Faux Fur Friday is celebrated in the US on the first Friday in December. The date was created for people who like to dress beautifully, but at the same time do not cause suffering to animals! This is a great analogue of natural fur – many people appreciate it and thank you for the opportunity to wear beautiful things and not worry about getting killed.
Fur is the oldest material for making clothes. Initially, these were skins that warmed our distant ancestors, over time, the trend formed into fashion: people who purchased products from natural fur were determined by their high status! Recently, however, the population has reconsidered the reality and decided to change for the better. There are both supporters and opponents – and which group do you belong to?
Faux fur appeared in 1929, but it still did not correspond to its name by 100% – sheep wool, alpaca and other animals were used to create it. The year 1940 has come, and with it the development of production technologies. Synthetic furs were soon introduced, with famous fashion designers experimenting with them, for example, Christian Dior.
In 1960, various animal welfare organizations were founded. They urged people to abandon natural materials and support animals suffering from destruction for the sake of the skin. In the 1970s, many popular personalities joined the movement. In the 21st century, there was a massive refusal of designers to make things from animal fur.
Did you know that:
- in Germany, production from leather and fur is prohibited;
- Los Angeles legalized the sale of natural fur coats;
- in order not to harm nature, things must be taken to special places for their processing – artificial materials practically do not decompose naturally.
How to celebrate
Look at the faux fur items in the store – they are beautiful, interesting and worthy of you to wear them. Buy your favorite products! Throw a party to celebrate. Have fun and discuss with your friends.
When is Faux Fur Friday celebrated in 2022?
Faux Fur Friday is observed on the first Friday of December each year.