They kept that one quiet now didn’t they ? Did you know that the hats worn by the Buckingham Palace guards were made from Canadian Black bearskin? One bear per hat (how awful). Designers including Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Marc Bouwer have been approached to design PETA approved ones.Robbie LeBlanc, Peta’s director for Europe says “Most people think it’s fake fur and when they find out it’s real and it takes one bear to make a hat, they are appalled.” So now we have a whole new reason to be appalled. Synthetic designs from Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney should be a laugh.I can hear Vivienne now asking, does it have to be in black?
Evidently it has been costing the Royals more than £321,000 on bearskins in just the past five years.They require between 50 and 100 new caps every year. Imagine if they go synthetic, they will be able to get a pack of 5 for £4 from China.