International Day of Action against Joseph Ltd

London Demo Report

Around 40 activists took part in the London protests as part of the international day of action. We decided to split up into 3 separate groups, in order to cover as many Joseph shops as possible during the day, and to stop police breaking up our peaceful protests as they have tried to do in recent months.

At about 12 noon, simultaneous protests began:

At the Richmond store (See left) in South West London, (Joseph, 28 Hill Street, Richmond, London, TW9 1TW, Tel: 020 8940 7045), at St John's Wood in North London, (Joseph, 21 St. John's Wood High St, London, NW8 7NG, Tel: 020 7722 5883), as well as their store at Notting Hill in West London.

Police turned up to all three demos, and while the protests continued normanlly at Richmond and Notting Hill, at St John's Wood police overstepped their powers yet again and the protest was made to stand well away from the shop. Not to be outdone, the protesters simply disbanded,

 

...and regrouped to begin another demo at Joseph's shop in Covent Garden, ( 15 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DH, Tel: 020 7240 1199). Here the police turned up but the protest continued and shoppers began to avoid Joseph in large numbers.

 

 

Meanwhile back at Joseph's in Richmond, activists continued to demonstrate and hand out leaflets as a line of police looked on. After an hour and half, they moved on to the next shop...

 

 

 

...Joseph's in Knightsbridge (Joseph, 16 Sloane Street, London, SW1 9LQ Tel: 020 7235 1991), a rather upmarket part of the capital. Police were waiting, and began to try to impose conditions to limit the protest, which continued in spite of the harassment.

 

 

Meanwhile the group from the Notting Hill Joseph finished the demo there and made their way to one of branches of Joseph in South Kensington. (Joseph 77 Fulham Rd, London, SW3 2DY, Tel: 020 7225 3335). After 10 minutes, the police imposed conditions to move the demo away from the shop, so the protesters began another demo just a few yards away at another branch (Joseph, 74 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DZ, Tel: 020 7591 0808). After another 10 minutes, the police again imposed conditions. This time the group travelled a bit further, losing the police, and held a protest at the Kings Road branch (Joseph 53 Kings Road, London, SW3 1QN, Tel: 020 7730 7562), where the demo resumed as normal.

Elsewhere the group at Sloane St moved off to begin yet another protest at the Fulham branch, (Joseph 299 Fulham Road
London, SW10 9QH, Tel: 020 7352 6776). With the police tied up elsewhere at Kings Road and Covent Garden, this demo remained unhindered for some time.

The group at Kings Rd now took a short bus journey to Sloane St, to replace the other protesters who had only left the shop a few minutes before, much to annoyance of the staff who had thought the demo was over.

It was now almost 5 hours since the day began, and with some protesters going home, the remaining 25 or so disbanded and regrouped at a cafe to plan the next phase. Up to now we had avoided demos at Joseph's London Flagship store in Bond St (23 Old Bond Street, London, W1X 3DA, Tel: 020 7629 3713), where a riot van of police had spent the entire day guarding the shop.

We divided into two groups of about 12, the first group starting a protest at the shop, while the others waited in reserve. At first the police who had been waiting were unsure what to do, and the demo continued for about 10 minutes while they waited for reinforcements. When they arrived, they arrived in force, and after a day spent chasing us around the streets of London, they were in a bad mood, several told us so very loudly.

 

They immediately moved in and grabbed posters which they considered offensive (skinned animals), and then tried to move us away from the shop. Our reaction was to march down Bond St, chanting Boycott Joseph, Fur Trade Death Trade, and handing out leaflets.

 

 

Closely pursued by police, we marched in the direction of yet another branch of Joseph just off the other end of Bond St (Joseph, 28 Brook Street, London, W1Y 2PD, Tel: 020 7629 6077)

As we did so the second group were just arriving at the Bond St store, and several police were seen running back down Bond St in the direction of the shop.

 

 

 

Later the group at the Brook St branch moved round the corner to hold a short demo at a branch of Kurt Geiger, a national chain of fashion shops selling real fur boots, which has recently been targetted by activists in Manchester. However the staff at Brook St soon had another demo to contend with as the second group arrived to protest outside the shop.

Eventually we called it a day, over 6 hours since the start of the day of action. Eleven separate branches of Joseph in London had seen protests during the day, several had been demo'd more than once, and thousands of leaflets had been distributed. Despite the police behaviour, it had been a very successful day.

Later we were delighted to learn of Joseph protests in 5 other cities around the world.

Please show your support and contact Joseph Ltd Ask them to take the compassionate decision to stop the sale of fur in all their outlets.

Contact details for Joseph.

Head Office
Joseph Ltd Head Office
Unit 11, Piper Centre,
50, Carnwath Rd,
London, SW6 3JX
Tel: 020 7736 2522,
Fax 020 7736 1644.
Sarah Lipman is PA (personal assistant) to Joseph's directors
sarah.lipman@joseph.co.uk

Press/Showroom:
74 Sloane Avenue,
SW3 3DZ
020 7590 6200,
fax 020 7584 9384
Imogen Crosby is the head of press and communications at Joseph Ltd
imogen.crosby@joseph.co.uk

Joseph outlets in the UK. (see below for outlets in France, USA, Japan and Ireland)

Stores: London
23 Old Bond Street
London, W1X 3DA
Tel: 020 7629 3713

77 Fulham Road
London, SW3 6RE
Tel: 020 7823 9500

315 Brompton Road
London, SW3 2DY
Tel: 020 7225 3335

74 Sloane Avenue
London, SW3 3DZ
Tel: 020 7591 0808

16 Sloane Street
London, SW1 9LQ
Tel: 020 7235 1991

76 The Duke of York's
Sloane Square
London, SW3 4LY
Tel: 020 7730 2395

236 Westbourne Grove
London, W11 2RH
Tel: 020 7243 9920

124 Draycott Avenue
London, SW3 3AH
020 7584 1252

53 Kings Road
London, SW3 1QN
Tel: 020 7730 7562

28 Brook Street
London, W1Y 2PD
Tel: 020 7629 6077

299 Fulham Road
London, SW10 9QH
Tel: 020 7352 6776

15 Floral Street
London, WC2E 9DH
Tel: 020 7240 1199

21 St. John's Wood High St
London, NW8 7NG
Tel: 020 7722 5883

64 High Street
Wimbledon
London, SW19 5EE
Tel: 020 8946 5880

28 Hill Street
Richmond
London, TW9 1TW
Tel: 020 8940 7045

Department Stores
(Joseph has departments in Fenwicks, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols but these
stores have fur-free policies so Joseph cannot sell fur here. However please
continue to boycott all Joseph outlets until the company has a fur free
policy)

Joseph at Harrods 1st Floor
87/135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 7XL
Tel: 020 7893 8306
Joseph Essentials 4th Floor
87/135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7XL
Tel: 020 7225 6878

Cafes
Joe's
126 Draycott Avenue
London, SW3 3AH
Tel: 020 7225 2217

Joe's
16 Sloane Street
London, SW1 9LQ
Tel: 020 7235 9869

Outside London

Bluewater
Unit L
100 Lower Guildhall
Greenhithe, DA9 9SN
Tel: 01322 624 681

Factory Outlets
Whiteley Village
Hampshire, PO15 7LJ
Tel: 01489 580 082
Mcarthur Glen Designer

Fulford,
York, YO19 4TA
Tel: 01904 679 062

Dalton Park
North East OutletCounty Durham, SR7 9HZ
Tel: 01915 265 140

Joseph outlets in the USA (all New York.)

Stores
106 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212 343 7071

816 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212 570 0077

Department Stores
Saks
5th Avenue
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212 940 4034

Joseph outlets in France

Head Office (France)Joseph Production
38 Boulevard Raspail
Paris, 75007
Tel: 01 4549 8100

Stores Paris
277 Rue Saint Honoré
Paris, 75008
Tel: 01 53 45 83 30

14 Avenue Montaigne
Paris, 75008
Tel: 01 47 20 39 55

27 Rue de Passy
Paris, 75016
Tel: 01 45 24 24 32

68 Rue Bonaparte
Paris, 75006
Tel: 01 46 34 75 17

70 Rue Bonaparte
Paris, 75006
Tel: 01 46 33 45 75

Department Stores
Le Printemps
102 Rue de Provence
Paris, 75451
Tel: 01 42 82 68 62

Le Samaritane
20 Rue de l'arbre sec
Paris, 75001
Tel: 01 40 41 22 86

Le Bon Marché
5 Rue de Babylon
Paris, 75322
Tel: 01 42 22 80 29

Cafes
277 Rue Saint Honoré
Paris, 75008
Tel: 01 53 45 83 30

Cannes
116 Rue d' Antibes
Cannes, 06400
Tel: 04 93 38 62 79

Lille
Le Printemps Lille
Place Rihour
Lille, 59800
Tel: 02 06 36 20 0

Le Chesnay
Le Printemps Parly II
Centre Commercial Regional Parly 2
Le Chesnay, 78158
Tel:

Joseph in France

Stores Paris
277 Rue Saint Honoré
Paris, 75008
Tel: 01 53 45 83 30

14 Avenue Montaigne
Paris, 75008
Tel: 01 47 20 39 55

27 Rue de Passy
Paris, 75016
Tel: 01 45 24 24 32

68 Rue Bonaparte
Paris, 75006
Tel: 01 46 34 75 17

70 Rue Bonaparte
Paris, 75006
Tel: 01 46 33 45 75

Department Stores
Le Printemps
102 Rue de Provence
Paris, 75451
Tel: 01 42 82 68 62

Le Samaritane
20 Rue de l'arbre sec
Paris, 75001
Tel: 01 40 41 22 86

Le Bon Marché
5 Rue de Babylon
Paris, 75322
Tel: 01 42 22 80 29

Cafes (Paris)
277 Rue Saint Honoré
Paris, 75008
Tel: 01 53 45 83 30

Cannes Store
116 Rue d' Antibes
Cannes, 06400
Tel: 04 93 38 62 79

Lille Store
Le Printemps Lille
Place Rihour
Lille, 59800
Tel: 02 06 36 20 0

Le Chesnay
Le Printemps Parly II
Centre Commercial Regional Parly 2
Le Chesnay, 78158
Tel:

Joseph outlets in Japan
Head Office, Joseph Limited Japan Branch
Nishiazabu 28 MoriBldg.
4-16-13 Nishiazabu
Minato-Ku
Tokyo, 160-0031
Tel: 03 5778 3751

Stores
Joseph Aoyama
4-21-26 Minamiaoyama
Minato-Ku
Tokyo, 107-0062
Tel·Fax 03 3408 6181
Department Stores


Takashimaya S·C Tamagawa S3F
3-17-1 Tamagawa
Setagaya-Ku
Tokyo, 158-0094
Tel·Fax 03 5491 2128
Seibu Ikebukuro 3F
1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro
Toshima-Ku
Tokyo, 171-8569
Tel·Fax 03 5949 2338
Seibu Shibuya A4F
21-1 Udagawa-Cho
Shibuya-Ku
Tokyo, 150-8330
Tel·Fax 03 3770 8582
Seibu Yurakucho A5F
2-5-1 Yurakucho
Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo, 100-0006
Tel·Fax 03 3211 8088

Matsuya Ginza 3F
3-6-1 Ginza Chuo-Ku
Tokyo, 104-8130
Tel·Fax 03 3535 8456
Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi New-Bldg2F
1-4-1 Muromachi
Chuo-Ku
Tokyo, 103-0022
Tel·Fax 03 3241 0150
Takashimaya Shinjuku 5F
5-24-2 Sendagaya
Shibuya-Ku
Tokyo, 151-8580
Tel·Fax 03 5361 1477
Isetan Shinjuku 4F
3-14-1 Shinjuku
Shinjuku-Ku
Tokyo, 160-0022
Tel·Fax 03 3341 7670
Department Stores
Mitsukoshi Sapporo 2F
S1 W3-8 Chuo-Ku
Sapporo
Hokkaido, 060-8666
Tel·Fax 011 219 2393
Sogo Yokohama 3F
2-18-1 Takashima
Nishi-Ku
Yokohama
Kanagawa, 220-8510
Tel·Fax 045 450 7275
Mitsukoshi Nagoya 3F
3-5-1 Sakae
Naka-Ku
Nagoya
Aichi, 460-8669
Tel·Fax 052 262 0730

Takashimaya Kyoto 2F
52 Shincho Nishiiru
Kawaramachi Shijodori
Shimogyo-Ku
Kyoto-City
Kyoto, 600-8520
Tel·Fax 075 252 7823
Daimaru Umeda 4F
3-1-1 Umeda
Kita-Ku
Osaka-City
Osaka, 530-8202
Tel·Fax 06 6343 4741
Hankyu Umeda 3F
8-7 Kakuta-Cho
Kita-Ku
Osaka-City
Osaka, 530-8350
Tel·Fax 06 6130 8118

Ireland

Joseph Ltd at Brown Thomas
88 - 95 Grafton Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland, Tel: 00353 1 605 6655