Clothing chain Papaya to stop selling fur
Add another retail chain to the ever-expanding list of stores that don't sell fur: Papaya, a clothing company with more than 90 stores around the U.S., has recently pledged to go fur-free.
The company made the decision to stop selling fur and fur-trimmed garments after receiving graphic videos about the fur industry from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The Times' business blog Money & Co. reports.
Other popular clothing companies that have taken a similar stance on fur include Limited Brands, Wet Seal, Jones Apparel Group and Forever 21. The latter company has also partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to produce a line of T-shirts featuring animal-friendly messages about pet adoption, dogfighting and more.
According to Money & Co., Papaya will sell the fur products it currently has in stock but will no longer order fur items after the remaining ones are sold.
-- Lindsay Barnett