Faux Fur vs. Real Fur: Which Is More Sustainable?

by MR Magazine Staff

Putting real fur down a runway in 2019 is almost guaranteed to cause some backlash. After the ’90s saw a wave of animal activists calling real fur immoral, with Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford posing nude for PETA for its “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign in 1994, we are well into the faux-fur era. But now there’s another pressing debate: Is faux fur worse for the environment? Brands such as Prada, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Armani, and Stella McCartney have all taken a stand against using real fur. The British Fashion Council has even banned animal fur from every fashion show during London Fashion Week, and this year San Francisco became the largest U.S. city to ban fur sales. But we haven’t stopped wearing fur look-alikes. As people turn to faux fur, the market is producing realistic-looking alternatives. The issue then becomes that most are made from synthetic materials. Read more at Teen Vogue.