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The Empathetic Interior – We have all seen sexy zebra skin rugs and luxurious fur throws displayed in homes and interior design magazines. Many of us have even paid high price tags for these iconic designer touches not fully considering the ultimate price animals paid for such thoughtless luxury.
Compassionate Interior Design is a reality today with a huge abundance of animal friendly home furnishings alternatives. Fortunately, there is absolutely no reason to sacrifice style or live without any of the iconic luxury design statements we covet.
Rather than sleeping with down feather bedding, instead snuggle with synthetic fiber pillows and comforters. Spare yourself the dusky down allergy issues and more importantly spare the millions of geese and ducks that are harmed during the painful down removal process. Get some guilt free sleep.
Forgo real angora throws for equally luxurious acrylic versions. Rabbits are literally tortured for their hair unnecessarily, when gorgeous acrylic yarns have surpassed angora fur in texture and color.
Faux or vegan leather completely outperforms actual hide leather in cost, wear-ability, clean-ability and hand. Color is equal with vegan leather, design versatility greater, and no more guilt or social stigma…well except for being a couch potato.
Same goes for wool products. Polyester, cotton and bamboo silks are amazing with a beautiful lux feel, and the “feel good” benefit of having no sheep harmed in the cruel process of sheering.
Years ago with no suitable options people needed to use animal materials for clothes and shelter, but thanks to modern science, those days are gone. With little effort and no sacrifice of style or quality, we can let the animals be animals and make our technology do the work for us.