Plant is a fur-free zone and we do not condone the wearing for faux-fur either. Why you may ask? Our answer is simple: animal cruelty.
Investigations conclude approximately 50 million animals raised on fur farms around the world, are killed for their pelts annually. This statistic does not include rabbits (approx. 70 million) or the millions of dogs and cats used for the faux-fur industry.
More often than not, dogs and cats are used in the making of garments ‘trimmed with fur’ yet labeled as ‘faux fur’. The labeling laws are not stringent enough. Fashion buyers and shop assistants are not knowledgeable enough. As a result, we mostly don’t know what we are wearing and the risk is too high.
“Raccoon dogs are raised by the millions in China and in smaller numbers in Finland,” says Humane Society’s Pierre Grzybowski. “A good number of them are skinned alive (in China) because of the lack of animal welfare laws or oversight. Raccoon dogs’ fur is by far the most commonly mislabeled and misrepresented, but you also find rabbit, raccoon and coyote fur not labeled.”
Adien Aggenbach, the founder of Plant explains further “even if your faux fur is not real fur, by wearing it, you make fur look attractive and glamorous. I believe the only one that should wear fur is the animal themselves.” Fur belongs to the respective animal not to humans.
It is cruel and unnecessary.
Please consider this information and the facts and stop supporting the fur and faux-fur industries. There are so many textile alternatives, please don’t buy faux-fur.
Please read more:
Fur trade facts
Ten reasons not to wear fur
Seven reasons not to wear real fur
Is your faux-fur made of dog or cat
Is your faux-fur really dog
Is your fake fur really cat fur
Apparel labeling requirements