British singer Billie Eilish, a vegan and animal-rights activist, wore an Oscar de la Renta dress to the Met Gala in New York after the fashion label agreed to stop using animal fur in its designs. Photo: AFP
British singer Billie Eilish, a vegan and animal-rights activist, wore an Oscar de la Renta dress to the Met Gala in New York after the fashion label agreed to stop using animal fur in its designs. Photo: AFP
Fashion

Compassion in fashion: cruelty-free alternatives to fur and animal skin enjoy more support from shoppers, but fur industry touts its sustainability and animal-welfare guarantees

  • Plant-based and cruelty-free – qualities consumers look for not just in their diets but the fashion and accessories they buy. Boutiques cater to their needs
  • Vegan alternatives to leather avoid the environmental harm tanning causes, but faux fur is often non-biodegradable. Meanwhile, the fur industry is fighting back

British singer Billie Eilish, a vegan and animal-rights activist, wore an Oscar de la Renta dress to the Met Gala in New York after the fashion label agreed to stop using animal fur in its designs. Photo: AFP
British singer Billie Eilish, a vegan and animal-rights activist, wore an Oscar de la Renta dress to the Met Gala in New York after the fashion label agreed to stop using animal fur in its designs. Photo: AFP
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