is vintage fur ethical

Is vintage fur ethical?  Let’s debate and discuss kindly!

A reader got in touch the other day asking if wearing and/or buying vintage fur is ethical or not.  And it stumped me.

My only experience with fur was when I inherited a mink hat from my grandmother at the age of 18.  It wasn’t pretty – it looked a bit like this.  It wasn’t the kind of thing I would ever wear.  And I didn’t have any fond memories of my grandmother wearing it.  I can’t remember her ever wearing it, to be honest.  So I passed it on to the charity shop as I wasn’t really sure what to do with it.  However, I understand it might be a bit different if it’s quite a sentimental piece or something amazing looking you’ve found in a vintage shop.

Over To You – Is Vintage Fur Ethical?

As my experience with vintage fur is limited, I thought it might be best if we opened up the debate to see what you think.  I love a good debate, and Moral Fibres readers are so clued up and thoughtful, that I would love to hear your kindly-worded thoughts on vintage fur.

Do you have any advice for this Moral Fibres reader?  And what’s your take on this ethical conundrum?  Is vintage fur ok to buy on eBay or in charity or vintage shops?  Or is it only ok to wear if it’s inherited from your grandmother or great aunt?  Is wearing vintage fur ok if you’re a vegetarian or vegan?  If it’s not ok to wear, what would you do with it if you’ve happened to inherit it?  All the questions!  I’m looking forward to your responses.

Got a question you want Moral Fibres readers to answer.  Drop me an email on and we’ll open it up for some debate.

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