Animal fur has been used by people since the dawn of humanity. With society progressing and becoming more sophisticated, killing an animal solely to keep warm for getting furs seems somewhat barbaric. Animal skins are also largely replaced with synthetic fabrics these days; this is much better than using real animal skin because it provides us with many other options for clothes which are functional and stylish without needing to use any form of animals at all.
Plant based Furs
Many faux furs nowadays come in plastic-based man-made fabric (much like woolly mammoths). Since we know that plastics have a harmful effect on nature, how ethical or sustainable can they really be? A lot less sustainable than using hemp! The original Levi’s jeans were made from hemp cloth after all!
A Ukrainian design firm created a fur-like material out of hemp plant fibres and viscose with a cotton base. Because of the methodologies used to produce this fur supplement, this organic plant-based fur is an innovation.
According to the company DevoHome, it differs from synthetic fur even though it is simple, plant-based, and biodegradable. Hemp fur is made from organic hemp that has been grown without using pesticides and herbicides; it is being grasped by fashion labels and clothing designers who are looking for more environmentally friendly ways to create clothing. Is hemp fur the rage? In any case, let us hope that it marks the culmination of animal cruelty in fashion for good.
Faux fur made from Cannabis Plant
The simple reality that the clothing is manufactured from cannabis plants has contributed to the fabric’s popularity, with designers creating fur coats and jackets from hemp fur. It’s interesting, she says, that even though some people are so concerned about the logo, they still endorse and wear hemp. Those who make clothing from the fabric claim that it is also useful to implement with than synthetic fibres.
“I was overcome with emotion the first time I opened the roll. It has a really floral smell “Halyna Zeldych, a dressmaker, says
Last year, the eco-friendly material made its first appearance at Ukrainian Fashion Week, where it was a big hit with the both design professionals and animal rights activists.