The longtime friends teamed up with PETA for a new video campaign highlighting some of the biggest fashion trends this season, including vegan leather, animal prints, and metallics — all 100% animal-friendly.
One video showcases women’s fashion — among other looks, Cuoco models a bright metallic jacket, an edgy vegan leather jumpsuit, a pop-of-color purse, and animal print shoes — and another highlights men’s trends, including a vegan motorcycle jacket. “Fashion is … always about evolving,” Goreski says. “So when you are making purchases for your fall, winter, spring, summer, all-season wardrobe, please consider vegan and cruelty-free fashion.”
And in a Q&A with PETA, Cuoco and Goreski gush over their rescued animals, stress the importance of spaying and neutering, and discuss one of the biggest recent developments in the fashion industry: “I do not wear fur,” says Goreski. “I do not style with fur. And I’m really, really happy that the fashion world is starting to phase fur out of their collections at some of the biggest fashion houses in the world.” Cuoco adds, “There is no need for it. There’s so many good materials out there that are vegan and that look gorgeous and feel delicious.”
Leather is the most economically important coproduct of the meat industry, so choosing vegan leather spares cows the cruelty of castration, branding, and tail-docking as well as their throats being slit in slaughterhouses. Vegan leather — which can be made from mushrooms, pineapple, apples, recycled plastic, and more — is also kinder to the environment, as more than 90% of the Amazon rainforest that’s been cleared since 1970 is used for either grazing or growing food for cattle used by the meat and leather industries.