Trend Alert: Faux Fur – The look and feel of animal cruelty FOR HALF THE PRICE
Not even Gucci is using real fur anymore, as reported by BOF in October 2017. Unfortunately theres still no way to ban the people who insist on wearing the Gucci fur slides from talking to me, so I guess I'll have to take my wins where I can get them.
Brands like Stella McCartney (Love her. Love her new menswear collection. Have you seen it? Do you want to buy me these shorts? Like, lmk...), Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein have long since had strict no fur policies, and now we can add Gucci to this list.
What I won't do is go into the horrific, violent, and barbaric fur farm practices, but I will let you know that you can read about the environmental impacts of fur here and the less than stellar treatment of animals here. It seems a bit of a no brainer in the current day and age that we must know that fur lined parkas aren't derived from some bucolic field of foxes, minks, and other such tiny animals of that ilk who's life's goal it was to one day pay the ultimate price so that you can look wear their skin as an obnoxious hat.
HOWEVER what I will do, is link you below to some great faux fur pieces that won't break the bank or your moral code. That way, if an overly familiar squirrel tries to step to you in the park one day, you don't have to fear, just bend down and yell loudly "Backoff buddy its FAUX!!".
(JK that's terrible advice! Absolutely do not I REPEAT DO NOT interact with random squirrels. That is I mean, unless you, like me, can talk to squirrels. Its kiiinndd of my ~thing~. I used to come home from school and stand in the front yard and squeak and squeak aaalll afternoon...its a wonder I didn't have more friends....hmm....anyway....but yeah, I'd advise against it.)