Faux Fur Friday is celebrated in the US on the first Friday of December. It is the perfect opportunity to dress up and look fashionable without causing harm to animals! People who choose to purchase faux fur instead of natural fur appreciate this opportunity and are thankful for the chance to wear beautiful clothes without worrying about animal cruelty.
Fur has been used to make clothing for centuries, with people of high status wearing items made from natural fur as a sign of their wealth. However, as people become more aware of the reality of animal cruelty, the trend has been to move away from using natural materials. While there are still supporters and opponents of the use of fur in fashion, faux fur has become an increasingly popular alternative.
Faux fur was first introduced in 1929, but at the time, it was still not a perfect substitute for natural fur as sheep wool, alpaca, and other animals were used to create it. In 1940, production technologies were developed to make synthetic furs, with famous fashion designers such as Christian Dior experimenting with them. As animal welfare organizations were founded in the 1960s, more and more people began to recognize the cruelty in using natural fur, and by the 21st century, many popular designers had committed to no longer using animal fur in their pieces.
- In Germany, the production of leather and fur is prohibited.
- Los Angeles has legalized the sale of natural fur coats.
- Artificial materials take much longer to decompose naturally, so it is important to take old clothes to special places for their proper disposal.
How to take part
Go and check out the selection of faux fur items in the store, as they are just as beautiful, interesting, and worthy of wearing as any other fashion item. Buy your favorite pieces and throw a party to celebrate your decision to shop cruelty-free! Have fun and talk about why you chose faux fur with your friends.
When is Faux Fur Friday celebrated in 2023?
Faux Fur Friday is observed on the first Friday of December each year.