In a stand against the leather industry’s cruelty to animals and the huge environmental devastation, leather will be prohibited on Helsinki Fashion Week catwalks from July 2019. The event – held annually in Finland’s capital – is world leading in promoting sustainable fashion. There’s nothing sustainable about the leather trade. In fact, the leather industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, kills over a billion animals each year and also harm and kill people.
On a couch near you? Every day hundred thousands of animals are abused in the leather trade.
Perhaps your next designer chair? The ”life” of animals in the leather trade is nothing but misery.
Which Furniture Fair and Design Week will be first to follow Helsinki’s example and ditch leather? Photo copyright Anna Kern.
Innovative, high-tech options made from sustainable, plant-derived materials is on the rise. Alongside fab looking natural materials from a sustainable production. Let’s go Cruelty Free and never buy design products of animal origin. Leather, feather, fur and skin? No thank you!