Leading online luxury fashion retailer YNAP announces fur-free policy

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP (YNAP), the world's leading online luxury fashion retailer, has today announced a new fur free policy which will exclude all items and accessories made from animal fur from all of its multi-brand online stores NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX and THE OUTNET in line with its adherence to the international Fur Free Retailer Program.

The fur free policy, outlined in the company's 2016 Sustainability Report, confirms the commitment of the Group to managing environmental impact responsibly, and follows a long-standing relationship with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI) and Lega Anti Vivisezione (LAV).

This commitment ensures that YNAP's multi-brand online stores promote commercial policies in-line with animal rights. YNAP will continue to work closely with HSUS, HSI, LAV, and other leading animal and environmental protection organizations to keep the Group and its partners continually updated about fur and ethical sourcing.

Simone Pavesi, manager of animal free fashion for LAV, said: "YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP's commitment is a significant milestone that should stand as a leading example to the fashion world. It is a tangible signal that the clothing industry can be more sustainable and ethical, without necessarily resorting to the use of animal products."