LA City Council unanimously agrees to ban the sale of fur

September 25, 2018 by  
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The Los Angeles City Council made a historic vote last week by unanimously agreeing to ban the sale of fur. The meeting resulted in a direct order to the L.A. City Attorney, who is responsible for penning the formal policy to outline the new law. The document is expected to surface sometime next month and will effectively ban fur beginning two years from the date of its signage. When completed, this process will result in L.A. being the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur clothing and accessories. “This is L.A. taking a stand and saying we will no longer be complicit in the inhumane and vile fur trade that’s been going on for years,” council member Bob Blumenfield said. Related: British Fashion Council commits to a fur-free London Fashion Week Some skeptics of the policy raised eyebrows, wondering how a city like L.A. that enjoys average temperatures of 75 degrees plans to make a major impact on the fur market. “I don’t think it’s happening in Moscow,” said P.J. Smith, the senior manager of fashion policy at the Humane Society. While colder cities are not expected to jump on the band wagon any time soon, the council’s initiative is definitely sparking encouragement for other cities and states in the U.S. to adopt the same measures. Blumenfield, the council member responsible for initiating the motion, explained, “We’re trying to set an example for the rest of the state and the rest of the country.” Smith agreed that as the second largest city in the U.S. — also recognized as an epicenter of global fashion — the influence that L.A. would have over other cities is extraordinary. Top international fashion houses have also pledged their commitment to the no-fur campaign, along with several other cities and countries. Smith described his experience with this domino effect saying, “I’ve been doing this job for about 10 years, and if you would have told me just two years ago that Gucci, Versace, Burberry, InStyle magazine, London Fashion Week, Norway, the Netherlands, São Paulo would be going fur-free, I wouldn’t have believed you, but it’s happening.” Related: Burberry vows to stop burning unsold clothes and using real fur Smith attributed the back-to-back bans to a little friendly competition between cities. There is already a handful of cities that have adopted anti-fur laws in California , for instance. L.A. will be joining a list that includes San Francisco and West Hollywood, “to see who’s the most compassionate city out there,” Smith explained. “San Francisco’s colder, and when San Francisco banned fur sales, it was considered the compassion capital. Then you have L.A. turning around and claiming that title back.” Via New York Times Image via Pete Bellis

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Enter the BAND-AID® “Stuck On Me” Jingle Contest for a Shot at $5000 Prize!

August 27, 2013 by  
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Calling all Inhabi-parents! Ever hear your child sing brand jingles around the house, only to you find yourself singing them too? Well, now your kid has a chance to show off his or her talent for belting out catchy tunes in the BAND-AID®  “Stuck On Me” Sing-Along Jingle Contest ! The one lucky kiddo to win this competition will take away a $5000 Toys “R” Us gift card, and 12 finalists will also receive a $100 certificate. Click on through to Inhabitots and find out how to enter! ENTER HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alex Narvaez , BAND-AID , BAND-AID contest , BAND-AID® Brand , BAND-AID® Brand contest , BAND-AID® Brand Jingle , Elina Narvaez , Inhabitots , Jorge Narvaez , RealityChangers , Stuck on Me contest , Stuck on Me Sing-Along Contest , Toys ”R” Us gift card , toys r us        

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Infographic: Lighting Up Your House In a Way That Makes Sense

August 27, 2013 by  
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Lighting is one of the most important elements of creating a comfortable space that you, your family and your friends want to inhabit. But thinking about lighting for different rooms of a house calls for careful planning and a basic understanding of aesthetics. Here’s a handy infographic that will serve as guide for those planning to enhance the interior decor of their house. Check it out and don’t forget to stick to low energy bulbs when outfitting your home! + Beautiful Things Lighting The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “lighting design” , energy efficient lighting , green lighting , home lighting , LED lighting        

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New York Green Fashion Week: School Girl Charm Meets Downtown Chic in Samantha Pleet Spring 2011 (Slideshow)

September 19, 2010 by  
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Samantha Pleet at New York Green Fashion Week. Credit: Elisa Hyman At New York Green Fashion Week Tuesday night, Samantha Pleet presented a mystical and romantic eco chic collection for Spring 2011. Inspired by French New Wave films and the band Beach House, Samantha’s design aesthetic is rooted in a classic style, with modern appeal

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Factory from Pink Floyd’s Animals Has a Rockin’ Past and a Green Future

January 4, 2010 by  
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There’s no band in history with more iconic album covers than Pink Floyd, and there’s perhaps no more iconic album cover than that of the band’s 1977 album Animals .

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