Even though fur usage declined, it is now back on the rise. For some reason, people really think that fur is a good thing, although I'll never understand why? All I see is vicious cruelty. And I've been following along as many of the fashion pubs, brands and blogs jump onto Tumblr. The bombardment of fur visuals from this week is hella depressing.
These images just make me sick. Skinning an animal after keeping it in horrid conditions and then electrocuting it to death? 60 minks, 10-20 foxes or beavers, 30-50 raccoons, 6-10 seals, 110 squirrels or 130-200 chinchillas have to die for one fur coat! That's fashion!
I mean how can you look at this:
And not see that it was once this? Yet so much lovelier and more wondrous:
To cleanse my mind I had to go look for some cute shoes that are totally vegan and don't make me depressed as hell.
So, since I'm on a flats kick here are some sweet ballet flats from Beyond Skin and come in oodles of colors and are on sale!
I also popped by Cri de Coer because I'm loving cap-toe flats (in fact I'm wearing a cute faux patent tan and black pair from Gap right now). Cri de Coer's are pricier but they are also on sale right now.
You can learn more about the horrors of the fur industry if you dare.
Fur is easy to avoid, so let your favorite designers know that they should ignore the bribes of the fur industry and keep their clothes cruelty free.