June 1st, 2015 - On May 21, 2015, HUGO BOSS published its Sustainability Report 2014. In the report the company announced that it will refrain from selling fur sourced from fur farms, including raccoon dog, fox and rex rabbit for all collections as of 2016. Fur products, which are widely used in the fashion industry for decorative purposes, currently account at HUGO BOSS for a very small share of the overall collection and have mostly been used for appliqués and trimmings on collars, hoods and sleeves. In alignment with the further development of the sustainability strategy, new standards and targets have been defined. Subsequently, also the use of angora wool for collections will end with the forthcoming fall/winter season 2015/16.
HUGO BOSS has been in dialogue with PETA Germany for many years in issues pertaining to animal welfare. The animal rights group welcomes this step as a trend-setting development for animal welfare. “HUGO BOSS is demonstrating an exemplary commitment towards more animal protection in the luxury goods area”, says Harald Ullmann, deputy chairman of PETA Germany. “The grievances and conditions in the fur and angora industry are shocking. We are pleased that HUGO BOSS is placing a greater emphasis on a more sustainable sourcing strategy.”
For more information, please refer to the press release of PETA Germany at: http://www.peta.de/hugo-boss-beendet-verkauf-von-kaninchenpelz-und-angora or the HUGO BOSS Sustainability Report (in German), which can be found at: http://group.hugoboss.com/nachhaltigkeit/nachhaltigkeitsbericht/. The English version will be released soon.