December 2018

5 Most Animal-Friendly and Cruelty-Free Fashion Brands

December 17, 2018
Ethical Elephant

  It has been going in for quite a long time now that animals have been used an abused in the fashion industry, whether it is to make leather or fur based outfits. However, the good news is that a lot of fashion forwards and forward-thinking fashion labels have decided to call it quits with animal cruelty and do their bit in helping the voiceless beings. With the news of a high-end fashion label announcing that they are going fur-free or leather-free, almost every other month, it has now become quite fashionable to go cruelty-free. Stella McCartney: Image source: heritadolcevita Stella McCartney might perhaps be the most animal-friendly high-end fashion brand that you could ever come across. Stella McCartney herself has been an animal advocate and a huge PETA supporter for a long time, so it goes without saying that her label would also reflect her ideas in the most effective manner. She has vowed to steer clear of using both fur and leather and has made sure that she only uses responsible and animal-friendly materials. Apart from all this, she has also been the voice of reason all through and promotes the idea of a animal-friendly fashion industry to her fellow designers and shoppers alike. Vivienne Westwood: Image source: vogue For Vivienne Westwood, being a long-term vegetarian that she was, using fur in her designs did not seem to be doing her vision justice. So, after being made aware by PETA, about the cruelty that the animals are subjected to in the fur industry, Westwood decided to renounce the use of fur in her designs too. Now like many of the other designers, she has switched to using faux fur in her designs. Tommy Hilfiger: Image source: goodsearch Tommy Hilfiger might perhaps be one of the most popular international …

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Taking Care of Faux Fur in winters

December 7, 2018
lily-like

Winter has finally arrived, and with it, so has the need to bring out clothes from deep inside our wardrobes! From woollens and caps to scarves and those trench coats, all have become a necessity now! But among all these, there is one material in particular that rules most of our hearts; faux fur! Fashionable, comfortable and utterly wonderful to look at, faux fur is everyone’s answer to chic and effortlessly styled clothing. The best part, however, is that it is cruelty-free and that no animal had to get hurt for us to enjoy the texture of the fur! However, the one thing that it all comes down to is how we take care of these faux fur when not in use and when they are in use too. Storage: Image source: withoutatrace Be it a coat made solely of faux fur or another clothing element with a touch of faux fur to it, storing it the right way is of utmost importance. Just a few points to remember: Remember to store your faux furs away from humidity and in a dry and cool place. Though faux fur getting wet can get quite messy, the humidity can make it fuzzy and frizzy which in turn makes it look weird. The best way you can store them is by keeping them inside a garment bag or some kind of a container. Never store your faux fur near a place which has access to a constant source of sunlight. Any kind of overexposure to the sunlight on a regular basis can fade the colour off of clothes and faux fur alike. Maintenance: Image source: wordpress Maintenance is not really that big an issue when it comes to faux furs as long as you have been following the storage rules to the T. There are, however, a few things …

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