Are You Wearing Animals? Is Cruelty-Free Living For You

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We love everything, McCartney. They make it so easy to love them.

Remember listening to the Beatles and later Wings Over America, all the while longing over Paul? I even remember when Paul and Linda started to advocate their vegan lifestyle. Both so graceful and sympathetic to their beliefs.

Yes, we love Paul, but also Stella for her cruelty-free brand.

Stella, the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, is a fashion icon. The rich and famous clamor at the opportunity to wear one of her designs… Stella’s collections of clothes are consistently delicate and feminine but most importantly cruelty-free. Stella is possibly fashion’s most outspoken animal–rights advocate and through out the years has been creating amazing items using vegan leather and faux fur. Never a feathered friend will embody her designs. Stella McCartney is a vegetarian brand. Is it any wonder that it’s difficult to find the textiles and fibers needed to create her products? [caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Are You Wearing Animals? Is Cruelty Free Living For You? Cruelty-Free is a Life Style Choice[/caption] Stella has gone so far as to cease sourcing wool from Patagonia after hearing about the mistreatment of sheep by the supplier she was acquiring wool from. Stella stated,

"As a designer who built a brand on not using leather, fur or animal skins in its designs, I can't tolerate it! I am devastated by the news but more determined than ever to fight for animal rights in fashion together and monitor even more closely all suppliers involved in this industry to end all innocent lives. We are also looking into vegan 'wool' as well, in the same manner, we were able to develop and incorporate high-end alternatives to leather and fur over the years."

Take it from a life-long “Team Paul” fan, cruelty-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense.

The rest of the fashion industry is following Stella’s lead. Now there are oodles of affordable, animal cruelty-free alternative clothing in stores today, often found at Anthropologie, and Free People,  Melissa McCarthy Seven7, and many more. Being cruelty-free certainly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. Comment below and let us know if you shop cruelty-free? Why or why not? Please share with others that may find this information useful.

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  • We try to shop as cruelty-free as we can!

    nichole on
  • We are also living cruelty-free! It is wonderful so many companies are making this alternative available.

    Terrie on
  • I bet it’s just as beautiful, if not more so too. We know so much more now than we use to. Thanks for your comment and honesty!

    Maureen Lake on
  • I must admit that 30 years ago I had a fur coat. I’ve gotten rid of it once I realized the cruelty was was involved with having it. I’ve replaced it with “fake” fur coats that are just as warm

    Sweet Purrfections on
  • It’s amazing when you think of it. The time, commitment and energy to commit to such a great cause.

    Maureen Lake on


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