6,000 Stores Ditch Fur
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Fur Free Alliance
February 2014

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6,000 stores ditch fur as Inditex signs fur free agreement

 Inditex, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has joined the Fur Free Retailer program and signed up to a 100 % fur free policy. The Fur Free Alliance, the manager of the program currently supported by over 300 fashion companies, is delighted about the company's decision.

“What we are seeing is that more and more companies want to take an ethical stand on the fur issue. Every day animals, such as foxes, are kept in tiny, filthy cages and end their misery by being electrocuted. For us, it’s very easy to understand why so many companies decide to distance themselves from this cruel treatment”, says Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance.

With well-known brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Stradivarius, Inditex is now considered an industry leader when it comes to animal welfare.

“Inditex sends a strong wake-up call to the remaining part of the fashion industry that has not yet gone fur free. We have just reached the 300 brands mark on our Fur Free Retailer program and we expect many more to follow in 2014”, Joh Vinding says.

The Fur Free Alliance is an international coalition of animal protection organisations working to bring an end to the exploitation and killing of animals for their fur on the basis that it is morally repugnant to utilise any animal for such frivolous purposes.

The Inditex Group consists of more than 100 companies operating in textile design, manufacturing and distribution. Its stores are found in more than 400 cities on five continents. The company first started doing business in 1975 in A Coruña, Spain. Currently Inditex has more than 6,000 stores worldwide.

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