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How to Keep Warm without Wool

Half of the world is heading towards winter, with temperatures falling and people layering on warm clothes. Most of the fashion industry still makes consumers believe that the best way to keep the cold out and warmth in comes from animal products.

This certainly was true up until the 20th century. Fur, wool, angora wool, leather, silk, and other products derived from animals were mostly the only way to dress appropriately in freezing temperatures.

Nowadays, there are so many alternatives, but the lobby for wool and fur remains strong. Some fashion designers have completely stopped using animal products, e.g. Stella McCartney , Vivienne Westwood and Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart. Their designs are all animal friendly, with no exceptions. Then there are designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, who went fur-free thanks to campaigns showing the cruelty of the industry towards the animals.

But there also are many products and designs on the market that are more affordable, you just need to always read the labels – something many consumers skip. Not only do they forget, some labels are either so hard to find or printed so small that you either give up looking for them or you can barely read them. But it is worth your while. You will find that you can stay warm without having to worry what the animal had to go through before landing on your back (or feet).

Here are some links for further information:

http://theveganfashionista.tumblr.com/vegandesigners

http://www.peta.org/living/fashion/cruelty-free-clothing-guide/cruelty-free-clothing-guide-vegan-companies/

http://theveganscholar.blogspot.de/2014/09/the-best-vegan-clothing-brands-for-uni.html

http://www.stellamccartney.com/us

http://vautecouture.com

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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“A Little Bit of Leather” Is Like “A Little Bit Pregnant”

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

The only way to keep warm and dry is with leather and fur, right? True, when you live in the last century. But we do not live in the last century, we live in the year 2014, almost 2015, and there are many, many different ways to stay warm and dry without wrapping yourself in a piece of dead skin.

The more we learn about the way leather and fur is produced, the less we can say we did not know about the deaths of millions of animals.

“China’s dog-meat industry was exposed long ago, but did you know that dogs are also bludgeoned and killed so that their skins can be turned into leather gloves, belts, jacket collar trim, cat toys, and other items? You can’t tell the difference when you handle these items—they could have been made from any animal.

A new PETA Asia undercover investigation shows workers grabbing one dog after another around the neck with metal pinchers and bashing them over the head with a wooden pole. Dogs next in line for slaughter are heard wailing and barking as a worker hits them while leading them to the kill floor.

The investigator also documented that dog skin was turned into women’s fashion gloves, men’s work gloves, and other productsthat are exported from China and sold throughout the world to unsuspecting customers. So if you buy leather, remember: There’s no easy way to tell whose skin you’re really in. In fact, cats’ skins are also turned into leather so that every last cent or yuan can be squeezed out of the dog and cat meat trade.

Please watch this very brief video footage now, then share it with everyone you know and pledge to leave leather off your holiday (and any other) shopping list!”

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Scarily, Fake Fur Sometimes is Bloody Real Fur

Photo: HSUS

Photo: HSUS

Sometimes, you cannot see it, feel it nor smell it: those fluffy add-ons on jackets, caps, scarves or coats could be from an animal. And sadly, the life of an animal is sometimes worth even less than the fake fur. And worse still, sometimes the whole coat, jacket or vest is the skin of an animal.

“For the second time in less than a year, Kohl’s was discovered by The Humane Society of the United States to be selling real fur as “faux.” This time, we found a raccoon dog fur-trimmed jacket advertised at Kohl’s as “faux.” With many warm and fashionable alternatives available, there’s no reason to wear animal fur and no reason for Kohl’s to sell it.”

Pleas read more, sign the petition, reblog, share

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=3F472FAD71DDF55DE8AF93A92EC4CB35.app322b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6595&autologin=true&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha92414

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