Nordstrom to ban fur and exotic leather products

United States
Published:  05 October, 2020
Nordstrom New York

The U.S. luxury department store chain announced it will stop selling products  made using animal fur or exotic animal skin by the end of 2021.

The new company wide policy includes Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Last Chance stores, as well as Nordstrom's e-commerce sites. Nordstrom said the commitment was made in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States. "As a leading fashion retailer, we're committed to delivering the best possible service and merchandise for our customers. Delivering on that commitment means continually listening to customer feedback and evolving our product offering to ensure we're meeting their needs", said Teri Bariquit, Chief Merchandising Officer, Nordstrom. "As part of our ongoing product evolution, we've been working with the Humane Society of the United States and recently made the decision to stop offering products made with genuine fur or exotic animal skin in any of our stores or online. Our private label brands haven't used these materials for years, so extending this policy to all the brands we carry is a natural next step for our business."