21 February 2010

Vegan yarn, fake fur, man-made fibers

I read a well-worded post at Outsapop Trashion about real vs. fake fur; how do you feel about it? Whether you're vegan or just against killing animals for their fur, lots of peepz are not into wearing real fur, and choose fake.

But... DID U KNOW: fake fur is made from petroleum/oil! So are acrylic yarns and most other non-natural fibers. I did a little internet searching and apparently acrylic fibers can take between 500 and 1,000 years to decompose.

SOLUTION? Recycled/used/secondhand! Only recycled fibers actually reduce waste. This is why I take the time to unravel sweaters, dudes!

Read the original post here.

1 comment:

Clare said...

You make a very good point here. I'm not sure how I feel about real fur - I don't even know if I'd wear fake. You get a lot of comments in the street about wearing fur, and I'm not sure I'm ready to have abuse hurled at me. Saying that, if I were to wear real fur, it would have to be recycled. I would never dream of wearing new fur!