Dress Yourself Vegan With Louise Roe

For Immediate Release:
22 December 2014

Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]

Fashion Guru Teams Up With PETA to Showcase Her Favourite Cruelty-Free Clothing and Accessories of the Season

London – What do a Stella McCartney clutch, a pair of Doc Martens and a Vivienne Westwood dress all have in common? They’re all top vegan fashion picks for fashion journalist, stylist and TV presenter Louise Roe, who stars in an exclusive new PETA video in which she shows off her stylish new haul of animal-friendly fashion. As Roe points out, since more retailers than ever are offering on-trend, luxurious fashions made without leather, wool, fur or other products that cause animal suffering, finding desirable vegan fashion on the high street and from top designers is easier than ever.

Click here to see a roundup of Roe’s favourite items.

“I think it is just cool to have options that don’t involve animals”, says Louise.

On angora rabbit farms, workers often tie rabbits down and violently rip the fur out of their skin by the fistful as the animals scream in pain. Ducks and geese used for down have their feathers yanked out while they’re fully conscious. Cows killed for leather are hung upside down and have their throats slit. On fur farms, minks, rabbits, raccoons and even dogs and cats are often beaten, drowned or electrocuted, and sometimes they’re even skinned alive.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” –encourages compassionate designers to sign up for the “PETA-Approved Vegan” programme, which helps retailers communicate to their customers which products are 100 per cent vegan via this logo.

For more information on vegan fashion, please visit PETA.org.uk.