Fur

A Major Fashion Designer Has Gone Completely Fur-Free

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Style

Another major fashion designer has pledged to go 100% fur-free. Giorgio Armani will join designers like Hugo Boss and Vivienne Westwood, completely sc...

Miley Cyrus Slams Fashion Week In Powerful Anti-Fur Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Style

Miley Cyrus has taken to Instagram to hit out at Fashion Week designers using real fur in their collections in an expletive-filled rant. A photo ...

Nearly Naked Models Stage Anti-Fur Protest At London Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Style

A trio of nearly naked models gate crashed the official opening of London Fashion Week this morning to protest against the use of fur. Standing out...

Alesha Dixon Slams 'Ignorant' Kardashians In Surprise Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Alesha Dixon has launched a public attack on the Kardashians, blasting the “ignorant” family for wearing fur. Kim and her step-sister Kendall ...

Fashion Editor Shuts Down Fur Company With Epic Response

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Style

When a pro-fur trade group sent an email to a top fashion editor, they certainly didn't expect this response... Cosmopolitan UK's senior fashion ed...

Fashion Designer Turns Roadkill Into Accessories

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Style

An American fashion designer creates neck muffs, leg warmers, hats and purses from roadkill, or "accidental fur," as she prefers to call it. Pamela...

'Extreme Suffering' Uncovered On China's Rabbit Fur Farms

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Shaking with fear, living in tiny, dirty cages and destined for a brutal death. This is the reality of tens of thousands o...

Your 'Faux' Fur Could Actually Be Real...

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Style

Faux fur is one of the biggest trends this winter, but what if the fashion you're buying is actually real fur... A new investigation by the Humane ...

Britexit? No Thanks

Mark Oaten | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Oaten

Now the Prime Minster has set out his red lines on EU reform, the real debate can start on the future of the UK's membership of the European Union...

Katie Price Under Fire For Dressing Daughters In Real Fur

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Katie Price has come under fire from fans after appearing to dress her daughters in real fur. READ MORE: Katie Price's Responds To The 'Sick Peo...

No, We Don't Skin Animals Alive for Fur

Mark Oaten | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Mark Oaten

It's all very well to talk of animals in squalor and deprivation, but the IFF rarely gets any details it can investigate rather than just a carefully edited and helpfully anonymous video designed to tug on the heartstrings.

There's No Such Thing as 'Ethical Fur'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The fur trade is one of the most violent and bloody industries on the planet, and the duplicitous 'Origin Assured' labelling programme is nothing more than a misleading marketing tactic to mask the true atrocities of the industry.

ADI Delivers This Season's Must-Have for Fashion Victims

Jan Creamer | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Creamer

As London Fashion Week opens, Animal Defenders International has launched the ultimate accessory for those looking to put compassion at the heart of fashion.

PETA's President on the Evils of Apathy and How 'Gobsmackingly Clever Animals Are'

Hannah Gal | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

In the second interview with Peta founder and president Ingrid Newkirk, I hear about the ethical dilemmas posed by scientific research, the Silver Spr...

Public Morals and Freedom of Choice: A Double Win for Common Sense

Mark Oaten | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

The ban was based on the argument that fur is "an unnecessary luxury product", but didn't offer the Dutch fur farmers any compensation for taking away their livelihood. This was, unsurprisingly, deemed contrary to the European Human Rights Convention.

Public Morals Are a Slippery Slope

Mark Oaten | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

What is 'public morality', really? The WTO itself doesn't have a definition. The General Agreements on Tariffs & Trade (GATT) does, but only that it allows each country to set its own definition.

Fur, Remixed

Mark Oaten | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

Clearly something that's high on everyone's agenda especially ours is the subject of animal welfare. We are working tirelessly to ensure the highest possible standards. It's easy to pull out isolated examples to condemn the whole industry in one fell swoop but this overly-simplifies the debate.

Celebrating Cruelty-Free Fashion at Mahiki

Meg Mathews | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Meg Mathews

The idea that fur is springing into fashion again is absurd, even though that's the line the fur trade has tried to sell to reporters for more than a decade. You may see more fur on the catwalk, but that's because fur is so cheap that furriers have resorted to paying designers to use it. Its presence on the catwalk does not reflect what people are wearing on the high street.

Here's One Place Kim Kardashian Isn't Welcome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Celebrity fur lovers such as Kim Kardashian and Kate Moss will not be welcome at one of London's most exclusive nightclubs this week, as Mahiki puts a...

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

Is there a Beijing bubble?

Mark Oaten | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

These economists argue that there is no need for GDP to run at seven plus percent. Instead, they want to invest in trying to create a workforce doing a more manageable week. A 9-5 working day is practically non-existent, as are holidays. For example, I've often met Government officials on a Sunday.

Laughing Mob Beat Dogs To Death (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Animal charities have reacted furiously after shocking images emerged of two dogs being beaten to death by a laughing mob in China. After the anima...

When It Comes to Fur, Choose Compassion

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Disgraced former MP Mark Oaten attempts to justify the unjustifiable - the cruel killing of animals for their fur - by calling the decision to purchase fur a "personal choice". Some things, of course, are a matter of choice - I still listen to 80s music - some things, however, are simply right or wrong.

Real Men Don't Wear Real Fur

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Besides the risk of looking like Liberace, there's another reason why men should avoid fur at all costs: cruelty to animals is a real turnoff and isn't going to score you any points with the ladies - or anyone else, for that matter. In fact, according to a recent opinion poll, 95 per cent of British people say that they wouldn't dream of wearing real fur. That's because they know that for the animals trapped in filthy cages on fur farms, who are never allowed to feel the grass beneath their feet or dive into a cool stream...

Men Bring Fur in From the Cold

Mark Oaten | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

While I'm no branding expert, when I think of the sort of man who would wear fur, I like to take a simplistic approach. I call it my 'macho' or 'metro' rule of thumb... and If beards can become a fashionable look after so many years consigned to the grooming waiting room, I have great hopes for fur fashion for men.