Dump the Fur, Bring on the Faux

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Dump the Fur, Bring on the Faux

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Dump the Fur, Bring on the Faux

It seems barbaric in our times to wear the fur of another animal. Sure, years ago those skins kept us warm and alive during long, cold winters.

However, many people shun the idea of wearing fur, and now some designers are moving away from using them too.

Such designer is Michael Kors who is the latest to join a growing list of luxury brands opting to go fur-free.

Pressure from Animal Activists

There is no doubt that animal activist organizations, such as PETA, have brought a lot of pressure to bear on the fashion industry.

They are one of many groups who have protested against the use of furs of any kind.

Well now, thanks to technological advances in fabrications non-animal or luxe faux furs are as luxuriant and beautiful as the real thing.

Dump the Fur, Bring on the Faux

Dump the Fur, Bring on the Faux

Other Designers Follow Suit

Gucci took the plunge in October, following Stella McCartney’s lead. She has been creating stunning fashion from sustainable faux fur and leather designs for years.

Other designers and fashion houses should be congratulated too. Some of these are Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger and online retailer Net-A-Porter.

Michael Kors Show

Michael Kors will be showcasing his new range of furs made from these new techniques in his upcoming runway show in February, 2018.

Sadly these changes are a long time coming as there are still a large number of brands fully embracing real fur.

Fur Information Council of America spokesperson Keith Kaplan said that, “Nearly 70 percent of major designers included fur in their Autumn/Winter 2017 collections.”

Perhaps with Michael Kors’ move to promoting luxe faux furs other design houses will also see the benefit and drop the practice of using real furs.

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