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fur seems to be a sticky issue for many animal activists. Some fear that
wearing faux fur sends the message that real
fur is fashionable. While others, like me, tend to disagree. But let me explain…
a vegan, I choose to use my money as a way to vote. Whether I'm buying veggie
burgers, cruelty-free mascara, or even a pair of vegan stilettos, I think that
my dollar is one of the most powerful tools I have to influence social change.
In my mind, buying faux fur sends the message that there is a market for that particular
product, and buying it may encourage designers to incorporate faux—rather than
real—fur into their collections.
you want to send the message that you don't have to hurt animals to feel beautiful, may I suggest you purchase one of these four fabulously faux-fur options?
up, we have SpiritHoods. These unique hoods come in a variety of styles and
animal looks that give you a chance to unleash your inner "animal spirit."
Night Owl, $129.00
fur the "boot" in these faux-shearling (sheep skin) booties. They
would look great with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater!
faux-fur vest can be a hard look to pull off, but paired with the right accessories,
it can give you a look that's both laid back and polished. Can you say "snow
Grey Ruched Zippered Vest, $129.00
winter parka is doubly nice, as it's both fur- and down-free. This faux-fur trim will give you a rough and rugged look, but the cinched waist will keep you looking pretty.
Steve Madden Faux-Fur Trim Hooded
Parka, $74.90 (On Sale)
I do, however, understand
and respect why many people choose not to purchase any faux-fur products. For
those of you who are like me and do wear fakes, I encourage you to also wear one
of PETA's pins to make it clear that your clothing was not made from animals.
your stance on faux fur? Share your opinion in the comment section below and
join the conversation!
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.