Macy's is the latest retailer to say no to fur. The company announced today that it will stop selling fur by the end of fiscal 2020, and revealed that it partnered up with the Humane Society of the United States to make this decision.
Bloomingdales, which is owned by Macy's Inc, will also follow suit, and will include all private brands from both stores as well as those sold from brand partners. As part of this commitment, the company says it will be closing all of its Fur Vaults and salons.
"Over the past two years, we have been closely following consumer and brand trends, listening to our customers and researching alternatives to fur," said Jeff Gennette, chairman and CEO of Macy's Inc. "We've listened to our colleagues, including direct feedback from our Go Green Employee Resource Group, and we have met regularly on this topic with the Humane Society of the United States and other NGOs. We remain committed to providing great fashion and value to our customers, and we will continue to offer high-quality and fashionable faux fur alternatives."
The news from Macy's come on the heels of more and more designers and retailers committing to abandoning fur in its products. California recently became the first state to ban animal fur products, and brands like Gucci, Versace, and Michael Kors continue to avoid fur use in its designs.