Giorgio Armani stops the production of furs
My name is Kira, I am a Maremma Shepherd and I am 7 years old.
I live in a country house, with my wonderful family.
Three humans belong to my family: my mom Elena, my dad Luca and my little brother Leonardo.
Then, there are the four-legged components: me, the cat Dima, the rabbit Ettore and the little turtle of land, Groucho.
We all love our parents very much and spend our days playing together in the garden.
Last week, I woke up and went to the kitchen to have breakfast with Dima, like every morning.
Mom and Dad were talking, Mom seemed very happy!
They were commenting on a news just read on the internet: Giorgio Armani, who from what I understand is a very famous gentleman, who deals with fashion, has decided to give up clothing with animal fur.
My dad said he had been waiting for this breakthrough in the fashion world for a long time.
For some time now, big names in the fashion industry (such as Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Zara, American Apparel, Bershka, H&M, ASOS) have officially declared their transition to the so-called “fur free”.
In fact, even if I am not a fashion expert, I too was amazed to learn that many humans spend a fortune to wear other people's furs .. And honestly, the idea of seeing my friend Ettore or a similar one in around the streets of the city, sewn to a hood, I was not really thrilled.
I am very happy that more and more stylists are starting to refuse to use real animal hair and partly for this progress, we have Japan to thank.
In fact, the most commonly used material to make fake furs, is called Kanekaron, and comes from Japan.
It is a synthetic fiber which allows you to create fur free furs, without sacrificing the softness and warmth that real furs guaranteed.
In short, we are now light years away from those synthetic furs that were very bristly to the touch and did not heat up much!
Being a fairly hairy specimen, I can understand very well the need to have a nice warm fur that warms us in the winter, but despite this, if humans do not have it, they are not justified in stealing the fur of others!
Fortunately, we are getting closer and closer to a mentality that should be basic: you can get quality garments while not killing minks, foxes and rabbits, and they are not doing him a favor by saving his life, they are simply beginning to lessen the damage that is being done. for years we have caused by sacrificing millions and millions of animals.
What my parents hope is that, being Armani one of the most famous stylists in the world, it will help open the eyes of those who have not yet wanted to open them.
It was he who made this stance official, specifying that with the progress made in the field of fashion, in addition to remaining harmful, it has also become useless to sacrifice innocent lives.
The designer has announced that from the next autumn-winter 2016/2017 collection, all their garments will be fur-free.
LAV (Anti-Vivisection League) appreciated the news very much, calling it a turning point.
My parents and I are also happy, especially my mom, who is passionate about fashion.
She's already giving dad tips for the next Christmas present!