In case you were unaware, the City of Los Angeles is considering a ban on the manufacture and sale of fur products in the City of Los Angeles.

While fur bans are not new, West Hollywood and San Francisco have had them for some time for example, the proposed ban in LA covers not only the sale of fur products, but the manufacture of fur products.  That could have a grave impact on LA’s garment workers, who are already losing work to those in Vernon or the City of Industry given LA’s rising minimum wage.

The proposed ordinance passed the City Council today.  But, since it was not a unanimous vote, it will be have a procedural, second vote on February 19, 2019.   After that, it is likely to be signed by Mayor Garcetti and it has a proposed effective date of January 2021.

I will update you again once we know more.



Allegedly, “industry sources” have advised WWD that the House Judiciary subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet has scheduled a hearing on a new bill based on the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (“IDPPPA”) or the Destruction of Affordable Fashion Bill, as I call it.

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