- Nordstrom will no longer sell products made with fur or exotic animal skin by the end of 2021, it said on Tuesday.
- It is the first US-based retailer to ban exotic animal skins, according to the Humane Society.
- Nordstrom hasn’t used real fur or exotic skin in its own-brand product in years, but the ban covers third-party brands it carries, too.
- It covers fur from animals such as mink, fox, and rabbit, and skin and leather from animals including crocodile, snake, and ostrich.
Nordstrom will stop selling products containing fur or exotic animal skin by the end of 2021, the luxury fashion department store chain announced on Tuesday.
Nordstrom’s private labels haven’t used real fur or skin in years, but this extension covers the brands it carries, too.
The American chain’s policy bans fur from exotic animals killed solely for their fur, including mink, fox, lynx, chinchilla, rabbit, coyote, and kangaroo.
It will also halt the sale of any animal skin or leather made from exotic animals including lizards, snakes, pythons, alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, sharks, kangaroos, and stingrays. It is the first US-based retailer to ban exotic skins, according to the Humane Society, an animal welfare charity.