Our Favourite Affordable Faux Fur Right Now

Stella McCartney menswear SS17.
It's the best way to stay warm.

The fashion industry is notoriously a burden on the environment, especially with regards to textile production.  In fact, the garment industry sits just below oil and gas as the greatest polluter of any other global business.  On top of the stresses on the earth caused by the production process, the fur industry also incurs a variety of other damages - from the feed needed to raise animals, the carbon dioxide levels produced by fur farms, to the inhumane slaughter of animals like minks and rabbits.  According to The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, fur farms can be up to 28 times more harmful to ozone layer depletion, soil and water pollution, and land use.  Furthermore, fur farms in China have also been accused of using domesticated animals in their production practices.  All in all, it's safe to say that in 2017, there should be no place for real fur in the fashion industry.

As a result, more and more brands have (thankfully!) followed the lead of vegetarian designers like Stella McCartney, and have populated our favourite shops with hoards of faux fur coats to covet this winter.  Not only does wearing faux fur make us feel luxurious and sophisticated, it also provides some much needed warmth, unlike many other types of coats that fashion tries to push.  We have made an edit with some of our favourite faux fur outerwear pieces on the market right now - click below to shop them all!


Main Image via @iamcharlottemartin

Read more: How Gen-Z took over the fashion industry this year, plus this is the best career advice we've received from our favourite fashion journalists.

Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief