Nordstrom goes fur free!

Dozens of department stores will phase out all fur by 2021, luxury store announces with HSUS.

Nordstrom has announced they’re going to #MakeFurHistory with a new policy that will end the sale of any products made with animal fur or exotic animal skin by the end of 2021.

Nordstrom Inc., which operates dozens of high-end department stores in the United States and Canada, made the announcement in a press release with the support of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

“As a leading fashion retailer, we’re committed to delivering the best possible service and merchandise for our customers. Delivering on that commitment means continually listening to customer feedback and evolving our product offering to ensure we’re meeting their needs,” said Teri Bariquit, chief merchandising officer at Nordstrom. “As part of our ongoing product evolution, we’ve been working with the Humane Society of the United States and recently made the decision to stop offering products made with genuine fur or exotic animal skin in any of our stores or online. Our private label brands haven’t used these materials for years, so extending this policy to all the brands we carry is a natural next step for our business.”

Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said, ”We applaud Nordstrom for ending the sale of fur and becoming the first U.S. based retailer to ban exotic animal skins. This is a pivotal step toward a more humane business model and a safer world for animals, sending a clear message that animals should not suffer for the sake of fashion. Nordstrom’s decision will surely have a ripple effect on other influential fashion leaders.”

This decision applies to Nordstrom subsidiaries, as well, including Nordstrom Rack, Last Chance and online sites like HauteLook.

The Fur-Bearers congratulates Nordstrom for their progressive decision and HSUS for their years of dedication to this effort! Please take a moment to thank Nordstrom on their social media channel and show that going fur-free was the right thing to do

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