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Topshop teams up with PETA UK to fight against use of exotic animal skin

Written on:March 15, 2013
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Topshop-PETA collaboration

Topshop vows to keep ‘wildlife out of wardrobe’ with PETA

Topshop has teamed up with PETA UK to fight against the use of animal skin which results from killing of exotic animals. In collaboration with PETA UK, Topshop’s flagship store at Oxford Street will showcase plight of exotic animals who are killed for their skins. The eye-catching display can be seen through the shop’s main window on Monday, March 18 features animals spilling out along with a caption stating: “Keep Wildlife Out of Your Wardrobe”.

While celebrating ethical fashion, Topshop wishes to remind people of the excrutiating pain that animals such as snakes and alligators go through while their skins are taken for human usage. The Topshop website urges customers to go onto PETA UK website and take an oath of avoiding the use of clothes or accessories made out of animal skin.

With this initiation, Topshop is simply giving out a message which means that exotic skins belong in the wild and not in your wardrobe! In exotic-skins industry, reptiles such as snakes, lizards and alligators are put through unimaginable torture when they are skinned alive, leaving the animals several agonising hours before they succumb to their deaths. Opposing this heinous crime against animals, Topshop has lent its support towards animal welfare.

PETA and Topshop have partnered on several other occasions to oppose the cruel fur and exotic-skins trades. Topshop was recently presented with a PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Award in the category of Most Stylish Women’s Knitwear for the company’s trendy cream-and-lime jumper.

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