Ryan Gosling’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Jacket Isn’t Just Sexy—It’s 100 Percent Animal-Friendly

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

The future of fashion is all about cruelty-free fabrics. We know this, and it seems that Ryan Gosling’s Blade Runner 2049 character, Officer K (aka “Joe”), does, too. A box of sheep-shaped vegan chocolates is on its way from PETA to costume designer Renée April, who used laminated painted cotton to make Gosling’s slick, knee-length shearling-look coat.

Fans are obsessed with Officer K’s animal-friendly coat, so much so that Men’s Health magazine deemed the coat itself award-worthy. We’re not surprised that folks are drooling over this cruelty-free garment, and we’re sure that in 32 years, killing animals for their skins will be a thing of the past.

Sheep are kicked, punched, and stomped on in the wool industry, which slaughters young sheep to turn their skin into shearling coats. Vegan is the future of fashion, and PETA is recognizing April for showing how chic—and kind—that future will hopefully be.

Click here to pledge not to buy wool.

Be an Animal-Friendly Stud Like Officer K

The best thing that you can do for sheep is to refuse to buy wool. Use alternatives, including cotton, cotton flannel, polyester fleece, synthetic shearling, and other cruelty-free fibers, as people with wool allergies and who don’t want to hurt animals have been doing for years.

Vegan wool is easy to find, and it will keep you warm and cozy without contributing to cruelty. Click here to discover vegan fabrics that are way better than wool, and click the button below to find out how to wear vegan all the time.

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“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind