Browsing the "animal rights" Tag

4 Animal Testing Bans Across the Globe

February 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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

Video the Leather Industry Doesn’t Want You to See

January 27th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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

European Union Bans Animal Testing

February 4th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

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!

Project Runway Does It Gunn’s Way

July 19th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

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

Human Undergoes Animal Testing for Animal Rights

July 16th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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

Cruelty in the Down Industry

April 23rd, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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

Commercial Wool’s Dirty Secret

April 11th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

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

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