Annotations - MRL Freshel, "The Golden Rule Cook Book" (1908)

faux fur

Maud_Sharpe_Freshel.pngIn the Introduction to The Golden Rule Cookbook Freshel writes: “The true Vegetarian will not be seen adorned by any of the reapings from a dead body, whether they be feathers or furs, for these have no beauty in the sight of those who see them in thought, dripping with the blood from which they can never be truly cleansed.”

Freshel made many of the animal-free “furs” and fashions that were worn by members of the Millenium Guild, and the proceeds from the sale of these items went toward funding Guild activities (J. Keri Cronin. Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870–1914 (2018): 211, n.76). See also Alice Hines, “The History of Faux Fur: For more than 100 years, the fine line between finks and minks has been blurred.” Smithsonian Magazine 22 January 2015.