Brooklyn Park-based AM Retail Group and its New York-based parent company G-III Apparel Group have banned fur from their brands, PETA announced late last week.
AM Retail Group owns clothing lines Karl Lagerfeld Paris, DKNY, and Wilsons Leather. The company didn’t immediately respond to requests to confirm the news.
In a blog post, PETA touted the bans as a decades-in-the-making victory. The organization said it has long pressured the companies to eliminate the use of fur. PETA went on to call the bans a “compassionate and business-savvy” decision.
If the reported bans are true, AM Retail Group and G-III Apparel Group follow in the footsteps of other retail giants that have recently banned fur. These include Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Michael Kors, and Chanel.
“Ethical shoppers simply don’t want animals to be abused and killed for coats, collars, or cuffs, and these fur bans are proof that the fashion industry is changing to meet the rising demand for luxurious, animal-friendly alternatives,” PETA officials said in a statement.