pictured: wearing my favorite faux fur coat, you can find it online here.
Once upon a time, people hunted for food. When they hunted for food, they used their target for everything they needed to live. This included food, tools, and skin or fur for clothing and shelter. The human race has come a long way since the cave days, or days of living off the land. We use wood to build our home, electricity to heat our homes, and we have a wide variety of fabrics to use for warm clothing. The fact of the matter is, we don’t need to use real fur to stay warm and cozy anymore; those days are long gone.
The anti-fur movement has been happening for decades. When I was in high school, I pledged to never wear real fur; and to also advocate against wearing real fur. I don’t see any point in killing animals solely for their fur. The fur industry can be cruel, and the animals are raised and killed for fashion rather than food. There has been an uproar about the use of real fur in fashion since the mid 1900’s; and now, in 2018, the fashion industry is finally getting it!
In September, several global fashion designers pledged to no longer use real fur in their designs. While a few designers had already been fur free for many seasons, new designers joined the ranks of the fur free crowd. Some of these designers included Michael Kors, Donatella Versace, Gucci, DKNY, Furla, Tom Ford, and Burberry. In fact, London Fashion Week claimed to be fur free in September! Love that!
Designers are not the only ones shunning real fur in their collections. San Francisco recently banned the sale of real fur within the city, and this could start a national, or world-wide trend towards more real fur bans.
Let’s face it, it’s 2018. We have the technology, and the design know-how, to re-create the look of real fur. In fact, faux fur can look and feel almost exactly like real fur; and for a fraction of the price! Plus, faux fur is easy to keep clean and does not need to be in a special storage unit over the warm summer months. Faux fur is just better on all fronts! It’s cruelty-free, it’s more affordable, and it’s easy to clean! Love!
I am a huge fan of faux fur. I love the soft and cozy feel of it. I also love that it is synthetic and no animals were hurt to keep me warm and cozy.
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What are your thoughts on the movement towards faux fur, and banning real fur?
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