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Fur – Real or Fake?

pippa middleton fur hatNow that Pippa Middleton has been seen sporting a fur hat as she attended the Cheltenham Festival has it now become acceptable to wear fur?

In the past 10 years sales have tripled as models and designers jump on the trend.

Now widely worn by celebrities including Kate Moss and Lana del Rey and seen on the Armani catwalk why has this disgusting fashion trend been resurrected?

It’s not so long ago that anyone seen sporting fur would be covered with red paint such was the public disgust.

PETA say that a recent poll from Times News Service found that 95% of British women wouldn’t wear fur, but figures from the British Fur Trade Association show that domestic fur sales have increased by 30% between 2010 and 2011.

Globally sales have almost tripled since 2000 due the high demand for fur from the Far East, Russia and from designers who are reinventing fur as a material.

Are we likely to see more pelts on the streets?

Unfortunately we just might, although many others including Stella McCartney who told Grazia ‘everything in my store and every single garment and accessory that you see is cruelty free in the sense that no animal has died to make anything in here.’

Thankfully she’s not alone as top stores including – Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins, All Saints, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, H&M, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Liberty have all pledged not to sell fur.

Heartless designers, including Burberry who are famous for their plaid fashions are now equally well known for the cruelty involved in using feathers from peacocks in their London Fashion Week coat.

With fake fur now looking and feeling so much like the ‘real thing’why on earth would we want to go back to the ‘real fur’ craze

How do you feel about the use of fur in fashion?  Is this one fashion craze that should be given the push?

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