animal products used for clothing

How is silk made?

Animals are used for clothing in one of two ways. Either, they are slaughtered for their skin, i.e. leather or other body parts (such as bone); or they are reared for their ‘coats’, for instance, wool, which are removed periodically from the live animal as these grow.  Generally, animal products, such as leather or fur, are pretty obvious to recognise, but others might be a little harder to spot, for instance silk, feathers, angora, pashmina, mohair, etc. These can hide in unexpected places, so I would suggest reading your clothing’s labels and brand’s policies before you make any purchase. In...

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Is wool ethical?

How to dress cosy without using wool or fur?

All around this wide country the winter it has now begun, well at least in the northern hemisphere. If you, like myself, come from a cold climate country, you know how much we rely on wool when it comes to staying warm. Coats, hats, sweaters, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets: you name it, it’s made of wool. I actually remember my mother lecturing my sister and I how imperative investing in a good quality wool as opposed to acrylic clothing is! I also remember that I would always try to rebel against it... Not for ethical reasons, as I wasn’t educated...

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three vegan handbags

How to find the perfect handbag?

I have briefly touched on it in my previous blog post (which I encourage you to have a read through by the way ;)) but since the matter is quite serious (and I’m not being sarcastic!) I thought I would share my tips on how to find the perfect handbag. This subject is topical not only during the festive season but all year round. I’ve spent a good few years on a quest to find a perfect handbag that will not only fit all my “stuff” but also look good. I’m a truly practical person so I value things that generally...

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FERRON vegan handbag essentials

Handbag essentials

I do understand that some girls feel the need to carry large bags. I was actually one of them in the past which for me was a total a curse - digging in what seemed to be a bottomless tote, trying to find keys while going through receipts, notepads and headphones, for example. I felt like I needed to be carrying everything with me; make up bag, books, notepads...Things that I have used maybe twice when on the go in my whole adulthood life!  I’ve spent a good few years on a quest to find a perfect handbag that will...

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Vegan Christmas presents ideas

Vegan present ideas

I’m sorry to break it to you but...Christmas is coming! And as much as everyone loves the festivity of the season, time spent with friends and family, the pre- Christmas shopping can prove to be oh-”snow”-stressful. Whether you're a vegan looking for pressies that don’t compromise your morals, or you’ve no idea what to get your vegan friend, we've got you covered! There are plenty of online vegan shops that enable you to avoid crowded stores, long checkouts, have your goods delivered on time and put a smile on your loved ones’ faces. The cruelty-free beauty products, vegan treats, and animal-free...

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Vegan fashion - my favourite vegan brands and where to find them

What is vegan fashion? Vegan fashion is becoming more and more fashionable! The hope is for vegan fashion to be a norm, to go mainstream and not needing a “vegan” qualifier to be used. During the past few months (if not years!) we’ve seen luxury brands catching on with the vegan lifestyle and customers demand, and steering away from fur and leather, going fully or partly vegan! Luxury fashion brand, Stella McCartney has always been vegan and pioneers like Loomstate, Planet Guests, Doshi and others are pushing boundaries when it comes to new standards in fashion.  Vegan clothing is any...

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