Norway becomes first country to ban fur from fashion week!

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Spearheaded by Mote Mot Pels (Fashion Against Fur), the move was helped along with the strong support of 220 Norwegian fashion industry media, including Norwegian Elle and Norwegian Cosmopolitan, and designers Leila Hafzi, Thomas Ryen of Undorn and John Erling Vinnem of JohnnyLove who refuse to use fur in their collections.

Paul Vasbotten, general manager of  Oslo Fashion Week, pointed: “It has been a very natural choice for us. We are doing this in order to increase ethical values in fashion.”

Not everyone shares Norway’s position, however.
Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter-in-law Duchess of Cornwall , were spotted in Russian-style fur hats on Christmas day, something that urge British animal rights organization Animal Aid to share some not-so-nice words about.
Even though the fur-hats were reported as vintage refashioned pieces, the Queen and Camilla raised some serious voices!


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