Skaist Taylor’s founders, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, have made millions profiting off compassionate consumers that shopped with the duo's previous company, Juicy Couture, which has been fur-free since 2008. As one of Juicy's formerly enthusiastic supporters, I personally feel betrayed and heartbroken to see that not only are these two women wearing and promoting real fur themselves, but they are also selling it in their upcoming fall line!
Skaist Taylor’s selection on the Neiman Marcus website currently includes fur and shearling from all over the world, most notably China- home of the world’s worst animal cruelty, especially as it pertains to its fur-bearing victims.
It’s bad enough to see fur pelts from animals that have been skinned alive, drowned, anally electrocuted, gassed, or put to any horrific death for the sake of “fashion,” but it’s even worse seeing it come from two fashionistas that benefitted immensely from the support of the animal rights community.
Please encourage these two fashion leaders to educate themselves about the atrocities of the fur industry and remove all fur items from their line. Let them know that not only will you not be supporting their new business, but you will also tell anyone and everyone to boycott Skaist Taylor until they join other fashion leaders like Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Charlotte Ronson, Kate Spade, and many others to officially pledge their fur-free stance.
With the abundance of faux fur alternatives available today, there is absolutely no excuse to murder fur-bearing animals for fashion.
Please Go Fur-Free!
Dear Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor,
I am absolutely devastated to see the abundance of real fur items in your new line, Skaist Taylor. I can only hope that you made this choice because you are unaware of the horrific conditions these fur-bearing animals live in, as well as the violent deaths they endure. These animals live in cramped, filthy cages for their entire lives, and are often driven to madness and cannibalism due to these conditions. Animals on fur farms are routinely anally or vaginally electrocuted, skinned alive, or gassed. If trapped in the wild, they are then drowned or shot, sometimes after days of languishing and bleeding in cruel traps. If you have any compassion for animals within you, you must feel that this is wrong- especially for the sake of fashion.
You have an opportunity now to make a difference. To stand up for something admirable and progressive, as opposed to archaic and selfish. To listen and absorb information rather than to blindly defend your actions. We would love to support your new venture, but cannot and will not until you change your company’s fur policy. The public is very forgiving towards those who can acknowledge their mistakes and change their ways, but are not so forgiving towards those who have been given an opportunity to educate themselves but instead choose ignorance and greed. Please make the right choice. It’s 2012; there are plenty of high-quality faux fur alternatives for you to choose from. I encourage you to join other fashion leaders like Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Charlotte Ronson, and Kate Spade, all of whom have pledged to be fur-free.
You recently announced your latest collection using the phrase, “It’s alive!” The collection may be, but the victims slaughtered for it’s production no longer are. By choosing to go fur-free, you can prevent countless additional deaths. Please make the right choice.