REASONS TO DITCH FUR THIS WINTER
With major fashion brands — Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and, most recently, Gucci — opting to go fur-free, as well as Vogue Paris's faux fur-heavy August 2017 issue, the alternative approach is becoming more popular among industry insiders and consumers alike. There are loads of faux fur jackets and coats (in fun colors and statements prints) available right now; they're perfect for a street style moment and possibly the easiest way to dress up any outfit, even if you're literally wearing what you wore to bed.
Purchasing a new fur piece is one thing, as one could argue that the present-day fur industry is directly profiting from those sales, therefore perpetuating the process. But what about vintage fur which isn't part of the contemporary supply chain? Say your grandmother passed a fur down to you, or you found a second-hand piece at a vintage store. When it comes to ethical standards, many in the anti-fur camp believe that fur is fur and wearing any form of it is an endorsement of fur-farming practices in general. We've also heard the side of the argument that vintage fur is much better for the environment than a new piece made up of synthetic or treated fabric.
Conflicting sentiments aside, there's nothing else that can quite compete with the glamour that fur lends to an outfit, whether genuine or faux. Let us know where you stand on the issue of vintage fur by commenting below, and after that, shop our faux-fur picks!