Jakke is a Faux Fur Fashion label created in 2015. They are the leaders in cool, fun alternatives to real fur offering a selection of statement yet wearable outerwear pieces.Their faux fur jackets are cruelty free, which means that no animal suffered for one of their fabulous fluffy pieces. Each one of their faux furs has a removable “Free From Fur” patch on the sleeve to be worn with pride. The collection has now organically extended to a new range of “Free From Wool” knits and “Free From Feather” Puffers.
Jakke was founded by East London Designer Nina Hopkins whose love of design was instilled in her from an early age. The daughter of a Welsh father and Nigerian mother, Nina’s formative years were shaped by both her father’s love of conceptual art and her mother’s passion for sewing and vintage markets.
Nina has worked with faux fur in particular for over 10 years. Her experience in this product and compassion for animals was the driving force for creating jakke. Nina wanted to create a bridge between high street and high-end faux fur without compromising on style. She creates luxury, yet affordable well-made pieces that also fit into her own ethical lifestyle as a long-standing vegetarian.
The most important strength of wearing faux fur is that it is life saving.
Faux fur protects millions of animals (as many are killed for their fur) including mink, foxes, rabbits, sables, chinchillas, beavers, lynx, seals, raccoons, coyotes, muskrats, wolves, otters, cats and dogs.
You can wear jakke with a clear conscious knowing that no animal suffered for one of our fabulous fluffy pieces
Real Fur production poses its own environmental threats as there’s water pollution in the form of nitrogen and phosphorus from animal waste, air pollution from incinerating animal carcasses and releasing pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and hydrochloric acid. There is also a “cocktail of toxic chemicals” used in the tanning and dressing process.