Whether it came from an animal raised on a fur farm or trapped in the wild, every fur coat, accessory, or trim caused tremendous suffering and took a life. There’s no need to be cruel to stay warm and look cool. Vegan furs and other animal-free fabrics are available in stores just about everywhere, and PETA continues to work with designers and clothing retailers to encourage them to enact fur bans and to use and sell only animal-friendly materials. The vegan fashion revolution is here, and fur is definitely out. These days, fur-free is the norm. What’s truly shocking is that some out-of-touch companies such as Canada Goose continue to sell the cruelly obtained material.
The following companies and fashion brands are just a few of the hundreds that have banned fur:
Alice + Olivia
Saks Fifth Avenue
Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning.
Much of the world’s fur comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and often skinned alive for their fur. Fur from China is often deliberately mislabeled—so if you wear any animal fur, there’s no easy way of knowing whose skin you’re in.
What You Can Do to Help Animals
The many companies on this list—just some of the hundreds of conscientious companies that refuse to sell fur—are proof of the progress being made for animals, but other fashion brands continue to exploit and kill them. Please, never wear or buy garments made of fur or with fur trim.