Our fave Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just raised the fashion bar – and our admiration of her – even higher, by today announcing she will ban the use of exotic animal skins in all her designs, starting from Autumn Winter 2019.
The singer-turned fashion icon has never used fur in her collections and this current move seems to solidify her commitment to the welfare of animals.
The fashion house said: “Victoria Beckham will cease the use of exotic skins in all collections as of AW19. The Victoria Beckham brand has never used fur in its clothing or accessories collections and confirmed last year that the brand will remain fur-free.”
Unsurprisingly, animal activist group PETA is stoked. Its director Elisa Allen said: “Behind every crocodile, alligator, snake, or lizard handbag or pair of shoes is a violent death. Victoria Beckham’s decision to ban exotic skins will spare countless remarkable animals immense suffering, and PETA calls on other luxury brands to follow her kind example.”
Other brands taking the same compassionate steps include Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vivienne Westwood, and with the launch of Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles this year, we can only hope this movement towards taking pelts of every kind out of pret-a-porter continues to grow.
Image courtesy of Facebook/victoriabeckham
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Prior to launching The Vegan Company, Melissa co-founded Meat Free Week, an award-winning, global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the impact excessive meat consumption and production has on animals, the environment and human health.
Having traded life in the city and a successful career in magazine publishing for the serenity of coastal-country living, Melissa now lives in northern NSW, Australia with her husband, two daughters and a colourful menagerie.
Melissa believes there’s a huge shift occurring in the way the world views and treats animals and is excited to be a part of the global vegan movement driving this.
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