What is cruelty-free lingerie?
Arabel is an animal-friendly, cruelty-free lingerie company. This means that Arabel lingerie is created without the use of any animal derived products such as leather, snakeskin, fur, suede and silk.
What is wrong with silk?
Silk is a beautiful and luxurious fabric, but it comes at a terrible cost. During the production process many silkmoths are killed in cruel and inhumane ways (I won't go into too many details). As I have been a vegetarian for more than 13 years and do not wear or buy silk I chose not to include it in my collection. I decided to focus instead on the beautiful selection of alternative fabrics available to me.
What do you use instead?
I use high quality synthetic fabrics such as nylon, polyester and viscose and I use 100% cotton lining in my knickers. These fabrics are all important in the lingerie industry. As well as being more ethical these fabrics are also easier to clean and care for.
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