The world generally is concerned about the incessant increase in climate crises, which is hugely caused by environmental pollution from industries of which the fashion industry is a part. In fact, research has found that fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world.
All over the globe, the fashion industry, in all its parts, is currently facing a number of profound challenges: its contribution to the climate crisis, the fur debate and issues around diversity and inclusion. There is intense joint practise to deal with the issue of climate change while chasing a sustainable fashion, which has recorded a really slow progress.
Anna Wintour, Editor-in-chief of American Vogue and the artistic director of Condé Nast, widely regarded as the most influential figure in fashion, was a guest on CNN Style hosted by Christiane Amanpour. Talking about climate change, pollution and the role and contribution of the fashion industry in climate crisis, Anna said “fake fur is obviously more of a polluter than real fur”. Moving on, she added that it’s up to the houses to work to make sure they are following best practices and are “being ethical in their treatment.”
Following her comment, Instagram users have trolled her for making such statement. Some believe it is unethical to say that fake fur is a more polluter than real fur which implies that the use of real fur in fashion is better. They hold the opinion that this would result into the killing of more animals from which the real fur is gotten.
Referring to her take on “being ethical”, one user wrote “How can you be “ethical” when killing a being for its skin?! How, Anna?”. Another user wrote “There is no “ethical” in the fur industry…..it doesn’t make sense what she’s saying.”
Watch a clip of the interview below.
Video Credit: CNN Style | Photo Credit: Instagram.com/wintourworld
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