Nordstrom to stop selling exotic animal fur and skin products by the end of 2021 – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE — Seattle-based Nordstrom said Tuesday it will stop selling exotic animal fur and skin products by the end of 2021.

Nordstrom officials said the pledge was made in partnership with the Humane Society.

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Their new policy includes all Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Last Chance stores and includes online sales.

“As a leading fashion retailer, we are committed to providing the best possible service and merchandise to our customers. Delivering on this commitment means continuously listening to customer feedback and evolving our product offering to ensure we meet their needs,” said Teri Bariquit, Merchandising Manager at Nordstrom.

According to the Humane Society, Nordstrom is the first US retailer to ban exotic animal skins.

“This is a crucial step towards a more humane business model and a safer world for animals, sending a clear message that animals should not suffer for fashion. Nordstrom’s decision is sure to have a positive effect. ‘training on other influential fashion leaders,’ said Humane Society of America President and CEO Kitty Block.

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