PETA has its work cut out for them. Harper's Bazaar has reported that the International Fur Federation has estimated the market's worth at over $40 billion. Damn. That's a whole lot of mink dragging on the floor. The industry also accounts for more than a million jobs.
"It's easy to get caught up in the emotions the business can generate, but the truth is that the fur trade is an economic cornerstone in Europe and beyond,” said International Fur Federation CEO Mark Oaten. “Much of the fashion and increasingly the soft furnishings world relies on fur—and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future."
We can't help but wonder: How much of that $40 billion is Kimye responsible for?
[via Harper's Bazaar]