ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
To meet the expectations of our clients, we have given up natural fur in all LPP brands.
In 2014, we made a decision to give up angora, a kind of wool made from the hair of the rabbit. We made that decision due to gross violations of animals’ rights at livestock farms and because we were unable to exercise real control over the raw material sourcing process.
In 2016, we concluded an official agreement with the “Open Cages” organisation, as part of which we undertook to give up, on a permanent basis, natural fur, and we joined the international initiative Fur Free Retailer. At present, in cases where a designer’s vision and a current trend encompass fur motifs, we use, just like some of our market competitors, the highest-quality synthetic materials.
LPP has just shown that contemporary fashion does not have to use animal fur at all. I think that if the biggest clothing company in Central and Eastern Europe is capable of making a written undertaking containing such decision and, therefore, of standing alongside other global clothing giants, then this is a clear message to those fashion companies which still use animals. The future of fashion entails new technologies, and not closing animals in small wire cages.
Coordinator of the international Fur Free Retailer campaign
LPP and responsible use of mohair
In connection with the emerging information about an unethical approach to the production of mohair obtained from Angora goats in South Africa, we have made an important decision in the LPP regarding further use of this raw material.
By 2020, all LPP brands will resign from using the mohair or will acquire this material in a responsible manner, guaranteeing the humane treatment of animals.