Faux Fur: The Luxurious and Ethical Option
It’s a fashion statement and an expression of love for our planet.
Over the last few decades, the fashion industry has changed immensely its perspective of fur.
It is the result of fashion listening and responding to consumers’ concerns and especially to animal-rights activists, in this case. Using faux fur reduces the use of animals for materials. It sends a message of responsible and ethical fashion designers.
Faux fur is made of synthetic polymeric fibres, which are forms of plastic. They are perfect for our fashion and planet lovers. It does not take away the impression or warmth of a real fur jacket, yet it responsibly fulfils the desire for a cruel-free closet.
In 2020, a unique and innovative faux fur material – recycled polyester made of processed plastic bottles, was introduced by Ena Pelly through their best selling faux fur jacket. Each jacket uses 60 600ml plastic bottles. Ena Pelly is openly taking steps to reduce the negative impact of fashion products on the environment.
Faz not Fur is an outerwear brand born out of a desire to fill in the gap for ethical fur garments. Nadja Axarlis was a former consumer that spotted the need and it has driven her to establish Faz not Fur. The fabric was carefully sourced and woven together by a Parisian family-run atelier. The result is many timeless, fashionable and ethical items reached consumers’ hands.
Another suggestion the Monde team wants to bring to you is a brand from no other than our Melbourne city – Unreal Fur. The family-owned label aims to end the use of animal byproducts in the industry, including fur by moving towards vegan materials in their design. Unreal Fur’s faux fur is made of modacrylic and polyester fibres processed to prove that faux fur can maintain the tactility and luxury of real fur without making any damage to our furry friends.
Discover the collection of faux fur outerwear we have curated below to keep you warm, trendy and loving towards our planet.