Furry problems of a 21st century fashionista
It was a casual winter morning when I casually woke up and started my casual day going to a meeting dressed in my pink faux fur coat.
Suddenly, I saw an outdoor campaign in the bus stop, made by a local animal rights organisation saying everyone who wears fur has an outdated ancient mindset. Ok, I thought, I see what you did here BUT...
How on Earth am I supposed to feel in my fluffy synthetic cotton candy outwear which is my second winter skin? And I'm, OBVIOUSLY, not the only one. The misleading part is that we are talking about real fur problem here and not the fur fabrics in general.
The path of solving the problem so people would leave original fur owners alone goes through positivity, talking about possible alternatives, explaining and educating what to DO instead of shouting to their faces they are a bunch of killers. For example promoting the cruelty-free furry alternatives. No worries, guys, that's why WE are here!!!
In our industry today we have lots of faux fur alternatives from fashion to the interior - coats, jackets, accessories, even shoes, fluffy objects that look great in pictures and in life such as pillows, bed sheets or rugs.
Let’s not forget, there are two sides of a coin. Materials used to make this beautiful fibre are synthetic and currently mostly are made from non-renewable sources and are not that easily biodegradable. So there is plenty of space for industry to stretch and go eco-friendly way.
If you love animals and our planet the best alternative is to shop for fur in vintage, second-hand shops or online selling platforms from people who are already done with their fur.
Got tired of your coat? Make it into something else, give it to your mom, reuse - be sustainable, recycle & upcycle. Get creative! In the end, it’s always a matter of responsible use and don’t you dare to forget that because Mama Earth is watching you.