1/6/09: Broken Promises – Armani Returns To Fur
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Giorgio Armani is a PRIVATELY HELD company, which means email addresses for
top executives are difficult to find (without paying a fee). We urge people
to send faxes and snail-mail letters.
Giorgio Armani Corporation
114 Fifth Ave., 17th Floor
New York, NY 10011
ph: 212-366-9720; fax: 212-366-1685
111 8th Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
customer service: firstname.lastname@example.org
web mail: http://www.armaniexchange.com/category/customer+service/contact+us.do
Giorgio Armani S.p.A
Via Borgonuovo 11
20121 Milan, Italy
ph: +39-02-723-18-1; fax: +39-02-723-18-549
Media Contacts for Giorgio Armani SpA
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Giorgio Armani Corporation, Exchange, and S.p.A:
I am very disappointed in Giorgio Armani’s failure to sustain a no-fur
policy. In the 2007 Time magazine article, “A Standing O for Lacroix,” Mr.
Armani states: “I spoke with the people from PETA and they showed me some
materials that convinced me not to use fur.”
Yet recent Armani collections feature fur-trimmed jackets and skirts,
floral-pattern fur coats, and fur-adorned baby snowsuits. A “little fur
trim” is a lot of suffering. In fact, your use of rabbit skins is so
offensive, I’m inclined to boycott Armani until dead animals are eliminated.
Rabbits farmed for their fur or meat are squeezed inside tiny wire cages
that cut into their non-padded paws. Before slaughter, many perish from
dehydration, starvation or self-mutilation.
Killers break necks and bludgeon skulls — smashing live rabbits against
walls — before stringing rabbits by their legs to behead them. Fur is
stripped from their bodies in full view of other living rabbits.
All fur-bearing animals are killed as cheaply as possible. Pelts are often
derived from genital electrocution. The killer delivers a 240-volt blast of
electricity into an animal’s rectum. The conscious, convulsing animal
endures a heart attack for two or more minutes.
Sometimes animals are “neck-popped,” injected with pesticides, or
asphyxiated with carbon monoxide from unfiltered engine exhaust.
No matter how you market it, fur is synonymous with violence and death. I
encourage you to join Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Stella
McCartney, Todd Oldham and other popular fur-free designers. Please notify
me when Giorgio Armani is serious about cruelty-free fashion.
TAKE ACTION AGAINST ARMANI STORES NEAR YOU
Armani Locations Worldwide:
Click on “Store Locator” at bottom of page
Armani Exchange Stores:
From Bridget Soeder, Kinship Circle, firstname.lastname@example.org — A good second step
for activists willing to take an extra few minutes to help this campaign
succeed: Select the store of your choice, to send snail-mail letters to the
attention of the store manager. With the right amount of letters received by
local managers, there should be, at the very least, a decent ripple effect
to reach key players and maximize our efforts.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
Tell Armani to Keep his Fur-Free Pledge
TIME MAGAZINE: “PETA showed convinced me not to use fur.”
Armani Rabbit Fur Campaign Makes Its London Debut!
PETA Urges Tom And Katie To Keep Suri Fur-Free
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