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FOR SAVINGS ANIMALS
Special Items has a zero tolerance policy for the wearing of animals for the sake of fashion.

We are animal lovers. Digital Fashion provides no harm to animals whatsoever. Our digital garments and accessories for pets even allow our fur babies to avoid the physical discomfort of wearing IRL looks.
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SPOTLIGHT ON LEATHER
The physical fashion industry is still inflicting widespread cruelty and pain to animals. Real fur has, in the majority, been canceled by the fashion industry (thank you PETA, WWF and all your animal rights activists out there). Meanwhile, leather has been a slower fade. Leather is less explicit, meaning consumers can divorce the material from its animal source.

The material poses issues concerning animal welfare, human rights and the wellbeing of our planet. The global leather goods business is worth over $100 billion a year, with roughly half of all leather produced used to make shoes and about 25% for clothing. The process of creating leather is dependent on animal skins. A lot of animal species are farmed to make leather - pigs, goats, sheep, crocodiles and kangaroos - but most commonly, leather comes from cows.

Raising and slaughtering the billions of animals whose lives (and deaths) sustain the leather industry each year is inefficient, cruel, and has a huge environmental impact. Around 290 million cows are slaughtered annually, and it's projected that the industry will kill 430 million cows by 2025 to keep up with our leather obsession.

Simply swapping out leather for any vegan alternative does not solve all the problems of the leather industry. Yes, animal welfare issues no longer stand, but most vegan leather on the market is Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), which takes upwards of 500 years to decompose.