Video: What’s in Kalel’s (Vegan) Closet?

YouTube Superstar Shows Off Her Animal-Free Wardrobe, Teams Up With peta2 to Urge Bed Bath & Beyond to Nix Down Pillows and Comforters

For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – The fall fashion season is in full swing—and to help shoppers find the chicest cruelty-free trends, YouTube star Kalel has teamed up with peta2, PETA’s youth division, for an intimate tour of her all-vegan closet.

In the video, Kalel shows off some of her favorite vegan pieces—including a delicate silk-free cami, a cozy wool-free sweater, and killer vegan leather combat boots—and shares why she decided to clean animal skins out of her closet. “As time went on and the more woke I became about where my stuff was coming from, the more I honestly just—I wanted nothing to do with it,” she explains. “If everyone knew, no one would be buying the stuff.”

That’s why Kalel also sent a letter to Bed Bath & Beyond urging the company to stop selling bedding and other items made with down and noting that birds used in down production are often pinned to the ground by workers who violently yank out their feathers by the fistful while the animals are still alive. “[M]ore consumers than ever before are choosing sustainable vegan products,” she writes. “A business-savvy decision to drop Bed Bath & Beyond’s down items would be one that my millions of friends supporting PETA and I would enthusiastically support.”

peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—has also revealed that cows killed for leather are beaten and electroshocked, rabbits used for angora scream out in pain as their fur is ripped out, sheep are kicked and stomped on by shearers throughout the wool industry, and 3,000 silkworms are killed to make 1 pound of silk.

Kalel is part of a long list of celebrities—including Noah Cyrus, Hayes Grier, Jordyn Jones, Kesha, P!nk, Madelaine Petsch, Skylar Stecker, and many others—who have teamed up with peta2 to promote kindness to animals.

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