Buying fur can be eco-friendly
When it comes to buying fur products of any kind, it is easy to see where the moral conundrum for some people stems from. However, while many see fur as immoral and bad for the environment, could the opposite actually be true?
Whether you are thinking about buying your first Aria Mode fur, or you are simply looking to add to your collection, understanding fur is very important. For example, did you know that fur can be an eco-friendly solution compared to using synthetic and faux fur products?
That might not make sense, so let us explain.
Why is fur actually eco-friendly?
The main reason why fur is a useful ally for the environment comes from the process used to make most faux fur and synthetic products. The majority of manufactured faux fur will use petroleum-based products in their development. As we know, this cannot be renewed and as such it has a real kickback on the environment. With every ‘environment saving’ faux fur coat being made, the resources used to make it can be very costly.
Petroleum is a highly challenging compound to get out of the ground and then to use and process for this kind of project. As such, the dependency of using petroleum-based products will mean that faux furs actually can have a negative impact on the world as a whole.
Also, another factor to keep in mind is that faux fur is not a biodegradable product. This means that when faux fur is inevitably cast aside and put into landfill sites, it does not degrade and break back down. That is a major problem, but the other problem stems from the use of petrochemical microfibers that come out of each coat.
These not only are non-degradable, but they are going to have the risk of damaging and impacting on water sources. This means that anything in that water could be impacted, causing even more environmental damage that could have been avoided simply by using other methods.
The moral complex of faux fur
As you might imagine, many people who use faux fur products feel vindicated and justified in their approach. But real fur is actually going to degrade natural because of that – it is actually natural. When an animal dies, it can degrade naturally without having a consequence for the land where it has died. The same is the case with fur; fur is biodegradable, so it can degrade without leaving a negative footprint on the land where it was buried.
Like many people, you might see the use of fur as a confusing moral issue. But when the alternatives are often even more damaging to the land in the long-term, is the benefit of using a faux fur product really worth it in the years to come?
There is a reason why fur has been a fantastically well-used product in the fashion and clothing industry for years: it has a proven quality that does not leave a negative footprint on the environment in the weeks, months, and years to come.