Anti-Fur Victory - 415 Shops
Feb 01, 2008
Below is some excellent news from our friends in Italy, where the biggest clothing and department store chain is going fur free following a big campaign, meaning all department stores in Italy will have a fur-free policy. The Italians got much of their inspiration and tactics from campaigns here against department stores such as Selfridges, House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols.
GRUPPO COIN has finally sent a written statement to AIP Campaign, stating
they will adopt a fur-free policy for their company. The fur-free policy
will be also listed in their ethical code visible on the website, along
with other issues like workers' rights and child labour.
Gruppo Coin is the biggest clothing retailer in Italy, with more than 4%
of the market. They own 3 brands of departement stores, for a total of 415
-Oviesse, the biggest clothing chain in Italy, has got 350 stores and will
be fur-free with immediate effect.
-Coin, a quite posh department store with 60 shops, where a lot of famous
brands and designers have concessions or shop-in-shops, will take more
time to be completely fur-free since they have already bought next year's
collections and have contracts with suppliers.
-Yo-Vi, a children fashion shop chain, will follow the same path of Coin.
The campaign against Coin stores, where the company didn't want to adopt a
fur-free policy, has started in october 2007, after negotiations didn't
bring wanted results.
In two and half months of campaign there have been 80 demos, 1 civil
disobedience action and 2 direct attacks at Coin stores. The company said
they wanted to stop all of this and asked for a meeting where a fur-free
policy was confirmed to come in full effect also in Coin stores and
regarding external suppliers and shop-in-shops.
After La Rinascente, Upim, Coin and Oviesse going fur-free there is no
more department stores selling fur in Italy and a big portion of the
market has been made fur-free.
For more infos: www.campagnaaip.net (in italian)
Here is the list of brands with concessions inside Coin. They will have to
be fur-free too inside their stores.
luca d'altieri uomo
Emporio Armani Mens Underwear
19.70 Genuine Wear Donna
Champion, abbigliamento sportivo
Freddy the Club
io e meg
Kiss me Psssy
Levi's Jeans The Original Jeans
luca d'altieri donna
marina yachting donna
trussardi jeans donna