In previous issues, we’ve discussed and shed light on the topic of sustainability in fashion industry practices. As faux fur becomes trendy again and production of apparel and accessories is ramped up, we need to ask the question: What environmental consequences lay ahead of us?
IS FAKE BETTER?
For centuries, fur coats had been a symbol of luxury and status, but it was not until the late 1800s that it became fashionable. The anti-fur movement began during the early ’70s, when animal rights activists began to call out on the inhumane practices and cruel treatment towards animals in the fur industry. Then in 1994, celebrities came onboard to protest against fur trade and made headlines in the infamous “I’d rather go naked” campaign run by PETA (that would last 30 years). It included a star-studded bevy of supermodels like Christy Turlington and Tyra Banks posing nude alongside the slogan, “We’d rather go naked than wear real fur”.
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YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
“More than half of my time is spent with animals, but I enjoy it,” enthuses animal rescuer, Aileen Lee. The story of this selfless lady’s dedication and love for the fur kids she has saved will warm your heart.
We discover why pet proofing your home ensures harmony and safety for both the owner and the cat.
THE ONE WHO'S TAKING ACTION
Best known for her extensively waitlisted Nina bag, Gabriela Hearst walks the talk when it comes to sustainable luxury. The New York-based designer shares her inspirations, dreams and resolutions for herself and her eponymous label.
BORN TO ENTERTAIN
YOU MIGHT RECOGNISE HER AS THE GENTLE AND LOVING MOTHER IN LEE CHONG WEI, THE BIOPIC OF THE BADMINTON LEGEND, OR THE VULNERABLE YET RESILIENT TEACHER IN WET SEASON, WHICH HIT THE CINEMAS IN MARCH. SOME OF US MAY HAVE SEEN YEO YANN YANN ON THE BIG SCREEN PLAYING VARIOUS CHARACTERS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. STILL, SHE NEVER FAILS LEAVE HER AUDIENCE IN AWE OF HER ACTING PROWESS.
THE TRUTH BEHIND FAUX FUR
Is imitation fur still a feasible alternative in this modern, fashion-forward world? Nadhirah Othman uncovers how the fur industry – both real and fake – brings a detrimental impact to the well-being of our planet.
Surprising reasons WHY YOUR KID is under performing in school
You’re understandably frustrated that your child isn’t living up to her potential. But before you blame her attitude, check if these conditions are hindering her academically.
A PAWSITIVE' Life
Like in many parts of the world, pet culture has seen exponential growth in Malaysia. In this issue, Lorraine Chai discusses pet therapy, a method of treatment that is gaining traction, and also some of the pet trends you don’t want to miss out on.
The Healing Power Of Unconditional Love
There’s a saying that goes, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” For one woman, these words resonated deeply. An unlikely companion came into her life at her lowest point and changed everything.
Even Pets Need Tummy Care?
For many, keeping a pet is more than just caring for an animal; pets are family members, too. We speak to veterinary surgeon, Dr Wafaa Abdul Washefffrom Pets Corner Sdn Bhd, to find out how your pets can stay healthy with a suitable diet
Beauty The Natural Way
With climate change rapidly threatening the future of Mother Earth, we urgently need to curb further acts of destruction. We speak to Law Hong Mei, founder of The Olive Tree, about building a beauty brand that is sustainable from the core.
The Voice of Pilates
Longtime teacher Darien Gold is now sharing her deep knowledge of the method with a wider audience via a radio show and podcast.
In the Battle at SeaWorld, the Whales Have Won
Score one for the cetaceans.
Modern Monkey Farming
The breeders are proud. The activists are mad. The neighbors are confused. And the monkeys still have good aim.
More than 100 animals rescued from Taal Volcano find new homes
Over 100 animals rescued from the Taal Volcano island have already found new homes, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said Thursday.
Dia Mirza Is Pushing For A Sustainable New World
For actor Dia Mirza, being ‘eco-conscious‘ is more than a trendy buzzword—it is the life she has been living and pushing for, for decades. In an exclusive interview with cosmo ed nandini bhalla, the actor, producer, social activist, and un environment goodwill ambassador raises her voice to call for environmental justice.
Cooking, couture & cocktails! PETA'S NEW PASSION FOR LIFE
HER NOMADIC LIFESTYLE MAY HAVE BEEN CUT SHORT, BUT THAT DOESN’T STOP THE GALLIVANTING GOURMET FROM LIVING HER MOST GLAM LIFE
Spotlight on... ADAPTOGENS
This could be the secret to feeling cool, calm and collected
How To Groom A Shih Tzu A Complete Guide
The grooming maintenance of your Shih Tzu will depend on the type of haircut he has. It is one such breed that needs more grooming than most others. Shih Tzu is not a heavy shedder but has fast growing hair that easily gets matted if not kept short or properly groomed in regular intervals.
A vet is for life
Or, at least, this used to be the case. Today, many private practices are being bought up by corporate ventures. David Tomlinson bemoans the loss of the personal touch
Man and horse have been sharing a special bond for more than 5000 years, be it on farmlands, on battlefields, on the road or in the sports arena. Today, some of these fine animals even play an important role in therapy programmes. But keeping horses is not a decision to be taken lightly. Here’s what you need to know first.