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October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7833
Why Fashion’s Anti-Fur Movement Is WinningOctober 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7834
Fur has always been interesting to me. I think part of the reason people have issues with it is the optics. When I see leather, I know it’s cow skin but I don’t think of a cow necessarily, because their skin is usually covered with fur. When I see fur, I immediately think of the animal that used to have that fur. I think a lot of people have similar thought processes.October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7835
If you are anti-fur, you should be anti-faux fur as well.
Faux fur is made of a synthetic product called modacrylic. This fiber is petroleum-based, producing it is highly polluting, and it is non-biodegradable. It is not uncommon for workers working faux-fur producing factories to develop respiratory problems, even black lung.
Actual fur, disregarding some people’s animal welfare concerns, is arguably more sustainable with moderation. And more importantly, doesn’t necessarily put humans at immediate risk, relative to faux fur alternatives. But hey, save the animals, right?October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7836
It’s crazy to me that a lot of this subreddit is not unequivocally opposed to fur farming. Posts like this always bring weird ass arguments from apologists out.
“You care about fur but why not leather huh huh!?”
It’s like when men bitch about western feminists because things are worse in Saudi Arabia. Like bitch you don’t care about either group anyway.
Fur farming is incredibly cruel. It should not exist. And the idea that it can be ethical is a fantasy.October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7837
Fur farming is hella fucked up. It’s not even like trapping or hunting, it’s typical gross factory farming. And it doesn’t even feed people, it’s purely for a luxury good.
And before someone tries to get me as a hypocrite, no, I don’t like meat factory farming either. I spend a solid bit of coin on my meat to get more ethical meat or I go hunting which I consider ethical and I barely eat it as a result. But factory meat farming is still better than fur farms because of the underlying purpose.October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7838
I think it’s so funny when girls are out there protesting and instragramming about fur, but at the same time they’re wearing a jacket with wool or down, leather belt, leather bag and leather Dr. Martens boots, all mass-produced. After they’re done with protesting, they of course go to McDonalds for a burger. Where do they think those things come from?
Whenever I buy a new parka, one of my hard criteria is real fur, and I hope Canada Goose never stops making them.October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7839
While the move away from fur is positive, it does smack somewhat of hypocrisy when [Gucci](https://www.ssense.com/en-us/women/product/gucci/blue-shearling-laveugle-par-amour-denim-jacket/2542128?gclid=CjwKCAjwu5veBRBBEiwAFTqDwcT10jhYcMfn_XvcGuawrWxLuGtimsLXgNG0kaldWUXwPW8OyfnRdRoCbgkQAvD_BwE), [Prada](https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/prada-shearling-lined-leather-jacket-item-13031767.aspx?fsb=1&storeid=10030&size=20&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&pid=googleadwords_int&af_channel=Search&c=871228739&af_c_id=871228739&af_siteid=&af_keywords=aud-322656065162:pla-387057359025&af_adset_id=43514614283&af_ad_id=204345266593&is_retargeting=true&shopping=yes&gclid=CjwKCAjwu5veBRBBEiwAFTqDweAARXgBkaHvdJoE-frnxC4cNJtMunFq9TyOnynrl_mXGSihwBsIzRoC1zoQAvD_BwE), [Burberry](https://us.burberry.com/reissued-2010-shearling-aviator-p45490161?istCompanyId=564e1513-f47e-4b67-be63-f610234165ed&istItemId=-xwpltqmatp&istBid=tztx&gclid=CjwKCAjwu5veBRBBEiwAFTqDwflm-GNfA0pyJVoyzdaqaJSBEza-hKwQlCBvWTMI7EKtMstE8YD0uxoC2sAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CLyZh_eFjt4CFdGIswodkkEE4Q), and [Versace](https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/versace-shearling-jacket-item-12236441.aspx) – all labels listed in the article – have shearling products for sale. Some of those are on Farfetch and Yoox – two companies that recently banned fur sales according to the article. Shearling comes from lambs and sheep and these animals are used for leather and meat, so it’s not exactly the same as killing foxes or minks. But don’t say you’re committed to banning fur if you’re offering sheep fur products.October 29, 2018 at 8:25 am #7840
Didn’t read the entire article, but is it not cheaper and easier to stop doing real fur? Especially if people will still pay the premium associated with real fur?
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