Fur Which Doesn’t Kill

 

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Wearing fur has always been a controversial issue and people tend to have very conflicting and fierce views about it.  As you’ve probably noticed already I choose to wear certain furs but I highly respect anyone who has a different view to me.  There are strong reasons for and against and I can completely appreciate both sides of the arguments.

About a year ago I discovered Alpaca fur and I think for a lot of people this could be a game changer when it comes to buying and wearing fur.  Alpaca fur is sourced as ethically as you can get as Alpacas are not killed for their fur.

 

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Most Alpaca fur comes from Peru where it is not financially viable to kill alpacas for their skins.  They can live up to 20 years which promises a lifetime of shearing (much like we do with sheep), which has a far greater financial benefit than a single skin.

The fur predominantly comes from the natural death of baby Alpacas, called cria, of which many sadly die from hypothermia caused by the plummeting Andes winter weather.  Farmers would obviously rather see their cria develop to a ripe old age but by selling the fur, the death of the cria is not wasted and the farmer can still benefit.

 

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Outfit details: Trousers – Balmain x H&M (similar luxury version HERE & a high street option HERE) | Cardigan – Chanel (similar HERE) | Tee – H&M (find HERE) | Gilet – Samantha Holmes (find HERE) | Shoes – Gucci (find HERE & HERE) | Bag – Givenchy (similar HERE & HERE) | Necklace – H&M (similar HERE & HERE) | Bangle – Guess (find HERE) | Watch – Hermes (find HERE) | Rings – Vintage

 

Just make sure you look out for a company that follows Fair Trade practices and purchases ethically sourced Alpaca furs.  I tend to purchase from Samatha Holmes for several reasons.  Firstly, she works closely with independent producer groups which are predominantly family run businesses or individual home workers.  On her website, she talks about regularly visiting her network of workers to ensure they’re fairly renumerated and have good working conditions.  Any company which concentrates on ethical and fair process always gets my support.

 

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The second reason I stand by Samatha Holmes is her gilets are absolutely divine.  Now we all know I LOVE a gilet but I have to say her’s are the softest and fluffiest I have ever come across.  Whenever I wear mine I always get compliments without fail.  You honestly have to touch one to understand just how fluffy it feels and obviously with it being fur, it keeps you incredibly warm too.

It comes in 3 colours, black, grey and brown.  As they’re currently on sale I’m planning on treating myself to the brown one as I honestly cannot get enough.  These are just a few other pieces I also have my beady eye on (use the arrows to scroll along):

 

 

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Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress, Snapchat thatnewdress and Depop @dominiquew.

 

 

 

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42 Comments

    • thatnewd January 31, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! xx

  1. Alice January 29, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Wooow you look gorgeous in this wonderful outfit!!! I love your cute shoes <3

    • thatnewd February 3, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:25 am

      Awww thanks girl! I wasn’t sure about the clogs at first but now I love them and can’t get enough! Haha xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:26 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:26 am

      Aww thanks doll xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:26 am

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:29 am

      It fares really well and is super low maintenance! xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:33 am

      Really?! That makes my week, thank you! xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:33 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment hun xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:35 am

      It’s so soft! I love it as a fur xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Awww thanks hun xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:36 am

      Thanks so much doll xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:37 am

      It’s so soft and luxurious, I’m seriously obsessed with it! xx

  2. Jasmine January 30, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the sweater!

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:39 am

      Thank you sweetie! xx

  3. Stylehue January 30, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    I love an all black look! I don’t know how I feel about fur. I prefer everything faux, but in very cold countries, I can understand how fur can be useful

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:45 am

      That’s why Alpaca is so great, it’s totally ethical! xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Isn’t it great?! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog hunny! xx

  4. Rina January 31, 2017 / 7:33 am

    I love that an animal was not killed for this fur to be made. It is such a beautiful vest, I can see you styling it with so many different outfits! Super chic and I bet it’s warm too!

    xoxo Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Yes, I’m going to be wearing it with everything and anything I think!! xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:47 am

      Awww you’re such a doll, thank you! xx

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:47 am

      Thanks so much hun xx

  5. Ashley January 31, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    Such a great look, lady- and I love that this is a sustainable and ethical way to wear fur!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd February 1, 2017 / 12:49 am

      Me too! I think it’s wonderful, I’ll definitely be investing in more Alpaca from now on xx

    • thatnewd February 8, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Aww thanks doll xx

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