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Anti-Fur Victory, 415 Shops

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 shops.

-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.

MAN:

Arena
Avirex,
Calvin Klein
Canali
Champion
Converse
Diesel
Dockers
dolomite
dubin
east-pack
Energie
Esprit
Fila,
Fred Perry
gas
guru
henry cotton's
ivy oxford
JCT uomo
koan
lacoste
levi's
luca d'altieri uomo
machu picchu
malboro classic
marina yachting
mexx
murphy&nye
parah
pepe jeans
puma
speedo
sweet years
timberland
tombolini
trussardi jeans
cacharel
cagi
D&G underwear
Emporio Armani Mens Underwear
julipet
perofil
sano
sloggi
unno
clarks
enrico coveri
sax


WOMAN:

19.70 Genuine Wear Donna
apriori
Armani Jeans
cerruti
Champion, abbigliamento sportivo
Ck jeans
Converse
datch
Diesel
dolomite
Echoo London
Esprit
Freddy the Club
G-Star
gas
guru
henry cotton's
io e meg
JCT donna
Kiss me Psssy
koan donna
lacoste donna
Levi's Jeans The Original Jeans
Love Teraphy
luca d'altieri donna
marlboro classic
marina yachting donna
mavi jeans
mexx donna
miss sixty
murphy&nye
mustang jeans
Pepe jeans
playlife
Replay
Russel Athletic
seventy
Sexy woman
Sweet years
sergio tacchini
toy g.
True religion
trussardi jeans donna



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