What contributes to the ever growing problem of fur fashion becoming popular is that fur fashion designs garner a lot of publicity and advertising for their designs, such as catwalks and seasonal look books, deterring the ethical issues for the public eye (Diet 2016). Fur fashion is considered to be trendy, luxurious and high-quality, creating a high demand for them with less familiarity of faux products in high-end fashion (Dietz 2016).
The causes that contribute to the problem is that celebrities garner a lot of positive media attention for being the ‘best-dressed’ at events, wearing these fur products, with magazines, social media platforms, fashion blogs and expensive brands further promoting fur apparel (Dietz 2016). The attitudes contributing to this problem is that the audiences are more concerned with the trends and aesthetics of their wardrobe than ethical issues, due to lack of awareness or inability to find alternatives (Dietz 2016).
The social problem is that animals are being exploited in the fashion industry (Garlow 2014), even though there is an abundance of substitutions. Fashion designers still use real animal fur in their seasonal collections, ignoring the deplorable suffering in fur farms (Garlow 2014).
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Dietz, D. 2016, The Huffington Post, Accessed 23 August 2016, <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-dietz/fashions-fur-problem-fur-_b_7845332.html>
Garlow, A. 2014, 5 Worst Ways Animals Are Exploited in the Fashion Industry, One Green Planet, Accessed 23 August 2016 <http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-worst-ways-animals-are-exploited-in-the-fashion-industry/>