Raccoon dog at a fur farm

Copenhagen Fashion Week Goes Fur Free

A historic moment for the fashion industry in Denmark


London, 10th August 2022 Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced that it will go fur-free for the first time in its history. This huge step sees them join other key European fashion weeks such as Oslo, Amsterdam, and Helsinki who have also banned it at their shows.

“The momentum with banning fur farming and in particular as a practice in fashion is a historic moment and a major turning point.

“We have repeatedly witnessed consumers voting with their wallets to demand that the brands they buy from support animal welfare, and as more and more ditch fur, it becomes clear that the message is being heard.

Emily Wilson, FOUR PAWS UK Head of Campaigns 

And whilst there have been advances in the battle to wear it kind with brands like Moncler, Dolce&Gabbana and the Kering Group (Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga) ditching fur, Wilson adds not all can bask in the glow of advancements.

“Paris and Milan fashion are now standing out for all the wrong reasons as they have still not publicly announced to go fur-free. And whilst, London went fur-free in 2018, they have not yet made a commitment to be fur-free since then. These events must join the majority of the European shows in banning the promotion of this inhumane and unsustainable practice forever.” 

FOUR PAWS UK is a member of the Fur Free Britain coalition which has been campaigning for a ban on the import and sale of fur in the UK. Despite fur farming being banned in 2000 the ability to still import and sell items does little to represent the wishes of the public who have repeatedly spoken out in demanding a ban. 

Copenhagen Fashion Week will take place from August 09 to August 12, 2022.

Hannah Baker

Head of Communications UK 


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