Target: Australian Stylist Nektaria Georgys
Goal: Applaud the stylist for advocating cruelty free fashion, and encourage fashion labels to follow her example.
An Australian stylist by the name of Nektaria Georgys is a growing voice for exposing animal cruelty in the fashion industry. Nektaria has approached many fashion companies about considering ethical producers for their clothing, raised awareness about cruel puppy mill operations, and has hosted a cruelty free fashion show. Nektaria is a bold and necessary presence for the changing times; ethical clothing will one day be the norm, but until then there need to be people like Nektaria pushing the industry in the right direction.
Nektaria approached many fashion labels to question them about sourcing and their stance on cruelty free operations. She was met with mixed reactions; some companies thought that cruelty free fashion was an outrageous idea, and others have been making an effort to be more ethical. Consumers are becoming more conscious about their clothing and makeup, many refusing to buy from companies that use fur or test their products on animals. Conscious consumerism pushes many fashion companies to adopt animal friendly alternatives. Nektaria understands that companies operate on supply and demand, so she has been working to get information about animal cruelty in the fashion industry into households around Australia.
Nektaria hosted a fashion show recently which raised awareness of cruelty within the fashion industry. The event was sold out and raised money for two charities: Oscar’s Law and Choose Cruelty Free. Nektaria hopes to make her cruelty free fashion show an annual event. As the world’s consumers learn more about animal cruelty in the fashion industry, cruelty free fashion will be the most popular option. Applaud Nektaria for helping make cruelty free fashion a reality within reach.
Dear Nektaria Georgys,
You recently hosted a fashion show that advocated cruelty free fashion and cosmetics. Your efforts to raise awareness about animal abuse that exists in the fashion industry are extremely appreciated and encouraged. Because of your fashion show, more consumers are aware of the terrible lives that animals raised and killed for fashion live. You understand that consumers are the drive for change: companies will produce what consumers will buy.
Your fashion show also brought attention to another large issue: puppy mills. Most pet stores in Australia, and in the United States, acquire the puppies that they sell from puppy mills. These terrible operations have quantity, instead of quality, at the heart of their business. By encouraging people to purchase puppies from reputable breeders or animal shelters, you are giving puppies a positive existence and helping put an end to puppy mills.
Thank you for all that you do for animals. Please consider taking your passionate stance on animal cruelty in the fashion industry abroad, to create change everywhere.
[Your Name Here]
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