Good evening to all my Femm readers out there. I have a fashion blog for you guys today. The company, Versace, will be going fur free! For many years this company and others like Gucci, Michael Kors, Armani, and Tom Ford used to sell real fur products. But thanks to environmental activists and anti-animal cruelty activist, the fur trade industry has been exposed of their barbarism. Thankfully, people now know the pain and suffering animals have endured and people are beginning to refuse to shop from companies that are not fur free.
Warning!!! Has some graphic photos. Viewer discretion is advised!
Animals are usually trapped in the wild by hunters or poachers and are painfully ensnared for hours on end losing circulation and suffering pain, dehydration, and other ailments. Other animals are bred in tiny cages covered in blood, feces, dirt, grim, and other substances. Most of them are crammed together in these small cages and are forced to breed repeatedly at unnatural rates. But the worst is when they skin them alive for their fur. They use any means to get the skin off like slicing it off with a blade, plucking it off, or using chemicals to dissolve it off. Afterwards, they throw the animal away to die.
Because of reports like these people are wanting to end the fur trade. Dame Donatella even explained that killing animals for fashion didn’t feel right. It’s good to see that the brand has stopped using fur coming from raccoons, minks, foxes, and yes, even dogs. They are killed the same way so are cats. This is a huge step for ending the fur trade on a global scale. More companies have stopped using fur such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfinger, and online relater Yoox Net-A-Porter. Some companies have even banned with the Fur Free Alliance to end the fur trade. The British designer Stella McCartney takes it a step further with her vegetarian fashion meaning using no fur, leather, or feathers on her designs.
Hopefully more companies will become fur free and end the barbaric fur trade. It’s not a practical source of clothing anymore; especially since we have other fabrics to keep us warm and are still very fashionable in the winter. That’s all for this evenings blog post. ‘til next time.