Vivienne Westwood’s New Shoes Made From Fossil Fuels

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Multi-millionairess anti-capitalist Vivienne Westwood has been a prominent voice in the anti-fracking movement, claiming that the human race faces mass extinction unless drilling is stopped. These are her latest must have item, a pair of sharp-looking £185 loafers made from PVC. PVC is a thermoplastic made up of 57% chlorine and 43% carbon, derived from either oil or, more frequently, natural gas such as that derived from fracking. Appropriately, they don’t come in green..

UPDATE: A fashionable co-conspirator points out that Vivienne Westwood’s PVC mens’ moccasins  have an ornament on them described as “created in rhodium and detailed with coloured enamel.” So that would be rhodium, one of the rarest metals in the world, likely mined and imported from South Africa where some mines have faced human rights concerns. And enamel likely derived from acrylic acid which in turn is a by-product of the production of ethlyene for petroleum… 


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