Team Canada was outfitted in all-vegan uniforms during this year’s winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Apparel brand Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC)—which supplied the Olympians with uniforms—was praised by animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for demonstrating that durable athletic wear can be made without animal products. “With their faux-fur pom-poms, wool-free sweaters, and synthetic-down insulation, Team Canada’s uniforms prove how stylish and warm vegan outerwear can be,” PETA director of corporate affairs Anne Brainard said. “PETA is celebrating the HBC for its compassionate and forward-thinking choice to outfit Canada’s Olympians in high-tech, modern materials that don’t harm a hair on an animal’s head.” During this year’s Olympics, Canadian figure skater/vegan activist Meagan Duhamel helped the Canadian team score a gold medal by executing a flawless performance—the last of her Olympic career—with partner Eric Radford, the first openly gay Olympian to win such an accolade.
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