PETA’s campaigns over the last 15 years in Asia were gaining traction and that they had contributed to a dramatic decrease in fur sales in China.