Good news! Fashion Center Shimamura is fur-free!

We learned that the 2nd largest apparel company in the country, “Shimamura Group” had stopped selling fur (real fur) and has been fur-free since 2018, thanks to a response we received from Shimamura Company Ltd. Shimamura Group has 1430 stores in Japan just counting the Fashion Center Shimamura, holds about 700 other stores for brands such as Avail and children’s clothing Birthday, and is also advancing to Taiwan and Shanghai. With the Shimamura Group having gone fur-free, the 2nd largest company has become fur-free following the top Japanese apparel company Fast Retailing, representing 45% of the industry with the two companies combined. Until now, when the ethical life creator Azumi…

Sanyo Shokai (EPOCA, Paul Stuart etc) will be fur free from Fall Winter 2019!

Apparel company “Sanyo Shokai” with multiple brands such as EPOCA, Paul Stuart, APOLIS, etc. prohibits the use of real fur from the Fall / Winter collection in 2019. They announced it in  “On the future growth strategy for the third quarter of 2018”  at October 2018. In order to respect the dignity of animals, the use of real fur is prohibited from the use of autumn and winter items of 2019 • All brands · All products ban the use of furs such as mink, fox, rabbit, raccoon, kangaroo etc (including miscellaneous goods and partial use) A lot of famous apparel companies such as Gucci, Chanel, coaches, etc. have declared the…

Let’s gather power for the final walk! Fur FREE Marching @ Tokyo 2006 – 2017

From 2006 to 2017 fur free march, many people supported.Let’s gather the power once again in the end!For animals to be made fur. http://www.no-fur.com Walk for animals! Join us for animals! November 10th 2018(Saturday) 13:30 Meeting point : Yoyogi park Keyaki Namiki Time might be change Please wear black clothes  

Animal’s toys with real fur shrink. While, some companies continue manufacturing

Animal’s toys that are sold as a cat sleeve etc. Fur (real fur) is often used, but reflecting the voice of the citizen saying “We do not want to use fur made by killing animals with animal’s toys,” in recent years the number of fur free companies has been increasing little by little. FUR FREE Companies Tsuruha drug (drug store) The arrival of cat fetters with real fur has been abolished at the end of April 2014 Sapporo Drugstore (Drug Store) Switching to an animal-free toy was carried out in July 2014 Yamahise (pet supplies manufacturer) As of February 23, 2016, toys with real fur set to zero Cornan (home center)…

End animal cruelty in the name of fashion! Please sign the petition!

To end animal suffering for fur Please sigh the petition now https://www.change.org/p/apparel-brand-in-asia-end-animal-suffering-for-fur-in-asia In 2017, 1,504,000 animals were slaughtered for fur sold in Japan. A number of companies including Gucci, Armani, Versace, Uniqlo, and H&M have chosen not to sell fur. Cities like San Francisco, West Hollywood, Berkeley, and Sao Paulo have banned the sale of fur. Fur expenditure in Japan is 80% less compared to that of 10 years ago. However, 2017 saw an increase in imported fur products compared to 2016. This is because the price of fur is dropping due to a great decrease of demand for fur worldwide. Japan is known as a civilized country. There is no longer any need for…

Sacrifice for real fur – decrease by 325,551 animals

According to foreign trade statistics by the Ministry of Finance, the import of real fur has decreased in 2016 as well as the year before. What is remarkable is the decrease by cost. The value of real fur has dropped significantly globally, and as well as in Japan. For the whole fur, including all parts such as hands and tails, the cost was ¥17,755 per body in 2015, but it was ¥10,780 in 2016 dropping by 60.75%.  Though the number of imported fox fur has increased, the rest of fur items has decreased. The number of imported fur items for apparel in 2016, except for shoes, was 4,009,020, weighing 1,730,789 kg.…

Joint of Japan-China-Hongkong-Korea-Taiwan for Fur Free Campaign #FurFreeASIA

Be a Voice for millions of the suffering Voiceless animals used for fashion. http://fur-free.com/ We (13 animal rights groups in east Asia) will be jointed together with the same aim for the first time to fight to end the use of fur worldwide. China:ACTAsia / Korea:Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth(CARE) / Hong Kong:Hong kong vegetarian society  / Taiwan:nvironment & Animal Society of Taiwan(EAST)AR club of National Taiwan University,TAEA,天下無肉,動物陣線,純素30天,Go Vegan / Japan,we , Animal Right Center(specified nonprofit corporation),Animal Right Kyoto , Animal Rights Chubu are gathered all together to do a Fur-Free campaign. East Asia is the biggest fur producing and consuming continent(reference page 2). That is to say,when the…

VICTORY! There are zero fur farms in Japan

No animals had to be sacrificed for fur in Japan in the year 2016 In 2016, it was revealed that the last mink farm in Niigata was closed. By this closure, the number of fur farms is now zero in Japan. The industry to produce fur in Japan has come to an end History of fur industry in Japan The fur industry in Japan became popular around the middle to the end of World War II. At its peak, it’s said that there were 4,000 fur farms. Then, business associations, such as the Mink Association, were established. In 1971, export of mink fur (count of full body only) increased to…

Fashion magazine WWD[Spreading FUR FREE]

13th June 2016, a fashion magazine WWD Japan wrote about ECO fur titled [spreading FUR FREE]. They said the reason why fur free is spreading in Japan in this decade is Japanese organization against real fur. Of coource it’s Animal Rights Center Japan! We orgnize fur free campaign after we know the terrible situation in Chinese fur industries in 2004. Many companies including Japanese companies changed their attitude for fur because real fur is too cruel. WWD is the leading media in the fashion industry in Japan. Reason was written in the top news is also the fact that the wave of the world’s eco-fur is based on Japanese technology.…

Maruhan Puts Up Fur-free Posters

Maruhan, a pachinko parlor that has 300 shops nationwide, agreed to put up our fur-free posters at their shops. On March 2nd 2016, Maruhan asked every branch to hang the fur-free posters and the no-pet shop poster by Juridical Foundation Animal environment & Welfare Association Eva. (There appears to be a new display came out in April so only some branches are still hanging the posters.) Some branches actually received some comments that they support the fur-free movement. More and more Japanese apparel companies have stopped selling fur, but only a few actively voice their stand on no-fur. So this act by the big pachinko parlor is very much appreciated. For more details,…