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Animal Fibers That Don’t Belong In An Animal Lovers’ Closet

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If you love animals then you shouldn’t be wearing them. We generally associate animal hides making their way into our closets in the form of fur-trimmed coats (*cough* Canada Goose) or the infamous sheepskin UGG boots.

But fur isn’t the only animal skin we’re taking from and killing animals for our clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories.

To help you identify what animal fibers have unknowingly made its way into your closet, here is a quick guide to some of the most common animal fibers still used today.

If you love animals, I advise you to start reading the labels before you buy and make sure you aren’t contributing to any more unnecessary suffering and killing of animals for a mere fashion accessory.

Types of Animal Fibers Used in Fashion

Animal hides, fur, and feathers used for human clothing, shoes, and fashion accessories are derived from one of the following ways:

  1. animals are killed for their skin or hide (leather, fur, shearling, sheepskin)
  2. animals are bred to produce fibers that we take from them (wool, down, silk)

In the second option, just because animals aren’t killed immediately, doesn’t make it OK for humans to take it from animals. Animals are often killed when their production declines and they live in inhumane and filthy conditions while in captivity.

List of Animal Fibers

Leather

Not Vegan – Animal Skin derived from cows, goats, pigs, cats, and dogs. Origin of animal hide is typically unknown. Also goes by genuine leather, calfskin, calf leather, cowhide leather, lambskin, animal hide.

Suede

Not Vegan – Suede is a type of leather so animals are killed the same way for their skin/hide.

Exotic Leather

Not Vegan – derived from the skin of (usually still alive) alligators or other exotic reptiles. Also known as alligator skin, crocodile skin, snake skin, exotic skin, or just simply leather.

Fur

Not Vegan – Animal skin and fur derived from killing fur-bearing animals.

Wool

Not Vegan – Wool is derived from shearing or cutting the hair of animals, typically a lamb or sheep.

Shearling

Not Vegan – The skin of lambs or sheep with the fleece still attached.

Sheepskin

Not Vegan – The hide of a sheep or lamb with their wool still intact. Also known as lambskin.

Cashmere

Not Vegan – Derived from the coat and wool of goats.

Down

Not Vegan – Derived from the process of painfully plucking feathers of geese and ducks.

Silk

Not Vegan – Silk is obtained by boiling silkworms alive in their cocoons.

If you love animals, avoid buying clothes, shoes, handbags, or other accessories made with animal fibers. There are plenty of cruelty-free and animal-free textiles available now, so there’s no reason we should continue wearing animal skins in 2018!

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2 Comments
  • Chloe Smith
    October 1, 2018

    Do you have a list of alternatives? I’ve heard of vegan leather but not sure about suede/silk egg
    Thanks

  • divinebeauty
    July 12, 2018

    nice content.

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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