Russian animal rights activists are trying to convert Russian women into the anti fur movement. It's not working and I hope it never does. Fur is a renewable resource. Synthetic fabrics are comprised of chemicals which are often toxic. The manufacture of synthetic clothing is not healthy for the environment. As for beauty, there is no comparison between nylon and fur. As a New Guinea tribesman once said, "The feathers made the bird look beautiful and they make me look beautiful too!'