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Serena Williams’ New Clothing Line Is Cruelty-Free and Empowers Women!

Serena Williams’ New Clothing Line Is Cruelty-Free and Empowers Women! | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Although the clothing line is cruelty-free, containing no leather, fur, wool, silk, etc., a great deal of the collection is made up of synthetic materials like polyester, spandex, and nylon, which are ultimately not great for the environment. Several studies have shown that when synthetic materials are washed, bits of it enter our waterways and add to the immense microplastic epidemic plaguing our planet, especially in the oceans where marine life ingest the plastic … and yes, microplastics enter our drinking water too. We hope to see more sustainable and natural materials used in the clothing line in the future so it can truly live up to the Earth-friendly vegan concept.
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Cruelty-free is the leading organisation working to end animal experiments worldwide. It investigate and expose the reality of life for animals in laboratories, challenge decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals, and champion better science and cruelty free living.

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You Can Now Get Cruelty-Free Handbags Made With Mushroom Leather!

You Can Now Get Cruelty-Free Handbags Made With Mushroom Leather! | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The range and availability of leather alternatives have made finding a cruelty-free alternative to leather bags, wallets, shoes, and just about anything you could think of, incredibly easy. Bolt Threads is one company championing faux leather created in an especially fascinating way – its Mylo material is made from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms. The company is now debuting an exciting new product that will soon have the chance to become a staple for many – a spacious handbag called the Mylo™ Driver Bag. The Mylo material is an example of how more ethical and sustainable alternatives to leather can come from very unlikely sources. The variety of faux leather now includes materials of such high quality that it is difficult to justify still choosing the option that is inextricably connected with the suffering and killing of animals. According to PETA, the leather industry’s toll is more than one billion animals every year. Hopefully, leather alternatives will carry on gaining popularity as high-quality materials, including in the high fashion industry which has recently been applauded for taking a stand against the use of fur.

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.

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