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Subject: Fur Is Dead -- So Why is J. Crew Selling It?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pithythefool-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 20 Nov 2005 09:51 PST
Expires: 20 Dec 2005 09:51 PST
Question ID: 595466
Why, why, WHY would they do that?  I'm totally shocked.  J. Crew is
normally a retailer I love, and I am profoundly disappointed in them. 
They're selling horrific-looking "trapper" hats made of fox and coyote
skins.  They've got shoes and hats trimmed with mink "pom poms" (as if
calling them "pom poms" out-cutes the disgusting nature of what it really
is).  I'm not a PETA fanatic, but I think the wearing of fur is
morally reprehensible.  Never mind it being a fashion-faux pas.  It's
a compassion faux-pas.

As an answer to my question, please give me a list of retailers who
choose NOT to sell fur for ethical reasons.  A list of ten or so major
clothing chains would be great.
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Subject: Re: Fur Is Dead -- So Why is J. Crew Selling It?
Answered By: webadept-ga on 20 Nov 2005 10:41 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi, here you go... 


On the 19th May, Selfridges confirmed that they have now stopped
selling all real fur.
https://www1.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/manchester/2005/05/311522.html

After nearly eight months of campaigning, PETA received written
assurance that Wet Seal will not carry fur during the fall 2005
season.

Topshop, the U.K.'s most highly respected fashion chain-adored by the
fashion media and public alike-debuted PETA's "All Our Fur Is Fake"
decal, which appeared in the windows of all 280 Topshop stores
nationwide.

PETA led a successful campaign to persuade Gap Inc. to stop the sale
of Indian leather.

http://www.furisdead.com/history.asp?pf=true

All Vegan
619-299-4669 ? lca_sandiego@bigfoot.com
Vegan shoes, belts, purses, and chocolates (available only in San Diego).

Alternative Outfitters
626-396-4972 ? CustomerCare@AlternativeOutfitters.com
www.AlternativeOutfitters.com
Nonleather women?s shoes, handbags, wallets, belts, watches, cell
phone pouches, and other accessories.

Bagg Lady Handbags
1-800-459-3033 ? info@bagglady.com
www.bagglady.com
Versatile synthetic leather purses designed with built-in wallets, for
maximum space, efficiency, accessibility, and organization.

Beyond Skin
01494 871 655 ? info@beyondskin.co.uk
www.beyondskin.co.uk
Vegan shoes for women.

bootzwalla
917-905-3313 ? lori@bootzwalla.com
www.bootzwalla.com
Imported faux-fur hats, scarves, and leggings.

Bulge
1-800-630-9389 ? sales@bulgebag.com
www.bulgebag.com
Hip bags made from a water-resistant PVC material.

Cedar Key Canvas
1-800-729-0297 ? julie@ckcanvas.com
www.ckcanvas.com
Handcrafted and custom-made canvas totes, purses, luggage, and duffles.

Chrome Bags
415-503-1221 ? chrome@chromebags.com
www.chromebags.com
Nonleather messenger bags, laptop bags, and DJ bags.

Comfurts by Ken Alan
323-951-0045 ? kalan@comfurts.com
www.comfurts.com
Faux-fur pillows, throws, home furnishings, and robes.
alternatives
Coquette Faux Furriers
claire@coquettefauxfurriers.com ? www.coquettefauxfurriers.com
Faux fur hats, muffs, purses, collars, and stoles.

Crocs
303-998-6068 ? contact@crocs.com
www.crocs.com
Vegan slip-resistant footwear.

Crystalyn Kae
1-866-310-9377 ? info@crystalynkae.com
www.crystalynkae.com
Stylish vegan bags and belts.

Cynthia King Dance
718-437-0101 ? www.cynthiakingdance.com
Cynthiakingdance@aol.com
Nonleather ballet shoes.

Ductbills
503-263-6632 ? info@ductbills.com
www.ductbills.com
Vegan wallets.

Ethical Wares*
011 44 15 7047 1155 ? vegans@ethicalwares.com
www.ethicalwares.com
Trekking and hiking boots, dress boots, steel-toe safety boots, and
dress shoes for men and women.

Faux
011 44 20 7253 5768 ? sales@faux.uk.com
www.faux.uk.com
Faux-fur jackets, cushions, bedspreads, rugs, throws, handbags,
scarves, bikinis, and accessories.

Freerangers
011 44 12 0756 5957 ? info@freerangers.co.uk
www.freerangers.co.uk
Vegan shoes, accessories, and clothing for men, women, and children.

Fur Replicas
1-888-756-7531 ? www.furreplicas.com
Faux fur jackets, capes, wraps, and muffs for rent or sale.

Gloria Gerber
330-867-2102 ? gloria@gloriagerber.com
www.gloriagerber.com
Vegan bags.

SkinGoodGoth.com
The Corner Store
413-568-6641 ? luluwhite@aol.com
www.goodgoth.com
Funky vinyl shoes, boots, bags, coats, skirts, dresses, and lingerie.

Heartland Products, Ltd.
1-800-441-4692 (U.S.) ? 515-332-3087 (Canada)
www.trvnet.net/~hrtlndp/
Nonleather Western-style boots, work boots, baseball gloves, shoes,
watchbands, and biker jackets.

Helen Powers
212-288-9847 ? helenpowersfit@aol.com
www.helenpowers.com
Vegan ?Powerbag,? versatile enough for the gym or for travel.

INOPIA Footwear
1-888-269-5366 ? info@inopiausa.com
www.inopiausa.com
Vegan belts, wallets, and BMX/skateboarding shoes.

Kpur
213-687-9699 ? info@kepur.com
www.kepur.com
Vegan guitar straps.

Little Packrats
978-449-0222 ? info@littlepackrats.com
www.littlepackrats.com
Fun vinyl backpacks, lunch bags, and totes for kids.

M. Avery Designs Studio & Boutique
201-876-1198 ? www.maverydesigns.com
funkybags@maverydesigns.com
Stylish nonleather bags.

MooShoes*
212-481-5792 ? info@mooshoes.com
www.mooshoes.com
Wide variety of nonleather shoes, belts, and wallets.

N/A Designs
natalie@nadesigns.com ? www.nadesigns.com
Vinyl bags and bracelets.

Nedra Made It
503-528-5284 ? www.nedramadeit.com
Vegan dog-gear bag and collapsible travel bowl.

NewGrip.com
1-800-834-2695 ? newgrip@juno.com
www.newgrip.com
Nonleather weight-lifting gloves.

NoBull Footwear
011 44 12 7330 2979 ? information@veganstore.co.uk
www.veganstore.co.uk
Vegan dress and casual shoes, hiking boots, jackets, belts, and wallets.

OTSU
1-866-HEY-OTSU ? info@veganmart.com
www.veganmart.com
Vegan shoes, belts, wallets, and bags.

Pangea*
1-800-340-1200 ? info@veganstore.com
www.veganstore.com
Vegan shoes, belts, bags, wallets, guitar straps, jackets, ties, suits, and more.

Posh Pelts
customerservice@poshpelts.com ? www.poshpelts.com
Faux fur pillows and throws.

Premium Furs
866-632-2387 ? www.prefurs.com
contact@prefurs.com
Faux fur fabrics, throws, pillows, and lampshades.

Queen Bee Creations
360-352-1610 ? queenbee@queenbee-creations.com
www.queenbee-creations.com
Unique vinyl bags, wallets, belts, guitar straps, and accessories.

R.E. Load Baggage Inc.
East Coast: 215-922-2018 ? West Coast: 206-323-3281
www.reloadbags.com ? info@reloadbags.com
Nonleather, custom-designed messenger bags.
Shoes With Souls
858-653-3741? info@shoeswithsouls.com
www.shoeswithsouls.com
Stylish vegan shoes and belts.

Slim Pawn Handmade Handbags
info@slimpawn.com ? www.slimpawn.com
Vegan bags.

Sparkle Craft
tina@sparklecraft.com ? www.sparklecraft.com
Vegan guitar straps, belts, bags, and accessories.

Splaff Flops
619-221-9199 ? www.splaff.com
Nonleather sandals, bags, and belts made from recycled materials.

Stella McCartney
212-741-0141 ? sales@stellamccartney.com
www.stellamccartney.com
Nonleather shoes, accessories, bags, shoes, and clothing.

Timbuk2 Designs
1-888-TIMBUK2 ? customerservice@timbuk2.com
www.timbuk2.com
Nonleather, custom-designed messenger and computer bags.

Tom Bihn*
1-800-729-9607 ? inquiries@tombihn.com
www.tombihn.com
Variety of nonleather bags, including laptop cases, briefcases,
messenger bags, travel bags, and totes.

Truth
416-777-1604 ? truth@rogers.com
www.truthbelts.com
Fashionable nonleather belts and purses.

Used Rubber USA
415-626-7855 ? questions@usedrubberusa.com
www.usedrubberusa.com
Wallets, organizers, and bags made from recycled rubber.

VeganErotica.com
801-560-8238 ? eward@veganerotica.com
www.veganerotica.com
Vegan condoms, bondage gear, and other items.

Vegan Essentials
1-866-88-VEGAN ? questions@veganessentials.com
www.veganessentials.com
Hemp shoes and clothing, nonleather shoes, bags, belts, and wallets.

Veganline
nude@animal.nu ? www.veganline.com
Stylish vegan shoes, boots, and belts.

Vegan Wares
011 44 12 7369 1913 ? veganw@veganwares.com
www.veganwares.com
Nonleather shoes, boots, briefcases, wallets, dog collars, jazz shoes,
ballet slippers, and guitar straps.

Vegetarian Shoes
011 44 12 7369 1913 ? information@vegetarian-shoes.co.uk
www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk
Pleather jackets and belts and more than 50 styles of synthetic
leather and synthetic suede shoes, including genuine Doc Martens boots
and shoes, Birkenstocks, dress shoes, hiking boots, and work boots.

TheVegetarianSite.com
520-529-8691 ? shopping@thevegetariansite.com
www.thevegetariansite.com
Vegan shoes, bags, wallets, and accessories.

Via Vegan*
1-888-304-2334 ? info@viavegan.com
www.viavegan.com
Stylish nonleather purses and wallets.

Vulcana Bags
info@vulcanabags.com ? www.vulcanabags.com
Wallets, organizers, and bags made from recycled rubber.

Vegan shoes and accessories are often inexpensive?up to 60 to 75
percent cheaper than leather!

http://www.cowsarecool.com

thanks, 

webadept-ga
pithythefool-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thanks for a fast and very comprehensive answer!

Comments  
Subject: Re: Fur Is Dead -- So Why is J. Crew Selling It?
From: anndickson-ga on 12 Apr 2006 08:49 PDT
 
I quite agree with what you say. I was appalled by the Peta website. 
Quote: ?Cattle, sheep, goats and other animals are crammed onto
vehicles in such illegally-high numbers in India that they slip or
fall onto each other?s horns, their bones break and many die en
route.?

When you buy any leather items, find out where they have been
manufactured. This website I have found only uses British leather
which is strictly and humanely controlled: www.annabelchaffer.co.uk

European retail giant Marks & Spencer has announced that it will not
purchase Indian leather until improvements for animals is made. In
addition, Nordstrom, L.L. Bean, Timberland, Eddie Bauer, Travel 2000
and Wolverine Worldwide have joined the growing list of retailers,
including Gap Inc., J. Crew, Clarks, Florsheim, Caterpillar and
Harley-Davidson footwear, which have refused to purchase Indian
leather after being contacted by PETA.
Subject: Re: Fur Is Dead -- So Why is J. Crew Selling It?
From: emiliooneto-ga on 27 Sep 2006 13:14 PDT
 
fur may be dead but genuine leather sure isnt.  www.emiliooneto.com
has some very affordable genuine leather handbags that can substitute
fur. Free shipping too.

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