On June 26, a museum dedicated solely to vegan fashion will open it entryways in Los Angeles. The Fashion for the Animal Kingdom and Environment (F.A.K.E.) Museum is a platform that enables vegan and ethical designers to come together to promote their cruelty-free clothes and accessories.
The F.A.K.E. Museum hall was established by animal-rights activist Jonathan Ohayon, who started with pop-ups on Melrose Avenue in LA.
The pop-ups were successful to the point that Ohayon extended the idea to a museum where the open can find out about new options in contrast to creature based materials in fashion.
The museum will host free, 25-minute visits on the effect of the fashion industry on environment and showcase eco- and animal-friendly alternatives. “During our tour, we quickly shed light on what the fashion industry practices are [but we] mostly emphasize the amazing alternatives for a better world,” Ohayon said.
Designers from around the world will be a piece of the first exposition and will showcase alternatives to silk, leather, and wool using plant-based materials such as pineapple fiber, cork, and apple and mango skins. The F.A.K.E. Museum’s first exposition will run until August 31.