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Norway becomes first country to ban fur for ‘Fashion Week’ event

December 13, 2010


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From This Dish Is Veg
By Robin Lawless

The city that hosts the Nobel Peace Prize every year is taking a step toward making it a more peaceful world for animals. There will be no fur on the catwalk at Oslo’s Fashion Week next February, making Norway the first country to enact such a ban for the event.

The ban was a response to a massive candlelight vigil protesting fur last November by The Norwegian animal rights group NOAH. The organization also collected signatures from more than 200 designers, models, photographers and other members of the Norwegian fashion industry who refuse to work with fur.

“It has been a very natural choice for us,” says Paul Vasbotten, general manager of the Oslo Fashion Week. “We are doing this in order to increase ethical values in fashion.”

One of Norway’s top designers, Fam Ivoll, who previously used fur in her designs, is also a supporter of the ban.

Last November Norwegians were shocked when graphic images of caged, sick and injured animals held in fur farms were broadcast on local TV. Several political parties demanded that the fur farms be shut down. The current government has warned the fur farms they must improve conditions for the animals or face sanctions. The farms have six months to comply.

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norway thank you for taking the lead
saying no to fur industry greed!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Skinbyrd permalink
    December 13, 2010 2:19 pm

    Are they still allowing the use of leather?


  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 13, 2010 2:53 pm

    norway thank you for taking the lead
    saying no to fur industry greed!!!!


  3. Milady permalink
    December 14, 2010 4:16 am

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Corina permalink
    December 14, 2010 3:06 pm

    Thank you Norway!!!


  5. December 17, 2010 11:34 pm

    Bravo, Norway!

    “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    “If you make your best effort to be kinder, nurture compassion, make the world a better place, then you can say ‘At least I’ve done my best’.” – Dalai Lama

    “The systematic torture of sentient beings, whatever the pretext and in whatever form, cannot achieve anything more than it already has: to show us what is the lowest point of debasement man can reach . . . if that’s what we want to know.” – Joaquin Phoenix | quote from EARTHLINGS


  6. March 5, 2014 9:00 am

    Sorry but I am not agree what you are telling. They are not doing “Fashion Week” but they are doing “Oslo Trend” which has been exactly the same as a regular Fashion Week.
    I feel that this is an excuse to get attention.



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