We already knew that ethical, vegan fashion is bigger than it’s ever been – after all, we hosted our first Vegan Fashion Awards this year to celebrate all the great compassionate clothing around these days. We’re absolutely thrilled that this crucial issue has also made its way to the debating chamber of the House of Lords this week.
Baroness Young of Hornsey opened a debate “to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the promotion of ethical and sustainable fashion” – because, as she says, fashion is about much … Read more.
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Here’s something that vegans and meat-eaters alike can agree on: Factory pig farms are bad for animals and the environment. After watching the documentary Pig Business, which shows the conditions in which factory-farmed pigs are raised, fashion designer and lifelong vegetarian Stella McCartney as well as actor Sienna Miller are asking people to stop eating factory-farmed pork and are calling for a European ban on factory pig farms.
Miller states, “Before I started researching the subject, I never truly realised the appalling extent to which pigs – … Read more.
Friday sees the start of London Fashion Week. To coincide with the arrival of the fashionistas in town, we’ve released a new video, narrated by Australian singing beauty Natalie Imbruglia, that graphically documents the horrific cruelty inherent in the fur industry.
While it will be the spring/summer 2011 collections being showcased on catwalks, it is the autumn/winter 2010 collections that are currently arriving in the designer shops. Britain has already produced many innovative and inspiring design talents, including Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, who fly the flag by refusing to work … Read more.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently released a statement claiming that for the past several years, the skins used to make The Queen’s Guards’ distinctive bearskin caps now come from brown bears, not black ones. Sometime during the course of PETA’s campaign, they say, a switch was made.
One might well ask, “So what?” It is unlikely that bears care what colour they are when they are being shot for their hides, and it makes no difference to PETA if the MoD are using the skins from black, brown or, for … Read more.
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I can’t say the 2012 Olympics has filled me with much excitement up until now (I’m not very sporty), but that all changed when I heard the fantastic news that none other than Stella McCartney had been chosen to design the uniforms that will be worn by the British Olympic and Paralympics teams. So you know what that means: our athletes will be going for gold without having to wear the skins of cows as part of their official kits!
Most leather comes from developing countries such … Read more.