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Cruel or green? Is real fur the ultimate renewable textile? #fur #fashion #eco #green

Cruel or green? Is real fur the ultimate renewable textile? #fur #fashion #eco #green

It was on the A/W12 catwalks, it's in the shops and can probably even be spotted on a high street near you. According to the British Fur Trade Association (BTFA), global sales have never been better: fur is back with a vengeance. Still, while some eco-fashionistas are happy to wear vintage, the same can't be said for other types of fur with animal cruelty and petroleum by-products among the reasons to avoid them. Meanwhile, the fur debate, whether vintage or not, is still raging. But are we missing a trick? Isn't real fur the ultimate renewable material? Many in the fur industry argue that not only is it a natural, sustainable resource, it's also a way of helping to control populations of wild species that might otherwise put native wildlife at risk. The Fur Council of Canada claims that: ‘Fur is a natural, sustainable, renewable resource... we only use part of what nature...

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