Fur is toxic

Nearly nude models wearing gas masks crash London Fashion Week

Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

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Published: 22 February 2016

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A trio of nearly naked models – dressed in little more than knickers and gas masks – braved the cold on Brewer Street on Friday at the official opening of London Fashion Week.

Toxic clothes – government urged to ban sale of toxic, fur-trimmed children’s clothing

Fur-free clothing

The striking PETA supporters reminded attendees that fur clothing and accessories are cruel to animals – and toxic to humans.

‘There’s nothing fashionable about fur torn from the bodies of struggling animals and then laden with chemicals that are dangerous to people who wear it.

‘PETA is urging kind people to choose fur-free clothing for the sake of their own health and animal welfare.’

Elisa Allen, PETA Associate Director

Toxic children’s clothes

As noted by PETA, a recently released study documented unsafe levels of potentially carcinogenic chemicals in fur-trimmed children’s clothing sold by several brands, including Canada Goose, Nickelson, Airforce and Woolrich.

The shocking results from the Bremer Umwelt Institute in Germany revealed that the raccoon dog and coyote fur contained large amounts of toxic substances, particularly formaldehyde, which can cause allergic reactions and is considered a carcinogen, and ethoxylates, which are known to be disruptive to hormone production and reproductive organs.

Click here to read the full report into toxic fur-trimmed children’s clothes.

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