Factory Farmed Fashion
The skins of cows account for 7-8% of their post-slaughter value.
Ranchers oftentimes starve sheep 24 hours before shearing to weaken their reactions to the stressful process.
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What Can We Do?
At Farm Sanctuary we imagine a world where non-human animals are not used for their bodies and instead celebrate their existence as individuals, not as resources.
Companies are also recognizing concerns for the well-being of animals used in the clothing industry and are creating plenty of animal-free alternatives to wool, leather, and down. Some vegan leathers are made of pineapples, mushrooms, and recycled plastics while vegan versions of down include upcycled fibers or plastic bottles, and even wild flowers!
Another great way to reduce suffering and shop more sustainably is by buying second-hand. Buying pre-loved items ensures that you don’t contribute to the suffering of more animals. With a little searching, you can find your new favorite clothes without the guilt of harming animals!