What a perfect opportunity to finally write about my feelings on fur. These are my honest feelings on the issue. If you would like a deeper dive into all of animal fashion, read my recent article on the topic for Craftsmanship Quarterly. As always, EcoCult only works with brands we honestly believe are doing good things. Support EcoCult editorial by supporting them!
Why I Wear Fur
Reasons Women Love to Own a Fur Coat
Born in Canada where temperatures routinely fell to 20 degrees blow 0, fur coats kept the cold at bay. We had fur coats in the family which helped keep the cold at bay then, when I was five, we moved to California. Later, I settled in San Diego and for many years owned only one article of fur which I wore almost daily from October through April: my sheepskin Ugg boots. Everyone in our family has a pair, along with every California surfer and skier. I bought all three items in one trip to Nordstroms. The boots lasted almost 15 years.
Fur Coat Stories: “I Wear Mine Everywhere!”
Certain items of clothing are more than just coverage against the elements, they can have great significance, whether it be sentimental value, an interesting history, or some other meaning. Because of the cost and the long life of a fur garment, they are rarely a casual piece of clothing. When you ask people about their furs, most will have special stories about their pieces. A long-lasting, good-quality fur coat is so much more than just an item of clothing.
Having been a non-story in recent years, the fur debate has once more been hitting the headlines. At the same time, the fashion industry, which never really ended its affair with fur it was more of a Rachel and Ross-style "break" , is once again placing it high on its agenda, with a host of designers featuring it prominently in their collections. One of the big highlights of Miuccia Prada's winter show - from a fashion perspective, at least - was a parka with an omega animal attached to its back.