Plant is a Fur-free Zone

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

2 replies
  1. Alice
    Alice says:

    Whilst I completely agree that real fur is not acceptable, and that we should be as informed and careful as we can when purchasing anything (so as not to support animal cruelty), I find it strange that a place that serves faux eggs and bacon (which I have no problem with) is saying we cannot wear faux clothing. Being cruelty free does not mean we need to limit our aesthetics or tastes. Many, many things were once from animal origin. The point is that there is no reason for them to be from animals anymore and so now we make better choices. Being cruelty free should not mean you cant wear black shoes because they may look like leather. We do not condone violence by liking aesthetics, we make alternatives that are not of animal origin commonplace, and the only acceptable and readily available option.

    • Plant
      Plant says:

      Dear Alice

      Thank you for your comment.

      Our post is an educational blog. We are not telling you what you can and can not do. Did you know that most of the ‘faux’ fur is the pelts of cats and dogs that are skinned alive (the skin comes off easier) on Chinese Fur Farms.

      Our tofu scramble and tempeh bacon does not hurt animals. ‘Faux’ fur does. We understand that there are legitimate suppliers of synthetic fur but we would rather be safe than sorry and say no to fur or fur look alike. There are also no law about labelling dog and cat fur as ‘faux’ and many unsuspecting ethical shoppers have actually purchased the pelt of tortured animals believing they were purchasing faux as the label indicated. Please also remember, just because it states ‘faux’ on the label does not mean it is not of animal origin. One easy test – if you burn it and it smells like plastic it is authentic synthetic. If it smells like burning hair you have an animal product.

      Please watch The Skin Trade


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