The Armani Group, an Italian luxury fashion conglomerate, announced Monday that it will no longer use angora Wool across all lines starting in the Fall/Winter 2022/23 season. The Group has now added the material to its fur-free list, which was established in 2016 by agreement with the Fur Free Alliance.
“I am happy to announce the elimination of angora yarn from all collections of the Armani Group. This is a tangible sign of our commitment to monitoring and protecting the environment.” Giorgio Armani, CEO, stated that he believes in innovation and the research of new materials as well as innovative methods for processing traditional materials.
This latest commitment is another step taken by the Armani Group in its quest for sustainability throughout the supply chain, including with regard to animals and the environment. The Group has been working for a while to ensure that growth objectives are in harmony with local communities and the territory. The statement states that one of the most important measures taken is to monitor the supply chain and drive sustainable practices.
The Armani Group is also involved in international working groups to adopt all measures that aim at the gradual reduction of chemicals that are potentially dangerous. The Armani Group is a signatory to the Fashion Pact. This was presented to the G7 in 2019, to address climate change. In July, the Group announced its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These targets were approved by Science Based Targets.