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January 11, 2021 - Jing Daily

Will China Go Fur-Free?

Will China Go Fur-Free?
Speciesist fur demand, time to ban fur© Photabulous!

With mink producers around the world hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, countless countries have been putting a stop to animal farming. This has added to a drop off in the use of fur in fashion due to growing animal rights concerns, numerous anti-fur demonstrations, and a rise in quality fur substitutes and alternatives. Over the past three years, Gucci, Burberry, Michael Kors, and others have gone fur-free, while numerous retailers and fashion weeks have banned its use.

However, while global attitudes towards fur are changing, China’s case requires specific attention. Though consumer sentiment is embracing animal welfare, the country remains one of the largest markets for fur consumption. And now, given the implications of the pandemic, China could become one of the world’s leading suppliers of fur.

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