Coach announced that the brand will no longer use real fur in its products, pledging to phase fur out completely by the debut of the Fall 2019 collection.
“Coach has been committed to advancing sustainable practices for many years, with the introduction of our corporate responsibility goals in 2015,” said Joshua Schulman, President and CEO of Coach. “Back then, we laid the groundwork for prioritizing social and environmental initiatives. The decision to go fur-free is a truly meaningful milestone for the brand.”
As part of the brand’s broader program, Coach is also dedicated to empowering employees and enhancing the lives of those in the greater community. Core to Coach’s values, philanthropy is an area that the brand is exceptionally passionate about. The Coach Foundation, founded in 2008, has granted over $45 million to nonprofit partners globally. Fostering a collective of global corporate citizens, Coach encourages its associates to take part in volunteer programs with their teams and to make a valuable contribution to the places where they live and work – exemplifying Coach’s dedication to giving back.
“What really excites me most is building a business that balances true fashion authority while also driving positive change — both within the company and in the greater community,” said Schulman. “We create magic when we do both simultaneously.”