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In the press release on Wednesday, the Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has announced its commitment withdrawal of sales of animal fur products by 2023. This includes all of its brands, including the Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus stores.
Close cooperation with NMG is the U.S. Humane Society, which praised the company’s new stance on animal welfare and noted that this movement “represents a change in retail.” With luxury products, where fur-based clothing is most often found, NMG’s attitude is sure to have a Domino impact on the industry and its new standards.
As detailed in their Animal welfare policy, NMG will continue to work on “synthetic faux fur materials and traditional animal fabrics such as cashmere, leather, mohair, down, wool and silk”, while continuing to work with its brand partners and their production practices. This practice also prohibits the acquisition of animals that are killed solely for their fur. These include mink, fox, lynx and rabbits.
Current 22 “fur lives” The Gooddorf and Neiman Marcus shopping malls will be closed and converted into other spaces tailored for modern luxury experiences. WWD. The change is part of the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach, which covers animal welfare, ethics and sustainability.
Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of NMG, says the company “provides an extremely luxurious experience” and serves the “changing preferences” of consumers.
Resistance and ethics is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, this may be one of the new elements of “modern luxury” mentioned above. He also notes that because of the company’s vital role in luxury retail, it has “the opportunity to build a better future for our industry”.