Nordstrom to stop selling fur, exotic animal skin products by end of 2021

Nordstrom to stop selling fur, exotic animal skin products by end of 2021
In this Sept. 13, 2017, photo, shoppers enter Nordstrom's flagship store in downtown Seattle.

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

Nordstrom officials said the commitment 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’re committed to delivering the best possible service and merchandise for our customers. Delivering on that commitment means continually listening to customer feedback and evolving our product offering to ensure we’re meeting their needs,” said Teri Bariquit, chief merchandising officer at Nordstrom.

According to the Humane Society, Nordstrom is the first U.S. based retailer to ban exotic animal skins.

“This is a pivotal step toward a more humane business model and a safer world for animals, sending a clear message that animals should not suffer for the sake of fashion. Nordstrom’s decision will surely have a ripple effect on other influential fashion leaders,” president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States Kitty Block said.

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