We want to applaud Karmaloop on their compassion and customer service. We're looking forward to shopping with them once again.
Greg, Karmaloop's Founder and CEO reached out to us. Here's what he said:
"Thanks for everyone bring this to my attention Karmaloop already had a no Fur policy...we totally dropped the ball and I am really sorry....we have lots of new buyers come in and we didn't communicate it...we will make sure people remember by posting a big NO FUR sign in the buyers part of our office.....
The stuff should already be down..please let me know if you ever see fur again my email is Gregs@karmaloop.com
We want to thank everyone who reached out to them and supported the fur free cause!
~Fur Free LA
is a popular multi-platform retailer primarily known for men's and women's fashion.
The only good news is that the isn’t very much fur. Out of the many thousands of items in their inventory, we found two pairs of Jeffery Campbell women’s shoes (The “Hawk” Lita Boots
and the The Lute Shoe in Black Quilt and Brown Fur
) and two Angora Fur Beanies by Kangol
. We’re asking that Karmaloop pull the hats and the “boots with the fur
” from their website and pledge never to sell real fur again."Real Fur" means an animal skin or part thereof with hair or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed solely for its fur. "Animal" includes, but is not limited to, mink, coyote, sable, fox, muskrat, rabbit, and raccoon dog.
Banning the sale of fur at Karmaloop would save the lives of countless animals. Every year millions of animals, including rabbits, raccoons, and foxes, are painfully trapped in steel-jaw leg hold traps each year. Those who don’t freeze or starve are usually beaten to death or suffocated when the trapper arrives hours or days later. Animals held captive on fur farms spend their short lives crowded in wire cages where they suffer from inadequate water, disease, parasites, and stress. The animals are killed by anal electrocution, poisoning, or suffocation. Those who don’t die immediately are skinned alive. There are many alternatives to fur including faux fur, but we ask that Karmaloop be aware that some faux fur items are often mislabeled. Over two million cats and dogs are killed in China for their fur.
Each year, more and more consumers are becoming aware of the horrors against animals done by the fur industry. We hope that when reviewing the true brutality of the fur industry, Karmaloop will decide to eliminate the sale of real fur from their store and join the ranks of other major fashion outlets like ASOS, Dolls Kill, and Free People that have gone fur free. While we do love the fashion sold at Karmaloop, we cannot support a retailer that supports this unnecessary torture inflicted upon millions of animals.
We are calling for a boycott of all Karmaloop products until they agree to go fur free and sprinkle some compassion in their fashion. When Karmaloop agrees to go fur free, we will happily shop there again.
After signing our petition, we highly encourage you to reach out to Karmaloop via social media and express your disappointment over their sale of fur. Contact them on Twitter
. Or write to them at facebook.com/Karmaloop
. *Remember to please be polite*
~Fur Free LA