PETA India made a big splash and turned heads with a spot at this year’s India Fashion Forum (IFF) at Conrad Bengaluru on February 28 and March 1. Launched in 2000, IFF, which is India’s largest and most influential fashion retail intelligence event in the country, hosted global leaders from all spheres of the fashion industry. This was a fantastic networking opportunity for anyone interested in the business of fashion.
PETA India showcased state-of-the-art materials and a wide variety of vegan products like a stylish vegan silk saree from Taneira, vegan silk materials and embroidered bridal sarees from TENCEL™ LUXE, handcrafted handbags from couture label JADE by Monica and Karishma, coconut leather materials and products from Malai, pineapple, coconut, and synthetic leather wallets and clutch bags from Aulive, leather made from discarded temple flowers from Phool, men’s shoes and belts from Ethik, vegan wool from FABORG, vegan silk ethnic dress from JJV by JJ Valaya. PETA India staffers also spoke to businesses looking for “PETA-Approved Vegan” and Beauty Without Bunnies certifications.
Compassionate fashion means compassion for all living beings. Animals caged and killed for their skins are forced to live joyless, traumatic lives and suffer painful, inhumane deaths. Moreover, while the industry is environmentally unsustainable, polluting the planet and causing widespread damage, vegan fashion continues to evolve. Faux silk and vegan leather made from plants look beautiful and feel luxurious.