Claire Jane is committed to producing the finest quality products with the lowest footprint on the environment and the highest standards of ethical treatment of animals. Artists, designers, crafters, and decorators use cruelty-free feathers, also called ethically farmed feathers, to produce creative goods that don’t harm animals.
What is Cruelty-Free?
One of the most common questions people ask Claire Jane about the feathers on her unique handbags and hair fascinators is regarding their collection. Cruelty-free feathers are naturally molted, meaning the animals loose these feathers during the course of normal activity. Not all feathers lost are usable, and therefore the process in collecting or “farming” these feathers is quite extensive. The collection of the feathers are completed after the animal has lost them, and is little more than picking up a feather off the ground. The animals they are collected from are raised in open areas and not the part of animal processing.
When purchasing a cruelty-free product you can expect that no animals were harmed, injured, or mistreated during the collection process. That the animals they were farmed from were not part of the factory farming industry or used for mass food production. This is true for all ICJUK products. All birds naturally molt their feathers on an annual basis, and these are the only feathers used by Claire Jane in her hand made goods.
Claire Jane’s Pledge to Cruelty-Free
Claire Jane pledges to provide cruelty-free and responsibly farmed animal products in her line. She only selects these products from the most reputable dealers and wholesalers to provide you with a product you can confidently wear knowing that our feathered friends were not caused harm or distress during their collection or production.