Nordstrom’s private labels haven’t been using fur and exotic animal skins for years, according to Teri Bariquit, chief merchandising officer at Nordstrom.
Nordstrom currently sells merchandise from brands that would be impacted by the new policies and the company is “encouraging those brand partners to re-evaluate their use of fur and exotic animal skins,” according to a Nordstrom spokesperson. “Many of our other brand partners have already made this update,” the spokesperson said. “Extending this policy to all the brands we carry is a natural next step for our business.”
Under Nordstrom’s new exotic animal skin policy, it will continue to carry products that are derived from cows and calves, sheep and lambs, pigs, goats and water buffalo. Nordstrom will not carry exotic animal skin products that are derived from — but not limited to — lizards, snakes, pythons, alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, sharks, kangaroos and stingrays.