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Versace will stop using fur in products, says Donatella

LONDON: Donatella Versace has said her family's luxury fashion label will no longer use real furs in its products, according to an interview with a British magazine. The Italian fashion queen and Versace's creative director told The Economist's 1843 magazine that it would stop the practice, without providing further details on the change. "Fur? I am out of that," Versace said. "I don't want to kill animals to make fashion. "It doesn't feel right." Versace's headquarters in Milan, Italy, could not be reached for…

Italy’s Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

PARIS: Italy‚Äôs Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes. Gucci, part of Paris-based luxury group Kering, has paraded models down the catwalk in luxurious fur coats in the past and creative director Alessandro Michele brought in loafers and sling-backs lined with kangaroo-fur two years ago. But the brand said it would now join an alliance of fur-free…