It’s quite obvious that I love fur. My little sister hates me for it and I wouldn’t be surprise if PETA struck me with its wrath sooner rather than later, considering the numerous furs in the posts of this website.
True fur or fake fur? It’s quite a broad topic.
The main argument in favor of fake fur is of course the protection of the species whose furs are used.
That being said, 85% of furs come from stockbreeding.
That doesn’t change the fact that you’re wearing a dead animal on your head or shoulders but when you buy a bag or a pair of shoes that are made out of leather, all you’re doing is wearing that dead animal on your arms and feet. When you eat fish or meat, all you’re doing is consuming animal flesh.
Some among us have the strength of conviction to refuse the consummation of other animal species, be it on their arms, feet or in their stomachs and I truly admire that strength of conviction.
Personally, I don’t have it. Not yet. For the simple reason that there are pros and cons on both sides of this furious debate and that at this stage no answer is fully satisfactory, even after having read about all there is to read on the subject.
When I hear that natural fur is sold as fake, because it is less expensive, I am outraged for the people who have strong convictions against fur.
When I read studies according to which nylon, acrylic and polyester, which are necessary in the fabrication of faux fur, are made with petrol which is non-recyclable and that these synthetic fibres will take between five hundred and a thousand years to decompose, I am not convinced.
On the other hand, when I gather that natural fur requires the usage of chemical dyes, I am not convinced either.
Nonetheless I know that if I am somehow convinced of the absolute necessity of not wearing real fur, I will stop wearing it without a second thought.
Max Mara coat – André Canadian Hat fur toque – Gap jeans – Loft top – Fendi handbag – Repetto ballet flat shoes – Maison Martin Margiela + Mykita sunglasses – Bulgari necklace