Why is the avant-garde of fashion saying no to fur. Vegan lemon biscuit recipe.

Modern technologies allow us not to use fur at all because of the existing analogues with similar qualities as fur.

Gucci CEO Marko Bizzarri

I was planning to post about rapidly growing segment of faux fur coats  “Organic finance” in September,  but had to adjust my plans. Which turned out for the best.

In October 2017 Gucci brand quitted using animal fur in its collections following Armani, HUGO BOSS, Yoox Net-a-Porter initiative.

Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo joined fashion Avant-garde several days ago, after meeting the head of PETA (animal rights organization).

Loud actions of protest of the animal rights activists have preceded this story. This past summer a designer’s speech at the Metropolitan Museum was interrupted by the group of activists chanting:

“Michael Kors, you have blood on your hands.”

“Decision marks new chapter because out company continues to exploring and innovative materials” — said fashion designer. “Now we have a possibility to develop luxury aesthetics using faux fur.”

Photographs show faux fur coats made by Italian brand Apogei Eco from Milan. Boutiques eco firm cooperated  together with designer Renato Castro who has been creating faux fur collections for Etro and Armani.

Wayne Pacelle who is President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States notes: “With the development of technologies for faux fur as well as other innovative materials, it becomes clear that it makes no sense to use the products that cause so much pain and suffering”.

More details about Eco faux fur coats and where to buy them are in my article “Why Melanie, Stella and Pamela choose Eco faux  fur coats”.

TriYoga teacher from Vienna Peter Richtig shared this desert recipe. It’s an Austrian tradition to make such biscuits for Christmas and invite guests to enjoy. Lets celebrate the good news.

PS .I was not watching out and all of a sudden there was only one piece of biscuit left for the photo session.

Vegan lemon biscuit recipe

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour – 10.5 oz/300 g (if you are replacing sugar with banana or apple puree — may need 1.7-2.6 oz/50 – 75 g) more flour
  • Baking Powder  – 2 Tbsp. (or see instruction on the package)
  • Rice or oat milk – 1 cup/250 ml
  • Sugar – 7oz/200 g (sugar can be replaced with one mashed banana or 4-5 dates or handful of raisins or use half the amount of sugar and replace the other half with apple sauce made without sugar)
  • Sunflower oil – 125 ml (1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla – 1 tsp.
  • Lemon – 1pcs

For glaze

  • Powdered sugar (can be made from sugar at home with grounder  or blender) – 1.8 – 3.5 oz (50 – 100 g)
  • Lemon juice – 1 Tbsp.

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together — flour, baking powder and vanilla
  2. Squeeze lemon juice and shred its peel (there should be approximately 3.5 oz or 100 ml juice). Use a separate bowl to mix the rest of the ingredients — banana or apple puree, sunflower oil, lemon juice and lemon peel, add to the dry ingredients and mix everything well together into a dough
  3. Grease baking dish with oil — I use coconut oil or simple line it with baking paper.
  4. Place ready mixed dough into the baking dish and bake in the oven at F 350 (175 – 180 C). Can poke with wooden pick or match to check when ready.
  5. To make the glaze — sift powdered sugar and blend well together with the lemon juice. Pour over already baked biscuit.

 

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