– Now try saying that 10 times (fast or slow…its still a mouth full!) But it doesn’t change the fact that both real and faux furs are showing up in a wide variety from New York to Paris. What’s more, fur (long, short, faux and real) has been used to trim collars and cuffs as well as sleeves, hems, heels and handles of jackets, skirts, shoes and handbags.
The Truth in Fur Labeling Act signed by Pres. Obama is just a clue that consumers are conflicted about fur and want to be armed with information before buying. Fashion designers across the board are offering options so that shoppers can choose: ethical and affordable. Look at Chanel, Gherardini and Prada all of which have offered faux fur jackets, coats, handbags and boots.
Fur can be found in two different ways. It comes in as a real fur, which has opened up a new market, a sustainable fur trend: “Fur is a natural, renewable, and sustainable resource,” claims the Fur Council of Canada, which further states that thanks to new trapping regulations, there are now as many beavers, muskrats, raccoons, coyotes, and foxes as there were when the Europeans first arrived on the continent. Read more: Fur Fashion 2011 – Sustainable Fur Trend – Marie Claire
Or you can find faux fur, which can embellish today’s fashion without hiking up the price and entering into the question of ethics. Gherardini has artfully added a touch of fall fashion to its moonsilk creations. In the same bright colors and lightweight material which has been come a signature for the Gherardini Fashion, they have added a lush faux fur trim.