Vaute Couture designs special “Ew, Fur Real” pattern to benefit APFA

Vaute Couture raccoon shirt
Fashionista and animal lover Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is known for designing clothing for a cause. And she’s designed an adorable series that will benefit The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

The “Ew, Fur Real” design is available on a tank, shirt or sweatshirt – and your purchase will help in more ways than you can imagine! You’ll be supporting an ethically-focused fashion house, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to APFA, and you’ll be letting the world know that you’ve chosen to go fur-free.

The tank:

  • Casual sexy racerback with raw edges & rounded hem line.
  • Show your love for animals and the earth while staying super cosy.
  • Eco racerback made with an Earth conscious blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, & naturally occurring rayon.
  • Sustainably printed in the USA.

The shirt:

  • Organic cottontee from Alternative Apparel.
  • Fair Trade constructed tees.
  • Dyed with low impact fabric dyes & sustainably printed with water based inks.
  • Sustainably printed inBrooklyn.

The sweatshirt:

  • The comfiest sweatshirt. Unisex crew. Great with- everything.
  • Printed on an Alternative Apparel sweatshirt made of Eco Fleece–Crazy soft inside–Including organic cotton & recycled poly fibers.
  • Sustainably printed in Brooklyn.
  • Women: Order a size smaller for a fitted look.

Designed by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart with an illustration by Reale Bouchard.

Learn more about Leanne, Vaute Couture and order your ‘Ew, Fur Real’ tank, shirt or sweater today at

Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.


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