1. Faz Not Fur

After struggling to find cruelty-free outerwear that still captured the beauty of actual animal fur, Paris based designer Nadja Axarlis decided it was time to launch Faz Not Fur.

Every piece in her collection is made at a small Parisian atelier from European faux fur. Workers are fairly paid, and all materials are locally sourced. The result is downy-soft, silky fake fur outerwear that looks as lush as it feels.

We love: The luxuriousness of these collections

Price range: High

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2. Stella McCartney

There is no denying it – fur is cruel. 85% of the fur industry’s skins come from animals living in captivity in factory fur farms, as Stella McCartney well knows. We love that whether she’s designing vegan shoes, clothes or bags, this vegetarian designer prioritises the welfare of animals above all.

That being said, the decision to include faux fur in her own designs has not been without much debate. Stella didn’t want to encourage people to use real fur by making a ‘fur look’ chic. Ultimately, she decided to put a ‘Fur-Free-Fur’ label on the outside of faux fur garments, just in case anyone has any doubt about what the coats are really made from.

Stella urges her customers to care for their items responsibly, washing rarely, and  never throwing them away. Her faux fur can easily be upcycled into pillow cases, toys or even rugs, when they’re at the end of their lifecycle.

We love: Stella is now working with Ecopel (more of which below), a company that makes faux fur from recycled plastic bottles.

Price range: High

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