January 10, 2014
The HSUS Partners with Fashion Design Schools
Educating new fashion designers on how animal fur is cruel and unnecessary
The HSUS works with fashion design schools throughout the United States to educate the next generation of designers about the cruelties associated with the use of animal fur.
Students learn about problems related to the animal fur trade, including animals kept in small cages their entire lives or trapped in steel-jawed leghold traps for days, as well as false advertising and mislabeling of products.
We offer design contests at many schools such as The Art Institutes, where we recently completed our ninth year of the Cool vs. Cruel fashion design competition.
Aug. 23, 2013
Parsons The New School teamed with The Humane Society of the United States and faux fur company Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs to launch the school's first faux fur design competition. Since 2009, The HSUS has been presenting at the prestigious design school to educate students about the problems associated with animal fur and why designers should avoid using it.
Parsons faculty selected six finalists to receive sponsored material from Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs. The finalists will be judged during Spring thesis week for inclusion in the Parsons Benefit exhibition, and will also compete to win cash prizes from The HSUS.