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Hugo Boss is ridding itself of fur. After working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Fur-Free Alliance, the German luxury house announced Monday its decision to adopt a 100 percent fur-free policy, which will come into effect with its 2016 Fall/Winter collection. The company is also nixing angora and down feathers from force-fed, live-plucked geese. And while it currently only “prefers” wool suppliers that don’t practice “mulesing,” a controversial—and arguably ineffective—surgical operation that involves cutting away flaps of flesh from a sheep’s breech and tail to prevent infection from parasites, Hugo Boss says it hopes to be 90 percent mulesing-free by 2020.

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