Beauty with a conscience

Founder of Beachcult Swim, Joanna Hedley and My Attire World columnist, Mika Williams.

As this whirlwind of a year draws to a close, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a press statement from international animal welfare charity Four Paws stating that fashion house Chanel would stop using fur, crocodile and other exotic skin in their work. They have since adopted the catchy motto: “No more Croco for Coco”.

A few months ago, Gucci became part of the international Fur Free Retailer programme, which has already been signed by 950 retailers worldwide.

The good news is that leading fashion brands and retailers have already joined the initiative, including H&M, Zara, Esprit and Armani.

Before I sign off for the year, I want to say that we all struggle with body issues and I know many of us have been body shamed.

So remember this: Every piece of you is a burst of beautiful.

I wish you all a safe and happy festive season and a fabulous 2019.

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