Saturday, 4 November 2017

Are you FUR real?

I noticed an article about how millennials could be the newest target consumers to bring back fur. I just don't think that it is the case. As it states in the article, we as a generation, are a lot more conscious of how things are made and where things come from, so why would we support and enable the fur trade? 

Celebrities have such a huge influence, and the fact that many wear real fur, is dangerous and damaging. I wouldn't describe myself as an animal activist or anything like that, however I wouldn't like the thought of wearing the skin of a defenceless animal. 

People of my age are fearful. Many people would not wear real fur out of fear. Fear of being judged by the thousands of people on social media with strong opinions on animal cruelty. This, in my opinion is one of the main reasons why I can't see the fur trade being enhanced by millennials. People are either completely against wearing fur for the sake of animal rights, or they are way too scared to wear it, for fear of being publicly shamed. 

The problem is, fur looks good. Wether its fur trims, or fur cuffs, its cool, and its timeless. I personally don't feel as though fur is outdated, I think that it is classic, and it always seems to be reinvented to look interesting and chic. 

One thing after reading that article that I found interesting was that the manufacturing of creating faux fur is a process that is extremely damaging for the environment. So when I sit and think, you can't really win as a consumer. You are either wearing fur that is off of an animals back, or you're wearing fur that has contributed to the death of a polar bear in the antarctic. Sounds dramatic but there is truth in what I'm saying. 

So why not scrap the idea of fur altogether?  

But then where does it end? 

Nylon, Polyester, Wool, and Viscose. Just a few other materials that are extremely damaging for the environment. When you look into it, theres not really anything that can be done. Fashion is an industry that isn't good for the environment, but we all thrive off fashion. It is part of our everyday life. 

In my opinion, we are all part of the problem. So I don't think people should be judged for wearing a real fur coat because, in my opinion, they're no worse than someone wearing a faux fur coat. It all comes down to personal preference. Let people wear what they want to wear. 




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