It is no secret that the fashion industry is no stranger to crossing boundaries when it comes to social, political and environmental norms. In light of London Fashion Week, it is important to understand how the fashion industry is taking a significant step forward, followed by two steps back.

Animal rights has always been such a controversial topic when it comes to fashion. Major fashion labels heavily rely on fine materials and animals skins in order to maintain their luxury quality standards. However, this certainly comes at a cost. The real question is- who has the power to control what the famous designer labels are sending down the runway?

PETA ProtestImage : PETA Protest with courtesy from thedrum.com- Rebecca Stewart

PETA has made their voice heard this London Fashion Week, sending  women outside fashion shows to protest against animal cruelty. The activists made sure their messaged was delivered in a very memorable way- but is this enough to shake up the whole fashion industry and create change?

Whether its encouraging the public to become vegan or sending activists to protest against the use of animal skins, PETA sure knows how to make a statement and stand up for change. Recently, the animal rights group bought its own shares in major fashion labels with the intention of stopping the alleged animal abuse from occurring. One thing is for sure, PETA is living by the famous saying- “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”- and we commend you for it PETA.

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