PETA News Archive
It's just like old times!
After seeing pictures of the multi-patchwork fur backpack, the animal rights group expressed their disapproval by releasing a statement:
"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals. What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it's the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price."
It sounds like PETA just wanted an excuse to call them the Trollsens again. We haven't heard that name in forever!
[Image via The Row.]
Say it ain’t so Urban Decay!
The makeup company has made a huge deal out of the fact that their products are cruelty free, even putting the slogan “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?” on everything they sell.
Well, now Urban Decay wants to move into the very lucrative Chinese beauty market, but there’s a problem. The Chinese government must run their own tests on products sold in the country, and they utilize animal testing.
The company posted a statement on their Facebook saying
Designers certainly are getting creative with their materials these days!
After researching what fashion would look like in 50 years and chatting with a biologist about growing a garment, London-based designer Suzanne Lee has come up with a completely biodegradable fabric called vegetable leather.
The fabric is made out of green tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast and takes about two weeks to grow. Once the process is completed, the "fabric" can be moulded, dried, cut and sewn to be used like any other fabric.
The only downside is the fabric will eventually harden or even rot after 5 years, but according to Lee "you can compost it down with all your other vegetable peelings."
Awesome! A little gross, but still awesome.
Check out the process (above) and let us know what U think!
Time to go fishing for a new pair of shoes?
RayFish Footwear is getting ready to launch a range of customizable shoes made from genetically engineered stingray skin! EEK!
If you think that's weird, you haven't heard the best part!
Sneaker freaks will be able to select their very own design online from 29 patterns that scientists will then grow directly on a stingray before it's slaughtered and skinned to make a pair of $1800 shoes.
After lengthy discussions with PETA, Puma has pledged to NEVER use fur or exotic animal skins in any of their products.
The sportswear brand's decision is receiving praise worldwide and they were even awarded the Compassionate Retailer Award from the animal rights' organization.
PETA's EVP Tracy Reiman says Puma going animal-free is HUGE:
"Every snakeskin shoe or piece of fur trim comes with a high price—and it's paid by animals who are driven mad in cages on fur farms or nailed to trees and skinned alive. When a company of Puma's prestige takes a tough stance against animal abuse, the entire industry and other businesses worldwide sit up and take notice."
We couldn't agree more! Hopefully more companies will follow in their footsteps!
What do you think about Puma's choice? Does it make you want to support them more???
The world's first supermodel said:
"Throwing flour on someone is rude! I think Kim should be tarred and feathered! I support PETA. Anyone that wears fur is rude and disgusting! Especially Kim Kardashian. She is rude and disgusting."
At least she didn't call her a slut and a whore like she did last time.
[Image via Will Alexander/WENN.]