The ethics of faux fur

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by adakallgren on 29 May, 2015

Is faux fur more harmful to the environment than naturally renewable real fur? the debate goes on.

On our minds is i-D’s recent article questioning the ethics of faux fur and comparing it to that of the real deal. Whilst the reason for dismissing real fur for faux may be obvious, critics (including furriers themselves) argue that faux fur, a man-made material based on high-toxic synthetics such as acrylic, is inevitably more harmful to the environment than naturally renewable real fur. We feel the debate highlights the role of personal values in ethics and the power of the consumer to reflect these in their spend. Image: fake fur coat from Stella McCartney’s AW15 collection. More here

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