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Moncler Joins Gucci, Prada and Burberry To Go Fur-Free

Moncler dropped the second part of its sustainable clothing line and pledged to go fur-free.

Jan 31, 2022 | By Sarah Ridzwan
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Image: Moncler

Moncler has released its second Born to Protect collection. The collection initially dropped last January and reflects the brand’s dedication to protecting the planet.

All of its products in the Born to Protect collection are made from lower-impact materials such as recycled nylon, polyester, organic cotton, wool and down — all of which are sourced according to specific sustainability standards. The latest drop goes beyond jackets to a full range of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.

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Image: Moncler

Moncler goes on to announce plans to go fur-free after its Fall/Winter 2023 collection. It will also stop sourcing fur this year to remain in line with its Sustainability Plan.

The sustainability plan is built around five pillars: climate action, circular economy, fair sourcing, enhancing diversity and giving back to local communities. It also strengthens the brand’s long-term engagement with the Italian animal rights organisation LAV (Lega Anti Vivisezione) as a representative of the Fur Free Alliance.

Moncler was also named as one of the most sustainable fashion brands in the world, alongside Burberry, by S&P Global in its Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

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Since 2017, Gucci has banned fur on all its products. Image: Gucci

Moncler plans for 50 per cent of nylon used in its collections to be sustainable by 2025, zero single-use conventional plastics by next year, and to utilise 100 per cent renewable energy at its own sites worldwide by 2023, and according to WWD, it intends to have more than 80 per cent of its suppliers achieve the highest grades of the company’s social compliance standards by 2025.

This move follows closely after Kering’s CEO had announced a company-wide ban on fur in September. There has been a broader shift towards sustainability in the fashion industry, which has seen a growing number of brands go fur-free in recent years.

Legacy names including Gucci, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Coach, and Burberry are all brands that pledge to no longer use fur in their products.

Also in fashion news, Miu Miu had teased its New Balance 574 collaboration during its Spring/Summer 2022 runway show last year and the sneakers are now available for pre-order on its website. The sneakers are available in three colourways, presented in denim with frayed edges.

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