Stella McCartney has long held the torch for the ethical treatment of animals in fashion and food.
The fashion designer uses no animal products in her designs and has been a vegetarian since childhood, a lifestyle that was championed by her mother Linda and father Paul.
But the 43-year-old is now calling on fellow consumers to pay more attention to what goes into their meals and garments – by thinking about that final product came from.
In a new interview with The Business Of Fashion (BoF) magazine, she said: ‘The consumption of animals – whether you’re wearing them or eating them – is extraordinarily damaging to the planet.
‘There are over a billion animals killed a year for food, half of which don’t even get eaten. And there’s over 50 million animals killed just for fashion.’
‘If you’re mindful of how you’re approaching your life, then you see the connection. You can’t avoid the connection.