Natural Fur: Facts Not Fiction

Following a year of proposed fur bans, industry stakeholders speak out, sharing their perspective on a sensitive issue. By WWD Studios on February 11, 2020 Last year, animal rights activists were successful in California with the passage of AB44, which takes effect in 2023 and makes it illegal to manufacture, sell (or attempt to sell), display, trade,…

Fur Redux

Natural fur gets a second look as artisans restyle, upcycle and repurpose the sustainable material into outwear, apparel, accessories and home décor. By WWD Studios on February 6, 2020 As consumer awareness about climate change and pollution and the negative environmental impact of fast fashion reaches new heights, shoppers are supporting more circular fashion apparel models.…

First fur, now wool?

The war on animal products is bad for conservation and bad for the poor. Whether it is silk, cashmere, leather or fur, animal-derived fashion products are increasingly coming under fire from activist groups. Campaigns to ban fur have transformed into a broader movement against all animal-derived products. The animal-rights organisation, PETA (People for the Ethical…

Plastic Waste Fuels the Fire in Faux vs. Real Fur Debate

Plastic Waste Fuels the Fire in Faux vs. Real Fur Debate Originally posted at https://wwd.com/business-news/government-trade/plastic-waste-fuels-fire-faux-real-fur-debate-1202937005/ By Samantha Conti December 18, 2018 LONDON — To use fur, or not? That is the question vexing fashion brands and retailers large and small as a new generation of animal-rights activists rises up and does battle with the growing anti-plastic lobby…

Fur Bans: Society Has Much More to Lose than Fashion

Far removed from urban activists, Jane Dragon makes hand and foot warmers outside her family home in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. The recent surge in anti-fur campaigning makes me feel angry, but also very sad. Angry, because most anti-fur rhetoric is so completely misinformed and malicious. Sad, because the public debate about fur is based…