FENTY Earns Kudos for Animal-Free Hoodie, Corset Dress, and More
For Immediate Release:
April 9, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
New York – A Compassion in Fashion Award is on its way from PETA to Rihanna, whose fashion line, FENTY, just debuted a capsule collection of high-quality faux-leather items, including a corset dress and skirt, button-down shirts, and more.
“Rihanna should take a bow for this stunning cruelty-free collection,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “With her new vegan collection, Rihanna shows how easy it is to create a killer look that no animal had to die for.”
A PETA video exposé of the world’s largest leather producer revealed that gentle cows and bulls were branded on the face, electroshocked, and beaten before being killed for their skin. The process of turning animal skin into leather also requires the use of chemicals, including cyanide, and produces massive amounts of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. Rihanna joins a long of list of stars who’ve used vegan materials in their fashion collections, including Serena Williams, Rooney Mara, RZA, and Jessica Simpson.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.