What better occasion is there than London Fashion Week to remind the fashion world how utterly unacceptable it is to wear the skin of dead animals?
Outside Somerset House today, three gutsy ladies did exactly that, stripping off to put into practice PETA’s famous slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”!
Hope, Katy and Monica took part in the demo to urge designers, journalists and shoppers to opt for clothing for which animals weren’t bludgeoned, gassed, strangled or electrocuted. After all, fashion should be fun, not fatal.
Investigations into the … Read more.
(Studded Chiffon Back Top featuring faux leather shoulder patches by Forever 21)
It’s been said that fashion is a reflection of your attitude and personality – that it can be a representation of your worldview. Wearing cruelty-free clothing is the fashion-forward way to show the world that you’re compassionate towards animals.
Many PETA-approved fashion labels have made the commitment to sell only clothes, shoes and accessories that contain no leather, fur, wool, skins, exotic skins or any other animal-derived fabric. But you don’t have to limit yourself to buying your threads from … Read more.
In a massive victory for animals, the world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex – owner of Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti and many other brands – has agreed to a permanent ban on angora wool!
This move will help save countless rabbits from being farmed in appalling conditions on Chinese angora farms, where they often have the fur ripped from their skin as they scream in pain.
And, in an extra-compassionate twist, it will help humans too – Inditex will donate its residual stock of 20,000 angora wool garments, worth hundreds of … Read more.
Another victory for people power in the campaign against unethical angora!
In November 2013, PETA Asia’s investigation into Chinese angora farms shook the fashion world and persuaded dozens of brands, including ASOS, Forever 21, H&M and many others, to banish it from their collections. But until now, online retailer Boohoo still had no permanent policy in place banning angora.
Luckily, more than 10,000 feisty PETA supporters sprang into action. After receiving a deluge of messages via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and its website from compassionate people asking it to do the right … Read more.
French clothing retailer Lacoste is the latest company to confirm to PETA that it’s removing all angora wool products and has requested to be added to our list of retailers that do not sell angora.
“As part of its CSR policy, we can confirm that Lacoste has no plan to use angora fibers in its coming collections”, the company says in a statement.
This is great news for animals and compassionate shoppers. PETA Asia’s unprecedented investigation shows that rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer greatly during the cutting … Read more.
Update! We’re always hearing from supporters who are sickened by the cruelty of angora production – in which rabbits have the fur ripped from their skin or are tied up and roughly shorn – and who want to make sure that their favourite stores are angora-free.
So we thought we’d share where we’re up to in the campaign against this violently produced fabric.
As of December 2014, the following companies have told PETA or its international affiliates that they will not be using angora in future collections. It’s quite a list!
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If you care about animals, wool-free fashions are the way to go this winter. Here’s why:
It’s a one-minute glimpse into everything that’s wrong with the wool industry.
2. Because 2 to 6 million baby lambs die of exposure, disease or other factors every year – and that’s just in the UK.
Most deaths occur within 48 hours of birth.
3. Because shearing is rough, terrifying and often deadly for sheep.
This sheep didn’t survive the experience. The shearer handled her so violently that he broke her neck before kicking … Read more.
It’s that time of year again: cheesy songs, Christmas lights, tinsel, mince pies and shops crowded with busy shoppers buying presents for their loved ones. As Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general Christmas shopping frenzy approach, we’re sharing our tips for cruelty-free gifts that will delight your family and friends and don’t come with a hidden price tag for animals.
Here are some tips to ensure that your purchases are full of real Christmas cheer for humans and animals alike.
The naughty list:
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Keep your feet cosy, your conscience clear and your wardrobe on-trend this winter with these vegan shoe picks for every occasion, from an office party to a snowball fight!
Video footage from the leather industry is a shocking reminder of why vegan shoes are the only compassionate choice. Globally, millions of cows and other animals endure beatings and other abuse and then die painfully so that their skins can be turned into shoes, belts and bags.
But on a more cheerful note, there are SO many fabulous shoes out there that have absolutely no … Read more.
I got married in Galway on the west coast of Ireland this summer, and it was the best day ever! And best of all, from the dress to the shoes to the food – no animals were harmed in the making of our big day. While the idea of planning a vegan wedding (or any wedding for that matter) initially seemed daunting, it actually turned out to be a piece of (non-dairy, egg-free) cake.
Walking down the aisle in style (and without harming animals) was no problem. I steered clear of leather … Read more.