Never Feel Guilty About Wearing a Fur Coat
There is a lot of debate about the ethics of whether someone should wear fur or not. While on the surface wearing fur coats seems cruel, it is actually much more sustainable and environmentally friendly than the alternatives.
People tend to dwell on the animal cruelty part, but somehow conveniently forget the cruelty involved in meat-based food production. People wearing fur are often publicly insulted and instances of damaging expensive fur coats in the name of “protest” is not uncommon.
Think of it this way. Is it okay for a vegetarian to verbally assault someone for eating meat? If not, then why do people wearing fur coats deserve to be humiliated?
Contrary to popular belief, buying women’s and men’s fur coats online is completely legal. Following are six reasons why there shouldn’t be any moral dilemma or shame associated with wearing fur:
Fur coats are sustainable
Faux fur, a popularly advocated synthetic alternative to real fur, is made from petroleum by-products. As you know already, petroleum is a perishable resource and any production process that requires petroleum is not sustainable in the long run. Fur pelts, on the other hand, are sourced from farms. These farms can continue producing these pelts without depleting any natural resources.
They are durable yet biodegradable
Faux fur and plenty of other winter wears are made from plastic materials. This means they take hundreds of years to breakdown and take up valuable space in already overburdened landfills. The plastic fibers used to make faux fur coats can also end up in the ocean causing damage to the marine ecosystem. Because fur coats are natural, they are completely biodegradable. Fur coats are also much more durable than cheap faux fur coats. That means the chances of them ending up in a landfill is much slimmer.
They are not made in polluting factories
Fur coats are manufactured by small local businesses and independent furriers. The production process has minimal energy demands and causes little to no pollution. Faux fur and other synthetic garments are made in factories. These factories have a high carbon footprint and cause immense water and air pollution.
Coats made from real fur are incredibly warm and comfortable
While there are some faux fur coats that offer great warmth and comfort, nothing compares to the feel of real fur coats. Genuine fur coats have a super soft feel and they can keep you warm even in the harshest of winters.
They can be passed on to the next generation
While most synthetic coats last a few years, fur coats can last generations if properly maintained. Old fur coats can be restored to deodorize and repair any damages. Vintage fur coats continue to provide the same degree of comfort and they retain a lot of their original values.
Can be sold instead of being discarded
There is a market for vintage and second-hand fur coats. Properly maintained coats fetch close to the original sticker price. The fact that you can sell your fur coat also increases its reusability factor. This prevents fur coats from ending up in a dumpster, thus a single coat is utilized to its full potential.
Article written by Roger Dutta
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