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Faux fur is flying off the shelves. And that’s good news, as canada goose outlet seattle its growing popularity is running in tandem with the increasing glimpses of real fur gracing runways and celebrities alike.

It’s true: certain elements of the glitterati seem canada goose jacket outlet uk to be enjoying a love affair with fur right now. The catwalks in Paris, Milan, New York and London that showcased the collections for autumn/winter 2015 were full of the stuff while celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kanye canada goose outlet nyc West, Kate Moss and J. Lo are unrepentant about their taste for real fur.

canada goose coats on sale But just because there was a lot of fur on the catwalks and some celebrities don’t know any better, it doesn’t mean the garb is canada goose outlet enjoying widespread renewed popularity. canada goose coats on sale

Fur is a plaything of canada goose outlet winnipeg the super rich. A coat that will retail for upwards of $37,000 (such as the rainbow dyed mink coat Roksanda Ilincic showed on her catwalk so “fun” that it will surely only be worn for a single season) is not remotely popular. [Charly Calder]

Fur has also never been so promoted as it has over the past few seasons in Paris, New York and London (it’s long been a staple on Milan runways). And the word “promoted” is used in its truest sense.

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Between 2011 and 2012, worldwide retail sales of fur goods increased to $15.6 billion, reports the International Fur Trade Federation. That amount represented a 44 per cent increase over the previous decade and is being mostly attributed to surging demand in Asian markets, including China, canada goose outlet uk fake Japan and Korea.

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The fact is, for many of us, real fur canada goose outlet in usa will never be in fashion, more likely to be synonymous with vile than style. Its obvious canada goose outlet new york diverse beauty a rainbow of canada goose outlet parka colours in myriad intricate patterns and the renowned comfort it brings do not entice canada goose outlet toronto location us.

And if fur really was so popular with consumers, why are there fur free policies in place at many retailers? Policies that consumers like journalist and photo editor Sheryl Nadler of Hamilton appreciate.

Of canada goose outlet miami rocking the real stuff she says: “It’s a bit like wearing one of my pets. In this day and age, in our climate, there’s no reason why a person has to wear real fur. There are a plethora of other materials including faux fur that are sufficiently warm and stylish. [Amazon]

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“I have never understood the difference between one of my dogs and a pig, so I don’t understand the difference between my dog and a mink. Animals used for fur suffer when they are kept in cramped wire cages and many go mad from the stress,” Guest writes in a HuffPost canada goose factory outlet article. Has a black silky feel lining and metallic magnet fastening. $65 [Etsy]

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Canada Goose Parka “I personally don’t wear real fur,” Weiland said, “so it seemed like the perfect alternative. With modern technology, there have been so many advances, which mean that faux is just as soft and luxurious.” Weiland forgets to add and a whole lot cheaper. Canada Goose Parka

Canada Goose sale And of course, there is Stella McCartney, who for autumn/winter 2015 launched her “Fur Free Fur” campaign, which will see her fake furs clearly labelled on the outside as “fur free.” Canada Goose sale

McCartney said: “I’ve never worked with leather or fur. It is one of the most negative impacts of the fashion industry on the earth and environmentally.” According to the designer, it takes 20 times more energy to produce a real fur coat than one made from artificial fibre.

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