CAIRO – 24 July, 2017: People are not the only victims of the high fashion designs, animals are too. Some designer brands use animal leather and fur in their designs.
More than 75 million animals are killed for their fur and leather. According to “Cry of the innocent: the voices that can’t speak,” the world largest supplier of animal skin and the attractive destination of dogs and cats is China.
However, not all fashion designers use animal products in their designs, some actually support animal rights, and they are against animal slaughter for fur and leather.
Hence, as mentioned at The Dodo website, there are seven designer clothes that support animal rights and do not use animal products; these are;
1. Stella McCartney:
She was born on September 13, 1971. She is a British fashion designer. Her interest in fashion began at the age of 13, and she started designing her own clothes. In 2001 she developed her own label. She started following her mother’s footsteps by supporting animal rights, hence she refuses to use any leather or fur products in any of her designs.
2. John Bartlett:
He was born in 1963 at Ohio. He graduated from Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FTI). His first collection was launched in 1991. He raised the issue of animal rights through different organizations. Therefore, all his designs don’t include any fur or leather.
3. Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute coture):
One of the first vegan fashion brands that supports animal rights. Their mission is to take animals out of fashion by creating innovative textiles.
4. Joshua Katcher:
He designs luxury men clothes that do not include any animal products.
5. Vivienne Westwood:
She was born on April 8, 1941. She opened her first boutique in 1971. She is a supporter of animals and doesn’t use any animal products in her designs like the other designers.
6. Tommy Hilfiger:
Tommy Hilfiger was launched in 1985. It is one of the leading brands in the world and the USA. The used to use fur and leather in their products, however they dropped in 2007 after their meeting with the vice president of Pete.
7. Calvin Klein:
He was born on November 19, 1942 in New York. He graduated in 1963 from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Calvin Klein established his fashion house in 1986. He adopted animal friendly designs in 1994.