Re: Natural fur
Well, considering Man and Woman first wore pelts and fur in the Caveman era over 170,000 years ago, by first killing and eating the animal for the meat. An acceptable way of living.
Just been reading short biop of fur that was interesting. It appears that as far back as the 11th century, European woman started the trend to wear fur more as a fashion item rather than for warmth, such as fur coats, capes and hats. Royalty at the time wore fur all the time, such as Sable, Mink and Chinchilla. It was the ultimate symbol of wealth. By the 1300's, laws were actually introduced to regulate which social classes were allowed to wear which type of fur!!.
It was in 1870 that fur farms came into being and that films depicting women wearing fur made it even more popular.
By the 1950's most actresses were often seen wearing fur on the big screen and out and about.
By 1960, fur was much more affordable, fur coats became shorter and this is when faux fur came into its own, as well as accessories.
Must admit, only once owned a shortish faux fur coat that I loved to wear over an evening dress on special occasions. Although only fake, once anti-fur campaigns came into being, I was loathe to wear it as it looked so real (I didn't want to risk a tin of pain being poured over my head!)
My faux fur was in the end, confined to the back of my wardrobe, and eventually the charity shop.