Human Leather – Would You Wear It?

Posted by on July 10, 2012 | Permalink

A chic little downtown jacket. Buttery soft. Comes in a stunning mahogany tan. Detailed with a unique frilled-flesh collar. Made in England. 100% genuine human leather.

Would you wear it? Not a chance, right?!

Fortunately, no one was harmed in the making of this jacket. It’s actually made out of latex by art student Heidi Alavi to remind people that human skin and animal skin are the same – and that neither is “fabric”. Stealing skin to make jackets, bags and belts will never be acceptable. From cows to sheep to crocodiles to ostriches, all animals suffer at the hands of the barbaric leather and fur industries.

So if the thought of wearing human skin makes your stomach turn, consider this: when you buy leather, there’s no way of knowing what – or whom – you’re buying. Dog and cat skins are sometimes used to make leather and fur garments, which are sold – unmarked – all around the world. The one thing that you can be sure of is that if you’re wearing animal skin, you’re supporting cruelty to animals.

Designer Stella McCartney said in her PETA exposé of the leather industry, “I like to work with fabrics that don’t bleed”. Please pledge never to wear fabrics that bleed. Be comfortable in your own skin, and let animals keep theirs.