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Holt Renfrew to stop selling animal fur and exotic skins by the end of the year

TORONTO — Holt Renfrew says it will stop selling all animal fur and exotic skins by the end of the year. The luxury retailer made the announcement as part of a series of sustainability promises.
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TORONTO — Holt Renfrew says it will stop selling all animal fur and exotic skins by the end of the year.

The luxury retailer made the announcement as part of a series of sustainability promises.

Holts said it plans to stop selling cosmetic products that contain plastic glitter and made a commitment that its denim will come  from certified sustainable sources by the end of 2025

It also said materials across its business such as cotton, leather, down and feathers and plastic packaging will come from certified sustainable sources by the end of 2025.

The sustainability commitments also included targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions from its operations.

The announcement by Holts came the same day that luxury parka maker Canada Goose said it would using fur by the end of next year.

 This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press