animal leather

Stella McCartney Releases First Environmental Profit & Loss Account

“No leathers, feathers, or fur.” That’s the Stella McCartney promise. It’s also an ethos that helped make 2015 its most profitable year to date, according to the…

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PETA's Latest Role? Prada Shareholder

Prada has a new shareholder: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Following a recent exposé that showed juvenile ostriches being stunned and slaughtered for their skins, which…

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Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

SHOES WITH SOUL “We are extremely pleased to work with Camper, a family-owned company with strong values and a long-term perspective on our collaboration,” Simone Cipriani, head…

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PETA Gives TOMS "Compassionate Business" Award

With its prodigal use of leather and suede, TOMS isn’t your typical People for Ethical Treatment of Animals–approved retailer. Yet the shoe—and bag, and sunglass, and…

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"Pure Human" Imagines a Future Where You Can Buy Nicole Kidman's Skin

NEW SKIN “Major fashion and cosmetic companies have already signed research collaboration agreement with bioengineering institutes,” Gorjanc said. “Those…

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PETA Wants You to Trick Fur-Wearers on Pinterest

Photo by mrmohock/Shutterstock This London Fashion Week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Pinterest users to pull the wool over the eyes of fur- and leather-lovers—so…

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Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

Photo by LaCameraChiara/Shutterstock Singer Leona Lewis has signed on with PETA, in an attempt to expose the horrors behind the leather industry based in Bangladesh. In a new video…

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Why is "Vegan" Ellen Degeneres Selling Leather Shoes?

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Ellen Degeneres is facing a maelstrom of criticism after the talkshow host—and self-professed vegan—launched a fashion line that includes leather and…

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Actor Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out Against Dog Leather in PETA Video

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Joaquin Phoenix has a bone to pick with the Chinese dog-leather industry. The actor-activist, who appears in People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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Abury Infuses Old-World Craftsmanship With Modern-Day Spirit

Moroccan leather has been sought after over the centuries for its quality craftsmanship, beautiful geometric ornamentation, and attention to detail. However, the global hunger for fast…

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Dogs Are Being Skinned Alive in China to Make Leather Gloves

HOUSE OF HORRORS While dog meat is a popular cuisine in the region, the video marks the first time PETA has documented the production of Chinese dog leather on camera. One…

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"Precious Skin" Turns Cow Ears, Snouts Into Zero-Waste Accessories

Precious Skin by Victoria Ledig is a unique collection of handbags made from unusual cow body parts that not only shows how much of each animal is wasted, but also how well-disguised…

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Bangladesh's Toxic Leather Tanneries Even Worse Than Its Sweatshops

Photo by Pavel Rahma by Associated Press Working conditions in Bangladesh have been placed under scrutiny in the international media since last year’s tragic Rana Plaza factory…

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"Skinned" PETA Activists Protest Outside Hermès Leather Exhibition

Skinless protestors  from PETA created quite a stir at the “Hermès Leather Forever” exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts today. Clad in little more than body paint, three…

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Gucci Debuts World's First "Zero-Deforestation" Leather Handbags

GUCCI’S BETTER LEATHER Thanks to the involvement of the National Wildlife Federation, which verified the collection’s extensive chain of custody, the bags are the…

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3D-Printed Bioengineered Leather Could Hit Runways in Five Years

Photo by Nata Sha/Shutterstock Lab-grown leather apparel could hit the runways in as little as five years—all without harming a hair on a single animal’s head, according to…

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