Angelina Jolie’s Equine Ethics, GapKids Goes Meat-Free, A Fashion Caucus

Akris horsehair ecru bag, Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie, horse humanitarian? The do-gooder actress made sure no ponies were pulverized in the making of her $5,000 Akris ecru horsehair purse before taking it on the town. PETA likey. (WWD)

For her second installment for GapKids, vegan designer Stella McCartney has created two exclusive T-shirts, made from organic cotton, that will be sold in selected London stores to benefit her Meat Free Monday campaign. (British Vogue)

Since we’re on the subject of vegans, is vegan fashion all that cracked up to be, sustainability-wise? (Tonic)

India wants to take a stronger stance on organic cotton and shoot for a heftier stake in the organic textiles sector. (Commodity Online)

Capitol Hill has just approved the fashion industry’s first caucus, dubbed the “Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus.” On the docket? Fashion scholarships for students, job creation, copyright protection, and saving NYC’s Garment District. (The Cut)

Vote for your favorite Canadian eco-fashion designer, eh, at the first-ever Fashion Takes Action awards! (Fashion Design Forward)

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One Response to “Angelina Jolie’s Equine Ethics, GapKids Goes Meat-Free, A Fashion Caucus”

  1. TheDiscerningBrute says:

    Is vegan fashion all it’s cracked up to be? Are you kidding me? No, we should continue to use livestock products (the #1 cause of global warming according to the UN) like greenwashed-leather… I mean vegetable tanned leather, organic wool, etc).

    Do not forget the incredible amount of resources including petroleum that go into the raising and processing of livestock and their hairs and skins (water, feed, land, transport, processing, etc) that typically ends up using more energy and more petrol than synthetics.

    Let’s be honest. If the singles greatest cause of greenhouse gas emissions is livestock production, then vegetable-tanned leather and organic wool are simply cleaner #1 cause of global warming.

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