Friday, 20 January 2012

Kei, Tokyo

"People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs" - Author unknown

Found this quote slightly humorous after trawling through like a gazillion other quotes about animal rights and the ethics surrounding the use of fur in fashion. It's such a widely debated topic that I'm not going to go into as I'm sure it's raised every fall/winter, but whatever your views, there's no escaping fur this season. Personally I don't have a problem with people wearing it or seeing it on all the fashion websites and magazines (maybe having grown up in New Zealand where things like rabbits and possums are number one pests just waiting to be shot has something to do with that). I think the reality is that whether it's real or fake, whether you're for it or against, for as long as people buy and wear fur, it will continue to be a winter fashion statement.