The Ghosts In Our Machine

Alternatives to Fur

Marcus2“Due to pressure by animal rights activists, combined with stricter environmental standards in Europe and in the U.S. there is increased public awareness about the ills of fur farming…”

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Faux Fur throws and pillows

Faux Fur accessories and clothing

Faux Fur coats for men, women and children, throws, pillows, boots and accessories

Copenhagen Artificial Fur

Faux Fur throws and pillows and faux fur fabric to make your own



Arc’teryx is a clothing manufacturer that specializes in creating the best outerwear and technical gear. They have an extensive environmental statement and an internal “green committee” that helps the company reduce their eco-footprint. The company also manufactures a wide variety of wind and waterproof garments.


Swedish for “Arctic Fox”, Fjällräven is a completely fur-free company that makes warm coats for a wide variety of weather extremes. Choose from a variety of options for outerwear, sweaters, shirts, pants, accessories and bags. One of our favourites is the Nuuk Parka, fur-free and made with Microloft, a lightweight and super warm alternative to goose down. All of Fjällräven’s items are made in factories that have high labour standards and they use eco-friendly fabrics and support environmental initiatives.

A company with heart, Patagonia donates 1% of their sales to hundreds of grassroots organizations all over the world. They have an incredible and extensive social policy. They also never use fur in any of their clothing or gear.

Vaute Couture

Run with the little guy! Vaute Couture is a vegan fashion house that creates amazingly warm winter coats that double as pieces of art. Not only is this company completely animal-friendly (no fur, leather, suede, silk, down or wool) their line of cold weather coats also contain recycled fabrics and fibres as well as organic materials. Each coat is made by hand in NYC’s fashion district. Vaute Couture has a long list of celebrity fans including Alicia Silverstone and Emily Deschanel.

Mountain Equipment Co-op

With stores across Canada, Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a wide variety of quality outdoor gear at fair prices. The company works hard to source sustainable products including organically grown cotton and recycled polyester. They do not sell any real fur products and ensure their factories adhere to strict and responsible labour practices.

Alternative Outfitters

A fantastic online resource for fashionable leather alternatives and cruelty-free products for a compassionate lifestyle.

The North Face, Inc.

An American outdoor product company specializing in fur-free outerwear, fleece and coats.


Hoodlamb is an independent eco-fashion label based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. and is mostly known for its line of sustainable fur-free Winter Wear. The official outfitter for the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Fur Free Retailer

For information about specific fashion designers against fur, and for a list of fur-free clothing retailers.The Fur Free Retailer Program is a project of the Fur Free Alliance, it gives consumers accurate information about a retailer’s fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping. The program aims to further the spirit of ethical consumerism and provide shoppers with information about the most compassionate retailers in the world.


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