Alden Wicker is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She covers sustainable fashion and living, personal finance, and other curiosities.

Faux Fur: Good For Ethics, Bad For The Planet?

Faux Fur: Good For Ethics, Bad For The Planet?

Anti-fur advocates have come a long way since the days of slinging red paint on the fluffy-clad fashion elite. Instead, they now count some key luxury fashion players as their advocates. In just the past nine months, GucciMichael KorsVersace, and the entire Yoox Net-A-Porter universe, not to mention InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown, have all committed to being fur-free, many of whom have expressed a deep interest and dedication to sustainability. But brands aren’t exactly eschewing fur as an aesthetic choice, as some animal rights advocates would hope. Instead, they’re switching to lavish faux fur options — cue up Burberry’s giant happy rainbow cape.

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Inc. Magazine: The Future of Leather Is Growing in a New Jersey Lab--No Animals Needed

Inc. Magazine: The Future of Leather Is Growing in a New Jersey Lab--No Animals Needed