Once you know of the pain animals go through for fur, you will never desire that kind of warmth again. Animals including beavers, chinchillas, dogs, cats, foxes, minks, rabbits, raccoon, seals, and bears are tortured consciously for their fur. I doubt that sounds better than finding cruelty free winter clothes!
These cruel practices are done on fur farms or by fur trapping. People aren’t the only ones who need to stay warm during the brisk months of winter. Animals’ fur is their way of keeping warm by nature. So, why do people feel like they have the right to rip it right off of their backs? Help stop this cruel pattern by looking into faux alternatives. Thanks to President Obama, the Truth in Fur Labeling Act was signed in 2010 which requires all labels to state the truth about all fur products as well as labeling the species of animal and country of origin.
Now, it is easier and very possible to shop this winter without supporting the suffering of animals. Here are 3 cruelty free winter clothes brands you will love…
Fourever Funky has dozens of fur boots that are 100% vegan. A lot of these boots replicate UGGs. UGGs are truly ugly — but not because of the look. The sheepskin used for UGGs is a disgusting reminder of the lives that were taken purely for product. An investigation in 2011 even discovered that the fur in UGGs wasn’t only from sheep. Thank goodness Fourever Funky has an endless amount of color and style options, because that means there is no reason for anybody to buy real UGGs again.
Don’t let the name fool you; this brand sells cruelty free boots for men and women! On the official website, owner Mark speaks about Vegan Chic’s commitment and states, “We love all animals and are committed to protecting them as they cannot protect themselves.” Vegan Chic sells all kinds of boots such as faux leather, ankle, knee-high, and more!
The “V” in Vaute stands for vegan. This line is “The World’s First All-Vegan Fashion Brand.” How great is that? These coats are made with faux wool and faux leather. Trust me, nobody will miss the real thing.
Start Buying Cruelty Free Winter Clothes!
Your typical chain clothing shops such as Kohls, Target, Payless, and Walmart also have cruelty free products; you just have to read each label carefully. Personally, I shop at Forever 21 and they never fail to please my taste of style. Who says fake is always a bad thing? This is especially good because of Forever 21’s reputation of being very affordable.
If you haven’t done this before, I suggest you make this winter your first year of cruelty free shopping! What are your favorite brands? We’d be happy to hear your comments!