Hello Free Spirits,
I’ve been playing around with fashion styles lately and I love the look of a big fur jacket. It instantly makes an outfit look ten times more expensive and glamourous. I am aware that there are real fur jackets out there but this article will show you why faux fur is much better than the real thing. After the list scroll down for pictures of me in some awesome Faux fur!
Why Faux Fur is Better
- It looks better, a lot of fashion designers and high end retailers are using faux fur in their collections. Technology has come a far way and if we can make a vegan meal taste like real chicken, we can for sure engineer faux fur to look and feel like the real deal. Some disadvantages to real fur is that it’s, prone to fading and changing colour in less than a year. It also needs to be stored in special temperatures and it requires special cleaning services.
- It is illegal to sell certain furs. Real furs such as Leopard, Tiger, Bear and Monkey are all banned for resale in Canada and USA. Most of these animals are on the endangered list, so making the sale of these animal furs illegal, keeps people from hunting and killing these animals for money.
- There are over 50 million animals killed every year just for their fur. That is mass genocide, and totally unfair. Just because these animals were born with a particular fur they have to suffer their whole lives and die, in the name of fashion.
I will show you exactly how cool faux fur looks when paired with simple fancy leggings and high rise faux leather boots!
Faux Fur can be just as warm as the real thing, in fact the furs that I am wearing above survived the cold canadian winter test of -5degrees, as tested by me(the person that is always freezing).
The best place to buy some faux furs depends on your fashion sense. Almost every retailer in Canada and USA such as Forever 21, Zara, H&M have a large selection of Faux Furs. These retailers aren’t the best for the environment and their workers(often underpaid and working in sweatshop like environments) so I recommend other alternatives. Thrift shops and consignment stores have a great collection of faux furs. I got my faux fur jacket from Pass it on a wonderful consignment store in Toronto! If you are lucky you can get a faux fur jacket on sale for more than 50% off its regular price. What’s also great about thrift shops/consignments is that you are not contributing to generating more waste. Like the saying goes, “Another one’s trash is another ones treasure” or in this case/favourite fashion piece!!
Have a wonderful, warm and fashionable week!
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Thank You to Pass It On Toronto for the wonderful Faux Fur Jacket! I recommend visiting them for some great designer finds and professional styling.