Where do you stand on the issue of faux fur?
I was reading a column the other day where the author frowned on any use of faux fur. She felt that looking like you were wearing animal fur of any sort – even fake – was unsettling. I will admit that I am not a fan of certain types of faux fur. I can’t explain exactly why, but wearing anything that is supposed to look like pony fur, for example, feels wrong to me personally. (Ponies? What’s next? Faux puppy skin? Ick.).
Vegan, but not necessarily eco-friendly, faux fur is traditionally made from materials like acryllic or polyester. At this point, I’d say the greenest way to go faux is to shop vintage. I’ll keep my eye out for more options to share in the future. (If you know of eco-friendly faux fur choices, please share them with me!!)
Here are a few cute vintage items that will add a warm, welcome boost to any cold weather blahs you may be experiencing.
60s Fabulous Faux Fur Coat
Found at Green Violet Vintage, Etsy
Made of Lynx-look faux fur, this coat is lined with gold brocade and features a fancy, full-cut collar. It’s made by Russel Taylor and available in small, medium, and large. It’s noted as being in excellent condition.
Vintage Emanuel Ungaro Leopard Print Mini
Found at Stelma Designs
Gorgeous couture mini in excellent vintage condition. What a fun piece to add to your wardrobe at only $40. Wow. It’s a size 8/42 petite. Great choice to build a New Year’s Eve outfit around.
Take a look at Etsy and see what else you can find. I used “Faux Fur“, then “Vintage” as the keywords for my search.
Image credits: Green Violet Vintage and Stelma Designs at Etsy