Contrary to the significant swing in public opinion against fur in fashion in the 1990's, today there are more designers using fur than ever before, with approximately 500 fashion designers using fur in their ready-to-wear fashion lines. The global fur industry is now worth over $40 billion US dollars, and the global leather industry is even larger, valued at over $200 billion US dollars. In light of the significant welfare issues raised by fur production, numerous high-end fashion designers have gone fur-free, including Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani. Various jurisdictions around the world have also banned the production, importation and sale of fur. In contrast, the leather industry hasn't faced the same reaction, although fur and leather alternatives are both increasing in popularity, Read more →
5:00pm Friday 10 May 2019
Deakin Downtown, Melbourne VIC (map)

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