If you think that your faux fur jacket is better for the environment than a real fur coat, think again. Did you know that your faux fur coat is made out of plastic that is actually damaging our environment and destroying animal habitats? While wearing faux fur might seem more ethical, there’s a growing amount of research out there proving that wearing real fur actually does less damage to the environment.
How Faux Fur is Damaging the Environment
There have been debates for years on the ethical ramifications of fur fashion and its production. While being eco-friendly is a phrase that is in vogue right now, many of us do not know what actually makes a product sustainable. Many have argued that fur fashion production is detrimental to the planet. Reasons such as the killing of animals, interrupting the natural decomposition process, and the use of chemicals to preserve the animals’ skin for production have been hot topics. Faux fur hit the runways and animal fur took a major hit in sales. For a while, it seemed that people could have their cake and eat it too.
In the past couple of years, research on faux fur has started to pour in. While faux fur was created with the intention of being an alternative to the “real thing”, it turned out to be harmful to the planet. Research revealed that faux fur is primarily made of plastic, a material that is obviously harmful to the environment. In addition, these faux fur pieces fall apart easily and quickly end up in landfills. Then, they literally just sit there. Reports have also found that the chemicals used to make faux fur are potent and harmful both to the consumer and the wider environment.
Why Fur is an Investment Which Lasts for Generations
Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about the fur fashion industry is that the business owner is hiding behind a large mahogany desk and has no interest in their customers. For our family-run business, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We understand that you are conscious about how all your purchases impact our environment and our expert stylists and fitters are here to answer your questions because we deeply care about our customers.
Since 1916, Bricker Tunis Furs has earned a reputation for our unrivaled service before and after the sale. Unlike your disposable faux fur pieces, we know that for many of our clients their fur fashions are sentimental items that need to be preserved for years to come. Because of this, we not only produce fur fashion, but we also help to restore and mend older pieces. Our team is passionate about helping you preserve sentimental pieces that are invaluable to you.
There are many opportunities for you to make a difference everywhere you look. Sometimes our contributions on this Earth will be small so those small decisions matter. If you’re still unsure of where you land on the fur vs. faux debate, we at Bricker Tunis have a couple of options for you. If you already own a fur piece that you’re wanting to hold onto, we offer mending and redesigns. If you’re looking to sell a piece because fur isn’t your cup of tea, we also offer appraisals.
We’re here for any questions you may have and we’re happy to call you family!