24 August, 2012
Shopping Nightmares. What really is Vegan clothing?
Fabrics to avoid:
1. Leather There are alternatives for garments made with
2. Angora these fabrics. The best thing to do is ask. If you do
3. Shearling not trust the fabrics listed on the tag, or they don't
4. Wool make sense to you, ask a store employee for help. In
5. Shahtoosh cases like these, it is better to be safe than sorry.
6. Fur Remember to always look at the inside of a
7. Vicuña garment, they sometimes tend to have leather or
8. Silk silk on the inside. Some garments may say "faux
9. Alpaca fur" but do not be fooled, what they consider to
10. Feathers be "faux" could be small rodents or dogs. Trust
11. Cashmere me, the fur industry can be very twisted.
To finish off this post, I have one last tip: Do not let the price fool you. Real leather and fur has always been expensive, but there are such things as $300 "faux fur" coats. Not saying that you would want to spend that much. My next blog post will be about wearing faux fabrics like faux fur, leather, feathers, wool, etc. So do stay tuned for that! The question I ask you all now is have you ever accidentally bought an item with real animal skin or fur, and as vegetarians, vegans, or simply animal lovers, would you personally wear the real thing? Share your comments below.