There’s another regular Cricket demo scheduled for tomorrow and to tie that in news that another big name fashion designer is going fur-free, but yet the shop still sells fur items when it is obvious that nobody wants them.
Via The PETA files:
Vivienne Westwood Goes Fur-Free
Add Dame Vivienne Westwood to the growing list of designers going fur-free. The renowned British designerâ€”who is credited with pioneering modern punk and new-wave fashions and who helped create the avant-garde look of the Sex Pistols back in the dayâ€”has decided to ban fur from her lines, now and forever. I know itâ€™s crushing to think that even the ever so original and avant-garde Sex Pistols had a â€œlookâ€ created for them, but hey, thatâ€™s the world we live in. Today, Westwoodâ€™s celebrity fans include Gwen Stefani, Mick Jagger, Marilyn Manson, and tons of others.
Oh, so about the fur thing. Westwood came to her compassionate decision after meeting with members of PETA Europe and learning about the suffering of animals raised and trapped for fur. The last of Westwood’s furry items were eight rabbit-fur handbags, which the company allowed PETA Europe to donate to a wildlife sanctuary. Apparently, the bags will be used to comfort orphaned baby animals.
The list of progressive fur-free designers is getting longer every day. Westwood joins Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Comme des GarÃ§ons, Marc Bouwer, and others who have banned fur from their designs. Itâ€™s high time for Michael Kors and other furry designers to get their heads out of the sand and evolve. Seriously, itâ€™s 2007 already. Get over it.