Thursday, 21 March 2013

Topshop teams up with PETA

Topshop has teamed up with PETA UK for a campaign to 'keep wildlife out of your wardrobe'.
The campaign was launched to promote awareness about the exotic skins trade in fashion, and to send out the message that those skins belong on the original wearer and not in our wardrobes!

 Image: courtesy of PETA

In the exotic-skins industry, snakes are commonly nailed to trees and skinned alive, and alligators and lizards are bludgeoned with hammers. It often takes several agonising hours for the animals to die, usually from shock or dehydration. These days there a so many great, synthetic alternatives to leather, fur and other skins that do we really still need to wear dead animals?

For more info on this campaign, visit PETA's website here.
To sign the pledge against the exotic skins industry visit here.
And visit here to view PETA's Vegan Fashion Awards 2013 where my favourite ethical designer, Stella McCartney, won in the Most Stylish Women's Shoes category. Gorge shoes below.....drool!
(£425 at Stella

So what are your views on using animal skins in the fashion industry?

Ruby Lou x

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