A recent report reveals that Burberry -- the renowned brand behind the iconic plaid scarf and many of Meghan Markle's outfits since entering the world of royals -- is considering going fur-free. If so, the brand will join luxury designers such as Gucci, Michael Kors and Armani in renouncing the use of the material over the past 2 years.
According to UK's The Times, Burberry has banned the use of fur on the runway and is "reviewing" all its other products. “On the limited occasions . . . fur has been considered important to design, we have insisted that it is sourced from authorised, regularly inspected suppliers operating to high ethical standards,” explained the firm.
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Many are speculating that Meghan, a known animal lover, has something to do with this recent announcement. Since arriving in the UK, the future Duchess has been spotted on many of her royal duties wearing the brand, from coats to bags to sweaters.
"Burberry is famous for being a royal fashion favourite so Meghan Markle, who is well-known for disliking fur, joining the family is sure to have made the quintessentially British brand look twice at its fur policy," explained The Humane Society's Executive Director's Claire Bass to Harper's Bazaar.
"Ditching fur would be the perfect fit for this brand-Britain fashion powerhouse so we strongly urge Burberry to embrace the compassionate trend.”
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