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Clothing retailer Papaya to drop fur products

The company, with 90 outlets nationwide, bows to pressure from the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

December 29, 2010|By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times

Clothing retailer Papaya has agreed to stop selling garments made with animal fur at its more than 90 outlets across the United States, bowing to pressure from the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Papaya, with 22 stores in California, joins retailers including Wet Seal, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, J. Crew and Eddie Bauer, in agreeing to no longer sell fur products, PETA said in a news release.

"Papaya saves its customers from becoming fashion victims, and now the company's anti-fur policy extends the same courtesy to animals," PETA senior vice president Dan Mathews said in the release.

The retailer, which offers moderately priced clothing, made the decision after receiving videos from PETA showing animals being "abused and killed for their fur," the group said.

Kenneth Yi, director of operations for Papaya, confirmed that the company had agreed to stop selling clothing made with animal fur. He said the retailer intends to sell the "very few" remaining fur products in its stores but would not order new fur items.

stuart.pfeifer@latimes.com

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