Reader Meg Allan Cole made this video for Craft about the virtues of faux fur. Meg makes DIY home decor and fashion videos, and says that while she’s “always even hated faux fur as it suggests we need animals to be fashionable…inactivity does nothing to create change so instead I embraced faux and show an alternative to the barbaric trend of real fur.”
Way to go, Meg! We love your bunny!
You guys, I want to confess something: I love fake fur. I own one item of clothing that has fake fur, and it is 100 percent cotton and domestically produced and every time I wear it I feel warm and snuggly and also adorable.
Let’s set aside the question of whether wearing vegan clothing that looks totally not is bad for the animals, and get into fake fur, because it’s totally problematic. Think of the false labeling! Think of the raccoon dogs! Fucking gross. But what if you could wear fake fur and know that it was definitely fake, and that purchasing it helped animals?
Ecouterre collected “seven foxy faux-fur fashions that are eco-friendly*” this week, which included this pair of faux-fur earmuffs from Imposter. I LOVE THEM. So I checked out the company’s site, and they’re great! Its founder, Jaclyn Sharp, fell in loved with a rescued horse called Draco and from there, started doing more work for animals! She’s so cute—imagine the power of a blond horse girl from Connecticut put to good causes.
*One of their items is made of lambswool, which is unfortunately not vegan, but is definitely not fur.