Nickelodeon Star Provides Tips and Tricks for Finding the Hottest Wool- and Leather-Free Styles at the Mall
For Immediate Release:
December 2, 2014
Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Wool-free mittens and caps, leather-free boots, and angora-free fuzzy sweaters … it’s beginning to feel a lot like a vegan Christmas! With more young people searching out trendy animal-free clothing than ever before, Nickelodeon star Daniella Monet stars in an exclusive new video for peta2, PETA’s youth division, in which she shares how vegan shopping is easier than ever—and as much fun as an episode of AwesomenessTV.
In the video, Monet shows off her vegan shopping haul from Forever 21, including warm wool- and angora-free sweaters, a stylish faux-leather skirt, and a durable leather-free purse. “They’re just fun, cute outfits that are also nice to animals,” Monet says. She advises young shoppers to become label readers and avoid anything with wool, cashmere, angora, mohair, and down.
Why is Monet careful about reading clothing labels? On angora rabbit farms, workers often tie rabbits down and violently rip the fur out of their skin by the fistful as the animals scream in pain. Ducks and geese used for down have their feathers yanked out while they’re fully conscious. Cows killed for leather are hung upside down and have their throats slit. On fur farms, minks, rabbits, raccoons, and even dogs and cats are often beaten, drowned, or electrocuted, and sometimes they’re even skinned alive.
Fortunately, cruelty-free clothing and accessories are widely available from a wide variety of retailers, including Forever 21, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Limited Brands, H&M, and Gap Inc. peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—offers numerous fashion tips and features on its website.
Monet is part of a long list of celebrities—including Noah Cyrus, Torrey DeVitto, Holland Roden, Cody Simpson, P!nk, Olivia Munn, and Lea Michele—who have teamed up with peta2 to speak out against cruelty to animals.