Winners, along with other Canadian-based TJX assets, is officially fur-free.
TJX Companies Inc., which purchased Winners in 1990, quietly updated their responsible sourcing page in recent days to indicate all stores across the corporation will meet fur-free standards.
“TJX’s businesses around the world are fur-free,” the policy reads under the title ‘Fur Practices’. “While across all of our regions – the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, we avoid knowingly purchasing or selling products that contain real fur, the process of procuring merchandise for our off-price model is complex, and if an item containing fur is mistakenly sent to our stores or e-commerce sites, we work quickly to remove the item.”
In 2012, an investigation by The Fur-Bearers revealed products being sold in Winners stores with contradictory labels – a single product that said faux fur as well as rabbit fur.
TJX and Winners are following on the heels of Nordstrom, the luxury chain that just announced it would be going fur free, and other major brands in recent years.
As industrial mink farms grapple with outbreaks of coronavirus in America and Europe, the truth about trapping and new, innovative, sustainable and actually “green” products replace fur, fashion houses and consumers are sending a clear message: it’s time to #MakeFurHistory.