Animal rights activists can now sigh with relief. Zessoo, a plant-based fashion company, is excited to learn their protests weren't in vain. The company rallied together for years at Burberry's fashion shows in London to protest their use of fur.
But according to Women's Wear Daily, designer Karl Lagerfeld says the fur industry is valuable. Lagerfeld believes the industry employs a lot of people and faux fur actually pollutes the environment.
“Fake fur pollutes the world more than anything else. Fur is an industry. It’s legal. The idea that people don’t like it — I understand. But as long as they use leather and eat meat, I don’t see that it’s a problem."
“It’s more and more difficult to make fur collections. You can hardly find expensive furs. You have to do shearlings and shaved mink and things like this because it’s impossible to find sable, it’s very, very difficult. Because, you know, sable and ermine — you cannot farm. People who want to suppress the fur industry — if they have enough money to make an income for all the people who work in that industry, OK. I see it going nowhere.”
Rapper Safaree Samuels ran into a mob of anti-fur protesters and defended his love for fur. The rapper says protesters should focus less on animal rights and more on the rights of human beings. Take a look at the video below.