In a shocking undercover investigation conducted by PETA Asia (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), dogs were filmed being brutally beaten and then killed by the leather industry for their skin.
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Wool is everywhere. It’s in sweaters, socks, pants, even bedding. But is it an ethical fabric? Or is wool clothing as bad as fur?
The UK Campaign for Wool touts that Wool is Green, but how green is wool, when we follow it from farm to fabric?
Vegan beauty isn’t just for hippies like me, you guys! Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones is proving that it’s totally cool to go cruelty free.
Animal testing is cruel, unnecessary, and widespread. And the range of animals in testing labs might surprise you.
In the UK, the answer could soon be yes! Researchers are developing lab grown skin suitable for cosmetics and pharmaceutical testing. Bunnies everywhere, rejoice!
2013 and 2014 have been big years for animal rights. Sweeping animal testing bans are taking the cruelty out of the beauty industry, but one country is shamefully missing from this list.
The state of São Paulo passed a ban on cosmetics animal testing late last month, and bunnies everywhere did a happy dance.
Whenever I talk about vegan alternatives to leather, I feel like I get a lot of pushback. Leather is a natural material, so it must be eco-friendly, right? I feel like that argument fails on many levels, and the video below is just one example of how unnatural the leather industry really is.
There are many celebrities who work to end animal testing: Ellen DeGeneres is a huge advocate for animal rights…
Great news for animal rights! China is phasing out mandatory animal testing on domestic beauty products!
Ethical fashion is a multi-faceted term, and it can mean different things to different people. What does it mean for you?
March is going to be a great month for animals. Beginning on March 11, any cosmetics containing animal-tested ingredients will be banned in the European Union!
Animal testing in the cosmetics industry is more than just cruel – it’s unnecessary – and it’s great to see big brands like Paul Mitchell and Urban Decay taking a stand against this practice!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been crossing off the days until the premiere of season 10 of Project Runway like a kid waiting for summer vacation. Obviously, the fashions are inspiring, the drama is entertaining, and the judges’ critiques are absolutely hilarious, but one of the main reasons that Project Runway is do-not-disturb television is the unparalleled Tim Gunn.
If you’re an eco-fashionista, chances are you already opt for beauty products from companies that avoid animal testing. The sad truth is that most people aren’t aware of how we treat animals in the name of safer cosmetics, and testing doesn’t necessarily make our cosmetics safer. In fact, testing on animals can really only predict how products will affect humans in a limited way. The good news is that there are companies out there that don’t resort to animal testing.
When I was a kid, a down comforter was just a given in our house. Down is cozy. It’s soft. It’s like sleeping under a cloud, isn’t it? You might not rest so comfortably knowing how those feathers get from the bird to your bed.
While green fashionistas may look at wools as a natural, eco-friendly fabric, there’s a dark side to the wool industry that might change how you feel about knits.
*Warning-Graphic Content* This post on the fashion industry + animal cruelty is for informational purposes. We in no way enjoy showing these images, but feel you have the right to know what is going on.
Just days after Project Runway’s Tim Gunn sent a message to Donna Karan asking her to ditch the use of fur in her collection, the company has announced that her fall 2009 lines will be fur-free with “no plans” to use fur in the future.