In Vogue’s latest September issue, this article was featured titled, “Fur- Embellished Accessories”, which features fur trim that can “transform even the most traditional accessories into something fantastical”. Like stated before, fur trim poses a greater threat to animals than a full length fur coat, because factory workers don’t use the “leftovers” of the animal, but rather skins another animal just to make a small collar or boot trim. Anna Wintour picks everything goes into the magazine, so she allowed this to run in the magazine, therefore encouraging people to buy these products, encouraging them to support the cruel fur industry.
Products in this article include :
ROBERTO CAVALLI, Shearling-trimmed suede bandage boots, $1.650
ALEXANDER WANG, Polina goat fur and leather boots, $925
MARNI, Goat Hair leather bag, $1,500
Notice the price of these items. They are expensive. They are luxury items. They could have easily been replicated with faux fur instead of using real fur. Wintour decided to put these into the magazine, therefore continuing the encouraging the demand for fur.
Major furriers are keeping their industry alive by pushing fur trim on such items as bikinis, blankets, jeans, scarves, skirts, sweaters, purses, vests, and shoes. The Fur Information Council of America (FICA) reveals the fur trim market to be worth nearly $500 million annually.
There is an easy way to stop this: STOP BUYING ITEMS WITH FUR ON IT. The consumer needs to make the change and realize the cruelty in the process. If we stop buying fur items, designers won’t feel the need to keep producing it because it won’t be considered a luxury item anymore. Also, the price is ridiculously expensive.