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The HSUS Partners with Fashion Design Schools

Educating new fashion designers on how animal fur is cruel and unnecessary

  • HSUS-sponsored fashion shows, competitions, and workshops inform fashion students about kinder alternatives to animal fur. L.A. Fashion Magazine

  • The HSUS works with fashion design students at prominent fashion programs to show how alternatives to animal fur continue to improve. L.A. Fashion Magazine

  • Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs and The HSUS offer workshops to show students sewing techniques Salyers developed for faux fur. L.A. Fashion Magazine

  • Fabulous-Furs generously donated faux fur to students at OTIS College of Art and Design and Parsons The New School. L.A. Fashion Magazine

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.

For more information, contact us at furfree@humanesocietey.org or follow our work on Facebook.

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