In the past years, many fashion brands have gone fur-free (and leather-free), from Gucci to Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors. The recent surge in the anti-fur movement shows that more and more people are concerned with animal rights and the environment. The clothing industry is now shifting towards more conscious, sustainable, and animal- and eco-friendly products.
But the debate on fur vs. vegan clothes is far from over and the topic is as controversial as ever. So recently, people initiated a Tumblr thread to shine some light on whether wearing fur and leather clothing is truly so harmful to animals and the environment, and if vegan clothes are genuinely so innocent and animal-friendly.
The Tumblr user teaboot first wrote “I understand why people dislike leather and animal products,” but she then continued by stating that she still wears her mom’s leather coat from 1989.
More people joined in, throwing in some illuminating reasoning on just why animal and fur products might be in fact superior to vegan clothing. Read the full thread down below, which will surely give everyone a lot to think about on this hot topic.
This Tumblr thread defending fur and animal clothes against vegan ones gives a lot to think about
This person tried to debunk the belief that vegan materials are superior to natural ones, claiming it’s just another form of plastic
This person explained why natural materials like hemp, cotton, and linen may not be an option
This person claims that wool, fur, and down are the only materials that keep you warm in harsh climates
Someone said that sheep shearing is harmful, but this person had a response ready
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Image credits: teaboot