Cruelty-Free Fashion: Aussie Designers Shun Fur and Angora
As public disgust for the fur industry builds, an increasing number of top designers in Australia and New Zealand are choosing to ditch cruel fur and angora from their collections.
Fur-Free and Fab
Most recently, designers Wayne Cooper and Aje. assured PETA that they don’t and won’t use fur in their designs. These kind designers join the ranks of over 100 fur-free fashionistas, including Justin Davis, Gail Elliott, Nicola Finetti, Camilla Franks, Ginger & Smart, High Tea, Alannah Hill, Joveeba, One Teaspoon and Fleur Wood.
Still Supporting Cruelty
Unfortunately, heartless designers such as Annah Stretton still apparently think it’s OK to torture animals so that they can be turned into cuffs, collars and coats.
Want to Help?
- Urge fashion festivals in Perth and Sydney to follow the compassionate lead of Virgin Australia’s Melbourne Fashion Festival, which has already banned fur from the runway.
- Ask New Zealand designer Annah Stretton to stop using fur in her collections.
- Take our pledge to be fur-free.
Each of these actions takes just a few seconds – but could save the lives of countless animals.
Always speak out against fur – whether you see it on a passer-by on the street or in a shop window. And encourage your friends to do the same!
Angora No More
In addition to fur, ethical designers and brands are also shunning angora. In 2015, the Just Group – which owns retailers such as Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Dotti and Portmans – announced that it would no longer source garments made from angora, thanks in part to receiving thousands of letters from PETA supporters.
Take a look at this investigation footage to find out how rabbits suffer for angora wool:
Dozens of other companies – including Fast Future Brands, General Pants Co., Jeanswest, David Jones, Myer and Sportsgirl – have also made the compassionate decision to stop selling angora.
The world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex, not only permanently banned angora products from its clothing lines but also donated 20,000 brand-new angora garments from previous seasons to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Ahmad Mousa/Demotix | PETA UK
Want to Help?
- Pledge to leave angora out of your wardrobe.
- Educate your family and friends about the cruelty behind angora products. You can easily download and print PETA’s angora leaflet (black-and-white version, colour version) to help you.
Many people are unaware of the cruelty behind this industry. With your help, we can change that.
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