No, never really I did think what I am wearing, matters. Fur to me was just something soft. Visually wearing fur is not very appealing. Primarily a winter-wear, fur is usually worn in most mild and cool climates around the world due to its superior warmth and durability. Ethnically indigenous people like Inuit peoples of the Arctic, Russia, Scandinavia and Japan wear fur. Fur is surely not an exclusive winter-wear choice but for decades it had continued to be sought-after and premium.
Some common animals, which are the main source of extraction for fur garments, include fox, rabbit, mink, beaver, stoat, otter, sable, seals, cats, dogs, coyotes, chinchilla, and possum. Prizes fur jackets, overcoats, headwear and scarfs greatly vary depending on their color and texture.
This post voices the opinion that fashion should be fur free. It is fundamentally very unstylish to wear a life for fashion. For the sake of debate, it is surelyl unacceptable to consume lives as well, however that is altogether a separate discussion. Fortunately we are living in a very equipped era for all kinds of climatic hassles compared to tribal groups who took to wearing fur garments to combat the harsh winters. Because of such fashion preferences for a niche group of people animals are ruthlessly killed to fulfill the unexplained quest for exclusivity and style. In such industries often barbaric instances like dog and cat fur being sold and labeled as Mongolian wolf takes place to disguise the buyers. Furriers often sell fur of exotic animals like raccoon dogs.
Buyers pay thousands of dollars to buy garments made of fur from Red fox, Golden jackal, cats, minks, and rabbits.
Is it all worth it?
Celebrities are one of the key drivers behind the rise of this practice, yet equally there are celebrities who are responsible. It is the pick of the followers which path they are eager to take.
Supports Wearing Fur
- Lady gaga – Her Mtv award meat dress says, how much animals are unsafe around her
- Jennifer Lopez – Animal prints always
- Paris Hilton
- Kim Kadarshian
- Paul McCartney
- Khloe Kardashian
- Kate Winslet
- Victoria Beckham
- Pamela Anderson
- Angelina Jolie
See below some of the anti-fur campaigns from around the world :
(Source – http://www.behance.net/gallery/Anti-Fur-Campaign/1793390 )
(Source – http://www.tree-nation.com/trees/588785)
(Source – http://fashion-lab-birmingham.blogspot.kr/2010_03_01_archive.html)
We have all come to world with equal rights. It is our moral right to protect the vulnerable and the innocents as much as possible which are within our rights. Each conscious step taken in our every life creates a massive collective impact.
Fashion is flamboyant not fragile.