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Los Angeles to host the first ever ‘Vegan Fashion Week’ in February!

As if the Fashion Month held in different parts of the world, wasn’t an event niche enough, it’s getting even more nuanced with the introduction of Vegan Fashion Week. Los Angeles is all set to host the first ever ‘Vegan fashion Week’ from February 1-4. Los Angeles, which has recently become the biggest city to ban the use of fur, is the perfect place to host this one of a kind event. Not only that, Los Angeles has also been named the most vegan city by the PETA in 2018. This four-day event is aimed at ending animal exploitation in the fashion industry by informing fashion lovers about the social, ethical and environmental issues surrounding the unfair exploitation of animals in the industry.

The founder of Vegan Fashion week and an animal rights activist, Emmanuelle Rienda, promises to offer the fashion industry with cruelty-free alternatives. Rienda said “I want to ignite conversations and debates within the industry by educating, elevating, and drawing connections between our most important values: our respect for human life, animal rights, and the environment,” and introducing the Vegan Fashion Week seems the right way to do it!

The opening night of the four-day event is set to be held at the Museum of Natural History show-casing collections of the labels that offer cruelty-free products. In addition to that, the opening night will include a talk by, Dr Robert Lempert, a climate change scientist. The founder aims to take the event to other fashion-forward cities in an attempt to make Vegan Fashion Week the standard fashion week in the future.

The fashion lovers and the brands have often over-looked the animal cruelty behind the beautiful and exuberant fashion products. In recent times, we have seen a rapid increase in the number of people who are concerned with stopping animal cruelty for the benefit of mankind which has lead to the fashion industry facing some serious criticism for using leather and fur. With the increasing emphasis on sustainable development, the fashion industry has been facing more and more pressure to be more responsible for their actions and the manufacturing process. The world’s first ever Vegan Fashion Week to be held in February, is one step forwards towards educating people about the cruel practices of the fashion industry and towards making the fashion a cruelty-free industry!