Fur-Free Shop Policies

Below are the Fur free policies of various shops around the UK. This list is being updated all the time, please help by checking out your local store for real fur and keeping us informed.

ARCADIA GROUP - Includes: Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridges, Outfit, Top Man, Top Shop, Wallis.

OTTO GROUP - Includes: Bonprix.co.uk, Curvissa.co.uk, Freemans.com, Gifts365.co.uk, Grattan.co.uk, Kaleidoscope.co.uk, Lascana.co.uk, Lookagain.co.uk, Swimwear365.co.uk, Witt-international.co.uk.
Otto Group (Germany) has a Fur Free Policy since April 2014

Bonprix.co.uk - see Otto Group

Burton - has withdrawn the offer of real fur sporrans from its formal hire concession business, replacing them with synthetic fur versions.

Blacks Leisure - said in 2003 they don’t use any real fur on our products.

Boots plc - in email in 2003 said they don’t use real fur.

Burton - see Arcadia Group

Cecil Gee - see Moss Bros Group

Curvissa.co.uk- see Otto Group

Debenhams Retail plc - Debenhams does not permit the use of any fur, or any skins of snake, crocodile, alligator or any species specified in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in any of our own bought products.
Email sent to CAFT August 2005 

Dorothy Perkins - see Arcadia Group

Ellis Brigham - Real fur has not been part of our fashion ski wear ranges for all the time I have been a buyer (15 years). We consciously avoid brands who use real fur and will continue to do so in the future.
David Whitlow, Snow sports Apparel Buyer and Marketing Director, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. A branch of Ellis Brigham in High St Kensington displayed the logo "Proudly Fur-Free". They also put a link to the CAFT website on their link page, so they are a pretty cool company!!

Emma Somerset covers French Dressing - Emma Somerset has had the policy of not buying fur products since December 2003. I can confirm this includes rabbit products. Emma Somerset trades under a number of different names but is only one company and I can confirm that the no-fur policy applies to all 18 of our stores and to our concessions as well as our own buy. Obviously as we no longer sell real fur products they will not feature on our web-site!
Roger Newton Managing Director, Emma Somerset

Ethel Austin Ltd -  We don't sell products which incorporate fur.
Letter to CAFT march 2004

Evans - see Arcadia Group

Fenwick Ltd - 2003 Mark Fenwick (Chairman) gave a statement saying Fenwick group policy is opposed to selling real fur products. This statement was reiterated during a telephone conversation in September 2005.

French Dressing - see Emma Somerset

Freemans.com - see Otto Group

Fur Real Friend Toys - Made by Argos Direct E-Commerce. In an email on 21/01/2004, David Underwood, Customer Services Team, confirmed these products use synthetic fur.

Gifts365.co.uk- see Otto Group

Grattan.co.uk - see Otto Group

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) - Please note the only fur we sell is from sheep, pigs, goats and cattle that have been bred for meat production, not just for the sake of the skin. No other fur or leather is permitted in products sold by H&M.
Regards, H&M UK

House of Fraser - We have a strict no-fur policy and will not accept any non-food animal products unless they are a by-product of the meat industry.
2010 statement

Internacionale/Au Naturale Interiors - I can confirm that all of our goods are clearly marked “FAUX” on the label and that the use of fur does not apply.
Letter from Retail Operations Co-ordinator 12 August 2005

Jigsaw - Our position is that we will not allow any products ordered for, or produced under, the Jigsaw label (or any label owned now or in the future by this company or management) to carry real fur, regardless of source. For avoidance of doubt, this includes women’s and girls clothes, accessories of whatever type, and any other products.
Letter to CAFT October 2004

Joe Browns Ltd - We have no fur products for sale or on display in the current catalogue or in the next season catalogue. We also have no intention of putting real fur in any products going forward, all the hats etc for next season are man made fibres.

John Lewis Partnership - said in oct 2003 JLP still holds the policy of not selling real fur.

Jones Bootmaker - It is our policy not to sell any product using rabbit fur...I am pleased to reinforce the message that none of the products sold in Jones Bootmaker stores will contain rabbit fur in the future.
Letter from Chief Executive, November 2005

Kaleidoscope.co.uk - see Otto Group

Karen Millen - Karen Millen Ltd pledges to never use real fur again in any of our designs. [We] pledge not to sell real fur again in any of our stores.
Letter to CAFT, March 1999

Kookai - Confirmed they didn't sell real fur in oct 2003.

Lascana.co.uk- see Otto Group

Lookagain.co.uk - see Otto Group

Mango - The decision of declaring our company "fur-free" for 2005 includes furs as rabbit, fox or minks ones...I confirm you that the dimension of our decision is worldwide.
Nicolas Oliv? Member of the management board. MANGO Letter sent to PETA

Moda in Pelle - Moda in Pelle are no longer selling products containing real fur. None of the products on sale in our stores or on our website contain real fur. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Marks and Spencer - As a company we do not use any animal furs.
Email sent to CAFT August 2005

Matalan Retail Ltd - said in email oct 2003 they didn’t use real fur.

Miss Selfridge - see Arcadia Group

Moss Bros Group plc - Includes Savoy Taylors Guild, Blazer, Moss Bros, Cecil Gee, The Suit Company, The Brand Centre, Beale and Inman, and Code. Moss Bros Group Plc has a policy of not using fur on any of its own brand products and this will continue in the Autumn/Winter 2005 collections. Where possible, the Group also avoids fur on branded goods.

Nevisport - won’t sell any real fur products in the future. Nov 2001

New Look - 2010 - Animal Fur: We will not use any real fur in our products. This includes both farmed fur and fur which may be a by-product of the meat industry.

Next Retail Ltd - We do not market any products currently that are made from real fur.

Outfit - see Arcadia Group

Quiz Clothing - had fur in but removed and said they wouldn’t sell fur in Dec. 2004

Schuh -  Schuh stores would not be selling any products with real fur from now on.
Email Sept 2003

Selfridges Selfridges no longer sells any fur, and has a fur free policy.

Shelly's - They have a policy not to sell any real fur. Definitive policy will be out in the near future. They cover Barretts shoes and Priceless Ltd

Shoefayre - They have a policy not to sell any real fur. Via email September 2005

Shoon - [Shoon] will undertake no further stocking of rabbit fur, which is the only fur we would consider.
Letter to CAFT October 2005

Snow + Rock - [Snow + Rock] have reviewed its policy and will no longer be stocking or purchasing any products made from real animal fur.
March 2005

Swimwear365.co.uk - see Otto Group

TK Maxx - We don’t sell any fur products and this does include rabbit fur.
Via email customer service September 2005
Fur does still crop up in some stores from time to time so please be vigilant.

Top Man - see Arcadia Group

Topshop - has a long-standing association with People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and, like all our Brands, is committed to not selling any items made of real fur. Working with the RSPCA and its suppliers, the Brand has also started to track the sourcing of other animal products. This work has been extended to all Brands within our Group.

Wallis - see Arcadia Group

Witt-international.co.uk- see Otto Group


Shops still selling Fur

The following companies exist solely to make money from selling animal fur. Please avoid at all costs unless you're doing a demo - and then let us know!

Harold Altman Ltd
4th floor, suite 375, Central Chambers, 93, Hope St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G2 6LD
Tel: 0141 221 0485

John Ashby
70, Kingston Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6RJ
Tel: 01865 514704

Bianca Furs
29, Kendal St, London, W2 2AW
Tel: 020 7262 8730

19-29, Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ
Tel: 020 7739 6366

Faulkes Furriers
Ladywood Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8SZ
Tel: 01299 253 678

Furs of Mayfair Ltd
47, South Molton St, London, W1K 5RY
Tel: 020 7437 6276

Gale of London
94A, Whitechapel High Street, Second Floor, London, E1 7RA
Tel: 0207 2472014
Also: 65, Regents Park Rd, London, NW1 8XD
Tel: 020 7722 5870
Also: 4, Blenheim Terrace, London, NW8 0EB
Tel: 020 7722 5870
And: Unit 7, 11 Ploughyard, London, EC2A 3LP

Giddings Furs
249a, Station Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2TB
Tel: 020 8427 3926

Glynn's Collections
2nd floor, Conavon Court, 12, Blackfriars St, Salford, Lancashire M3 5BQ
Tel: 0161 834 7581

J.W Higgs
348, Chartwell Square, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS2 5SP
Tel: 01702 466991

20 Conduit St, London, W1S 2XW
email: info@hockleylondon.com
Tel: 020 7493 6362
Owned by Frank Zilberkweit, chairman of the BFTA (British Fur Trade Association).

Sarah Kate Ltd
29, Kendal St, London, W2 2AW
Tel: 020 7706 3783

John Kay & Co
7, Circus Rd, London, NW8 6NX
Tel: 020 7722 6804

Peter Ley
17, Carlton Avenue, Barton On Sea, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 7PS
Tel: 01425 614824

Michard Ltd
19-29, Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ
Tel: 020 7729 6333

Neilsons Furs
46, Pemberton Rd, Hilltop, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 0JH
Tel: 0121 520 0320

Noble Furs of Regent St Ltd
3, New Burlington Place, London, W1S 2HR
Tel: 020 7734 6394

R.D.K Designs
6, Elthorne Rd, London, N19 4AG
Tel: 020 7281 1201
Headquarters of BFTA (British Fur Trade Association), where many fur companies are based.

A & Z Sandler
Suite 27-31, 67-68, Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8JY
Tel: 020 7404 7750

Arnold Seftor & Son
17, Thirlestane Lane, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 1AJ
Tel: 0131 447 6040

Angus Taylor
1a, Peets Lane, Southport, Merseyside PR9 7PP
Tel: 01704 220311

Shops refusing to Comment

These following shops have all been contacted by CAFT but have either refused to answer and comment on their excuses for supporting the barbaric fur industry or have refused outright to give a no-fur policy. Please contact them to politely voice your opposition to their part in the fur industry:

BaronJon ( Selling lots of fur trim)
Unit 5, Woodside Industrial Estate, Works Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 1LA

Sell fur trim boots. Have sent out emails to people saying they don't sell them when they don't have them in stock, but have never given a policy and seem to always get fur back in.

Customer Service Dept, 9 Hatton Street, London, NW8 8PL
Tel: 0800 731 4648

Gifts for the Girls
Online shopping site selling real fur hats
enquiries@presentsformen.com, info@presentsformen.com

Ideal Clothes
38 Sheep St, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EE
Tel: 01789 263859?
selling fox, coyote and rabbit fur.

Lucci Leatherware
selling leather jackets with fur trim
Unit 2, Peacock Place, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2DP

Posh Frocks
30 North St, Bridge Town, Cannock, West Midlands, Ws11 0BA
Tel: 01543 466 381 or 07919 500 234
Sell a large range of fur. Advertise on facebook and bebo

Premier Leathers
Unit 24, Smithford Way, West Orchard Shopping Centre, Coventry, CV1 1QX
Tel: 024 7622 3700

Retail Therapy
Shops in South West selling rabbit fur.
Head Office - Charlton Manor, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5PF
Tel:  (01823) 413336  Fax:  (01823) 410009
Email:  rt.hq@live.co.uk therapy@ragtrade01.wanadoo.co.uk

Sarah Coggles
Selling fur clothing. Gave a statement in the past but reneged on it and continue to sell real fur.
91-93 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
Tel: 01904 611001


Sitting on the Fur Fence

The following companies have taken fur off the shelves but haven't given a policy pledging not to sell real fur again. Please contact the companies and congratulate them on realising that the public does not want to see real fur on sale but politely ask them to back this up and introduce a fur free policy, to give consumers piece of mind when they are shopping!

Kurt Geiger - Mukluk boots: KG said they have withdrawn fur, but still haven't given statement. See here for more details

Both below are vintage shops that took all fur off sale but haven't given a policy so far.

vintage shop that took all fur off sale but haven't given a policy so far.

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