Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wear your own skin

Faux Fur is a topic that I feel is very important in fashion. Many designers and brands have opted to utilize this synthetic fabric as opposed to causing unnecessary harm to defenceless animals - BRAVO! I think killing and removing another living creatures skin to wear it is the LEAST luxurious thing you can do. It does not exude status or style it shows me a lack of character and compassion. It is not CHIC it is WEAK.

Let's talk about the wonder that is faux fur shall we.

FAUX FUR FACS: Fake fur is a type of textile fabric fashioned to look like genuine animal fur. It is known as a pile fabric and is typically made from polymeric fibers that are processed, dyed, and cut to match a specific fur texture and color. First introduced in 1929, advances in polymer technology have greatly improved faux fur quality. Today's fake furs can be nearly indistinguishable from the natural furs they imitate.

In the 1940s, the quality of fake furs was vastly improved by advances in textile manufacture technology. However, the true modern fake furs were not developed until the mid 1950s, with the introduction of acrylic polymers as replacements for alpaca hair. These polymers were particularly important because they could provide the bulk required to imitate real fur without the weight associated with other fake fur fabrics. They were also easier to color and texture than alpaca fibers.

What does Tim Gunn & PETA Say? do YOU know where fur comes from? really?

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Karl Lagerfeld, for CHANEL has changed his perspective on fur for F/W 2010 collection: “Technical advances are so perfect you can hardly tell fake fur from the real thing. Fake is not chic — we have got a new Chanel tweed to stop copies — but fake fur is.”




He still needs to change his "Fendi" attitude as he will continue to show real fur in his collections for the house.

Other FUR-FREE designers/Retailers include (but are not limited to the following): Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Top shop, Polo Ralph Lauren, Old Navy/Gap/Piperlime/Bananna Republic, Liz Claiborne, Inc.(incl. 15 brands), H&M, Guess? Inc., BCBG Max Azria ...and MANY others. My Faux Fur hat off to all of you! for being Compassionate & Creative!

List of Friendly & Fabulous Designers

Designers duty to fashion and clients is to be CREATIVE. With the thousands of other textile choices why choose cruelty or murder? real fur is FAUX-Fabulous ~ Wear your own skin!


Beige VINTAGE FAUX Fur Capelet Jacket/Cape. Floral pattern on silk liner. "Glenoit" label (A Luxuriant Pile Fabric) - No Size. Open Concept. Front Arm slits. Excellent condition with the exception of an "H" written on the liner in black marker (inside @ neckine) - I wonder who Mrs/Miss "H" was?

Vintage Saks Fifth Ave Faux Fur Bomber Jacket


  1. i share the same opinion as you on fur. i think its exremely cruel and it doesnt relate to today's society. it was understanble during the stone age for the protection agaisnt the cold but today we have so many chic alternatives that there is no need to go there. bravo on the post!


    Another faux fur line - called Imposter, backed by the likes of Angie Harmon & Carrie Underwood. A portion of the profits go to Farm Sanctuary : )

  3. Thanks Angie1814 for the link!! great site XO