The Italian fashion label Fendi have launched their latest fashion collection – and nearly all of it is based around animal skin or fur. Coats, jumpers, dresses, handbags, belts and iPad cases – even teaming the look with crocodile-print tights.
I for one am not against wearing animal-style print – but will NOT wear real fur, and thought this practice had been outdated long ago! What type of person is it (one with more money than ethical sense perhaps) that will wear the pelt of an animal that has been specifically killed for that purpose?
A spokesperson for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said “Fashion should be fun, and there’s nothing fun about draping models in skins torn from the backs of animals who may have been alive and able to experience every agonising second of it… truly creative and talented designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Marc Bouwer, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein, all refuse to use fur in their collections…Even Karl Lagerfeld used faux fur in his autumn 2010 collection – proving that you can have a look that kills without killing animals.”
Would you buy this handbag if you knew that the animal who’s skin was used to make it most likely suffered an agonising or terrifying death?
Extracts from: Daily Mail article 24/2/12
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