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Fashion Label to Stop Burning Unsold Stuff

Burberry also will stop using animal fur
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2018 12:28 PM CDT
Animal rights activists protest against Burberry's use of fur before its fashion show at London Fashion Week 2017.   (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Luxury fashion label Burberry is conceding to environmental activists: The brand will stop using fur in its products, phase out existing fur items, and put an immediate end to its practice of destroying unsold items. It was that practice that drew attention in July, as an earnings report revealed that $37 million in Burberry clothes, accessories, and perfume were burned in 2017 to prevent them being stolen or sold at a discount, per the BBC. "Modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible," CEO Marco Gobbetti says in a release, which cites a new strategy of "helping tackle the causes of waste," per CNN. (Read more Burberry stories.)

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