Neiman Marcus joins its luxury peers by pledging to go fur-free by early 2023

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Neiman Marcus says its ESG goals (Environmental, Social and Governance) are behind the decision.

Neiman Marcus became one of the highest-profile collapses during the health crisis. It emerged from bankruptcy protection last after eliminating more than $4 billion (over R57 billion) of debt.

The announcement comes just one week after Canada Goose said it’ll stop using fur in its pricey parks, joining other upscale retailers like Versace, Coach and Gucci to go fur-free. 

READ MORE | California bans the sale of fur - here are all the fashion houses that have done the same

In a bid to cater to eco-conscious shoppers, brands like Nike and Gap have also taken steps to create more sustainable apparel.

Animal welfare groups like PETA have long criticised luxury apparel brands over their use of animal skin and fur.

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