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Gucci Announces No Usage of Animal Fur in their Products from 2018

Global Fashion Brand Gucci announces fur free policy. Unsplash

London, October 12: In a game-changing move towards ending fur trade, global fashion house Gucci announced it will no longer use animal fur, beginning with its spring-summer 2018 collection.

The move has been welcomed by organisations like Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States (HSAS), and LAV-members of the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), a coalition of more than 40 animal protection organisations working together to end the fur trade.

Gucci’s President and CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on Wednesday during the 2017 Kering Talk at The London College of Fashion, said a statement.

Its fur-free policy includes mink, coyote, racoon, dog, fox, rabbit, and karakul (otherwise known as Swakara, Persian lamb or astrakhan) and all others species specially bred or caught for fur.

Gucci will produce fur-free products from 2018. Pixabay.

Kitty Block, President of HSI, said: “Gucci going fur-free is a huge game-changer. For this Italian powerhouse to end the use of fur because of the cruelty involved will have a huge ripple effect throughout the world of fashion.

“A staggering one hundred million animals a year still suffer for the fur industry, but that can only be sustained for as long as designers continue to use fur. So we commend Gucci’s compassionate decision, and for helping to ensure that the future of fashion is fur-free.”

Marco Bizzarri, Gucci’s President and CEO, said: “Being socially responsible is one of Gucci’s core values, and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals.

“With the help of HSUS and LAV, Gucci is excited to take this next step and hopes it will help inspire innovation and raise awareness, changing the luxury fashion industry for the better.”

The HSUS and LAV will continue to support Gucci in identifying and reducing its impact on animals and the environment.

The company joins many other leading fashion brands and retailers like Armani, HUGO BOSS, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Stella McCartney and more in going fur-free, and will be part of the International Fur Free Retailer Program.

FFA Chairman Joh Vinding said: “For decades, animals in the fur industry has been subjected to intense cruelty, living their entire lives in miserable, filthy cages. Gucci’s new fur-free policy marks a game-changer for the whole luxury fashion industry to follow. Gucci is taking a bold stand for animals, showing the world that the future of fashion is fur-free.”(IANS)

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New Made-to-Measure Men’s Clothing Company Mill No. 8 Blends Classic Style

Mill No. 8’s line of top-quality, made-to-measure dress pants, shirts and accessories cater to the growing ranks of ambitious and self-assured business professionals, who understand that confidence is both an inner emotion and an outer expression.

Mill No. 8
Wear your perfection. Formal wear – specially crafted for you. Perfect fit & comfort. Millborn

The classic adage “clothes make the man” has a fresh and sophisticated new spin, now that made-to-measure men’s clothing company Mill No. 8 has arrived on the scene.

Catering to ambitious and self-assured business professionals who understand that confidence is both an inner emotion and an outer expression, Chicago-based Mill No. 8 currently offers a full line of top-quality custom dress shirts, pants, and accessories.

All shirts are crafted with hand-picked fabrics from across the globe, milled with 100 percent Egyptian Giza cotton that is widely considered the finest in the world. All pants are crafted from 100 percent Australian Merino wool that is milled in the U.S. Discerning customers can also request handstitched monogramming.

To create the perfect fit and style for each customer in about 10 minutes, Mill No. 8 uses a state-of-the-art online interface that is powered by a proprietary algorithm. Shirts are made with carefully developed exclusive silhouettes, and pants with a uniquely curved waistband for a superior fit. If desired, customers can avail themselves of the company’s style consultants via email or phone for additional support and expertise.

Mill No. 8 maintains rigorous end-to-end quality assurance standards on everything from stitching (up to 23 stitches per inch), to preserving individual hand-cut patterns for future orders. In terms of cost, selections are available at various price positions to align with budget considerations, and customers will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is to dramatically upgrade their wardrobe.

“Mill No. 8 is the solution for every man who no longer wants to compromise expectations when it comes to fit, look, quality and value,” commented Nehal Vora, MBA, Mill No. 8’s founder, and CEO. “We believe that every detail matters.

There’s nothing like wearing custom-tailored, made-to-measure clothes. It inspires a subtle, yet an undeniable sense of confidence. That’s the experience we guarantee to each of our customers. That’s the Mill No. 8 difference.”
To commemorate the company’s launch, Mill No. 8 is offering customers a limited time 20 percent discount on their first order.

No minimum is required, shipping is free, and all purchases are backed by a “perfect fit” satisfaction guarantee (including return shipping). “White glove” concierge services are also available throughout the browsing, designing and purchasing process.

Mill No.8 has arrived on the scene and is open for business at

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Latest Fashion Accessories for the Festive Season

Ethnic accessories can make your outfit more pleasing
Ethnic accessories can make your outfit more pleasing. Pixabay

Are you always on the lookout for latest fashion trends? Every season has a new style and trend coming up along with new styles of jewelry and clothing. The festive season is the best season to flaunt that style especially your Indian wear. Many girls are confused how to pair their clothes because of so many options to choose from they often end up wearing something they dislike.

But every wardrobe must have these accessories; it’s a crime not to!

  1. Jhumkas ( From Bareilly or otherwise)

An Indian look is never complete without the monumental jhumkas on a girl. How can someone forget something so pivotal? The jhumkas are Indian styled earrings which are bigger than usual earrings. They tend to bring out a pop of color along with their rustic feel.

The jhumkas are Indian styled earrings which are bigger than usual earrings. Pixabay

  1. Juttis

Footwear is the next best thing to clothes while dressing up! You get to choose from so many options, so many colors and designs. But the best choice would always be a pair of Juttis in the festive season. Juttis are an old comfortable pair of flats which are pointed from the beginning and come in various hip colors.

Juttis add an Indian touch to the outfit. Pixabay

  1. Necklaces which state their existence aka Statement Necklaces

If you choose to go simple but want to create a lasting impression, go for a statement neck piece. Many shops now sell heavily chunked necklaces made up of artificial material and even real diamond. They add a certain wow element to the outfit. So if you’re going simple, add a piece of junk jewellary and amaze your audience.

For lasting impressions, go for statement neck pieces! Pixabay

  1. Rings

If you accessorize properly, you must know that rings are an important part of your attire. They do make a difference and change the outlook altogether. There are plenty of artistic and colorful patterns available to choose from. You could match your rings with your neck pieces and even jhumkas!


  1. Payals aka Anklets

Looking good and accessorizing doesn’t just stop at your hands, the process is head to foot. Payals are the most elegant part of accessories, this fashion trend will never go out of fashion. Anklets come shiny and are simple but add a pinch of sophistication to the look you want to carry off. You can always buy matching bracelets.

Payals; an evergreen accessory. Pixabay

Don’t forget to add these accessories to your shopping list this festive season, the latest fashion trends keep changing but some things just remain evergreen.

Prepared by Tanya Kathuria of Newsgram; Twitter: @TanyaKathuria97