Feel Good Friday: Cruelty-Free Fashion!
(Amelia... Styled by me & Petco)
As an avid animal lover and one that aims to rarely ever consume animal products, this Friday is dedicated to clothing and accessories that also advocate for a cruelty-free environment. I do own several leather pieces but recently it has been a mental battle whether or not to continue to purchase them since being against animal cruelty is something I highly value. Still undecided, but as I sit here writing this little Amelia runs up to my fingers as if she knows what I am typing. I do not own nor will ever purchase real fur, that is something that isn't a question. Have any of you experienced a similar mental battle on the topic? Or even if you haven't, I would love to hear your thoughts!
I will later do a post on different strictly cruelty-free clothing, accessory, and cosmetics brands but today I am doing a piece by piece round-up! Below are some amazing pieces found along my mission to cruelty-free clothing/accessory...ness (the color theme was unintentional):
- Vegan Leather Wrap Necklace by Urban Outfitters
- Mya wallet by Urban Expressions
- Be Kind T-Shirt by Into The Soulshine
- Hudson by Urban Expressions
- Venus Slip Dress by n:Philanthropy
- Up On A Tuesday Leather Jacket by Lulu's
- Pascala Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag by Anthropologie
Got the Anthropologie pink purse this past week and I'm never letting go!
Heartbreaking Facts from the Fashion Industry
- 85% of the fur industry's skins come from animals who were captive on fur factory farms, where they are crammed into severely crowded, filthy wire cages and later often skinned alive...
- China is the world's largest fur exporter, there are no penalties for the abusers, and they supply more than half of the finished garments in the United States.
- 1 BILLION rabbits are killed each year so that their fur can be used in clothing or for lures in fly-fishing or trim on craft items.
- U.S. fur farms are the only sector of animal agriculture unregulated by the federal government.
- After an animal has been slaughtered, his or her skin is treated with toxic chemicals to keep it from rotting and decomposing in the buyer’s closet.
- One-third of all fur sold in the U.S. comes from animals killed in steel-jaw traps (legal in 43 states). These traps slam shut on an animal’s limb, which causes excruciating pain and leaves the animal stuck and starving, sometimes for days. Often times it crushes an animal’s neck by applying 90 POUNDS of pressure per square inch, leaving the animal to suffer for another 3-8 minutes while he or she slowly suffocates...