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Harvey Nichols have quietly started stocking items made from real animal fur again, a year after Fashion Director Paula Reed resigned and the company, very publicly, went fur free.

Items which appeared in a search for “real fur” on Harvey Nichols website: Racoon Fur Stole by Lanvin, rabbit and racoon fur hooded parker by Mackage and fur trim leather gloves by Dents.

Peta’s UK senior programmes manager Yvonne Taylor, sent a letter to Harvey Nichols Chief Executive Officer Stacey Cartwright asking them to reconsider their decision.

“I appreciate that it must be a particularly busy time for you in your new post, but please take a few moments to watch this video, narrated by actor Eva Mendes, which highlights the routine cruelty that animals endure at the hands of the immoral fur trade. It is estimated that 85 percent of the world’s fur comes from farms where animals spend their entire lives confined to small, filthy wire cages,”

“The inexplicable actions of Harvey Nichols’ former fashion director, who reneged on the store’s no-fur policy last year, shocked your loyal customers. Knowing now how animals suffer at the hands of the fur trade and that there is no such thing as ‘ethically sourced’ or ‘humanely farmed’ fur, will you please assure Peta and your customers that Harvey Nichols is once again fur-free?”

As consumers we shouldn’t underestimate the influence we have over companies decisions. If we shop with our hearts by spending our money with cruelty free companies then the other unethical companies will have to rethink their policies if they want to keep their profits up.

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8 responses to “Harvey Nichols Are Still Selling Real Fur!”

  1. Eva V. Avatar
    Eva V.

    Really disappointing. Thanks for posting this though.


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      No problem. I’m not one to go into detail or add disturbing pictures – just the (bad) news is enough for people to make their minds up x


  2. Natalie Tamara Avatar

    This is absolutely disgusting, how sad to see that they have completely disregarded their fur-free policy. It’s incredible that anywhere would still sell such things these days let alone revert back to selling them!


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I know! For decades Harvey Nichs was fur free and now – then they bring it – ban it and bring it in again, when even most upper class people and prominent celebs won’t wear it – bizarre! It sickened me that Kim Kardashion wore fur a few months ago :0(


  3. Helen (@teainthetub) Avatar

    In this day and age where faux furs looks and feels like real fur, there is just no place for this barbaric “fashion”. It completely baffles me how people can just go out and buy fur without a care in the world.
    Shame on you Harvey Nichols. Shame!


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I know, it’s been so pointless for around a decade. I have a faux fur jacket which is so convincing that I deliberately got it in a pattern thats obviously not a real animal.


  4. Jasmine Stewart Avatar

    How disappointing…I don’t like to shop there anyway as it feels a bit cramped/dated (at least the Manchester store) and they mark up everything even compared to Selfridges. Another reason to add to the list of why not to shop there!


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      There ethics and their way of approaching/dealing with customers reminds me of a 1950’s department store :0(


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