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Q: Fur Is Dead -- So Why is J. Crew Selling It? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
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.
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond Skin
01494 871 655 ?
Vegan shoes for women.

917-905-3313 ?
Imported faux-fur hats, scarves, and leggings.

1-800-630-9389 ?
Hip bags made from a water-resistant PVC material.

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

Chrome Bags
415-503-1221 ?
Nonleather messenger bags, laptop bags, and DJ bags.

Comfurts by Ken Alan
323-951-0045 ?
Faux-fur pillows, throws, home furnishings, and robes.
Coquette Faux Furriers ?
Faux fur hats, muffs, purses, collars, and stoles.

303-998-6068 ?
Vegan slip-resistant footwear.

Crystalyn Kae
1-866-310-9377 ?
Stylish vegan bags and belts.

Cynthia King Dance
718-437-0101 ?
Nonleather ballet shoes.

503-263-6632 ?
Vegan wallets.

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

011 44 20 7253 5768 ?
Faux-fur jackets, cushions, bedspreads, rugs, throws, handbags,
scarves, bikinis, and accessories.

011 44 12 0756 5957 ?
Vegan shoes, accessories, and clothing for men, women, and children.

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

Gloria Gerber
330-867-2102 ?
Vegan bags.
The Corner Store
413-568-6641 ?
Funky vinyl shoes, boots, bags, coats, skirts, dresses, and lingerie.

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

Helen Powers
212-288-9847 ?
Vegan ?Powerbag,? versatile enough for the gym or for travel.

INOPIA Footwear
1-888-269-5366 ?
Vegan belts, wallets, and BMX/skateboarding shoes.

213-687-9699 ?
Vegan guitar straps.

Little Packrats
978-449-0222 ?
Fun vinyl backpacks, lunch bags, and totes for kids.

M. Avery Designs Studio & Boutique
201-876-1198 ?
Stylish nonleather bags.

212-481-5792 ?
Wide variety of nonleather shoes, belts, and wallets.

N/A Designs ?
Vinyl bags and bracelets.

Nedra Made It
503-528-5284 ?
Vegan dog-gear bag and collapsible travel bowl.
1-800-834-2695 ?
Nonleather weight-lifting gloves.

NoBull Footwear
011 44 12 7330 2979 ?
Vegan dress and casual shoes, hiking boots, jackets, belts, and wallets.

1-866-HEY-OTSU ?
Vegan shoes, belts, wallets, and bags.

1-800-340-1200 ?
Vegan shoes, belts, bags, wallets, guitar straps, jackets, ties, suits, and more.

Posh Pelts ?
Faux fur pillows and throws.

Premium Furs
866-632-2387 ?
Faux fur fabrics, throws, pillows, and lampshades.

Queen Bee Creations
360-352-1610 ?
Unique vinyl bags, wallets, belts, guitar straps, and accessories.

R.E. Load Baggage Inc.
East Coast: 215-922-2018 ? West Coast: 206-323-3281 ?
Nonleather, custom-designed messenger bags.
Shoes With Souls
Stylish vegan shoes and belts.

Slim Pawn Handmade Handbags ?
Vegan bags.

Sparkle Craft ?
Vegan guitar straps, belts, bags, and accessories.

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

Stella McCartney
212-741-0141 ?
Nonleather shoes, accessories, bags, shoes, and clothing.

Timbuk2 Designs
1-888-TIMBUK2 ?
Nonleather, custom-designed messenger and computer bags.

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

416-777-1604 ?
Fashionable nonleather belts and purses.

Used Rubber USA
415-626-7855 ?
Wallets, organizers, and bags made from recycled rubber.
801-560-8238 ?
Vegan condoms, bondage gear, and other items.

Vegan Essentials
1-866-88-VEGAN ?
Hemp shoes and clothing, nonleather shoes, bags, belts, and wallets.

Veganline ?
Stylish vegan shoes, boots, and belts.

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

Vegetarian Shoes
011 44 12 7369 1913 ?
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.
520-529-8691 ?
Vegan shoes, bags, wallets, and accessories.

Via Vegan*
1-888-304-2334 ?
Stylish nonleather purses and wallets.

Vulcana Bags ?
Wallets, organizers, and bags made from recycled rubber.

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


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!

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

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:

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.
has some very affordable genuine leather handbags that can substitute
fur. Free shipping too.

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