Harvey Nichols' fashion faux pas
After being fur-free for nine years, Harvey Nichols has overturned its compassionate policy by selling items trimmed with real fur this season.
According to animal rights NGO PETA, Harvey Nichols’ autumn-winter collection features items trimmed with the skins of foxes, rabbits and raccoons - animals who most likely spent their short lives pacing up and down in too-small cages and slowly going insane before being gassed or anally electrocuted for the fur trade.
95 per cent of Britons have said they would never wear real fur and designers ranging from Calvin Klein to Stella McCartney refuse to use the inhumane product.
PETA received confirmation in a meeting with Harvey Nichols that new fashion director, Paula Reed was singlehandedly responsible for breaking the department store’s strict decade-long policy against selling fur. She has now resigned and PETA hope her resignation will pave the way for the reinstatement of the store’s previous, well-respected policy.
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