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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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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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"Eco-Leather" Made From Plant Oils is a Fashion Game-Changer

Tanning leather is a toxic endeavor and also quite fatal for animals, but a new alternative bio-based leather promises to be more environmentally friendly. Richard Wool, a professor of…

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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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PETA Parodies NY Fashion Week With Animals in "Runway Reversal"

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, a new parody video from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals about the use of exotic skins on the runway. In a reversal of roles, foxes,…

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Sruli Recht Makes A Creepy Ring With A Strip of His Own Flesh

Sruli Recht’s Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear collection has plenty to delight and astonish: polygonal militia jackets derived from walnut wood, sweaters composed of unwound lambswool…

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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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Stella McCartney Creates Scholarship for Cruelty-Free Fashion Designers

Stella McCartney knows the importance of giving back. The British designer, who received an honorary fellowship from Central Saint Martins on Wednesday, has announced a new program for…

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Grow Your Own Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

SPLICE OF LIFE You don’t have to be a genetic scientist to wrangle your own phenotype. Rayfish uses a graphical user interface for would-be Doc Moreaus to drag and drop up to nine…

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Stella McCartney Explains Why She Doesn’t Use Leather in PETA Video

It’s widely known that Stella McCartney doesn’t use fur in her collections. Less touted, perhaps, is the vegan designer’s rejection of leather. In a new video from…

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Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather, Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Photos by Tommaso Galli for Greenpeace Witnessing a fashion show in Italy, one of the meccas of the industry, isn’t a privilege many of us will experience. We can only imagine…

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India’s Punjab Government Urges Schools to Ban Leather Shoes

Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose The Punjab government in India is urging schools to ban their students from wearing leather shoes. After receiving a letter from People for the Ethical…

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