September 11, 2009
The HSUS Joins Forces with Fur-Free Designer Victoria Bartlett
NEW YORK — Design sensation Victoria Bartlett is teaming up with The Humane Society of the United States to stop cruelty to furbearing animals. The HSUS is sponsoring Bartlett's spring/summer 2010 runway show on Saturday as part of New York Fashion Week, where Bartlett will distribute literature, buttons and other materials promoting fur-free fashion.
"I am opposed to animal cruelty and the use of farming fur for pleasure," said Bartlett. "I would never use fur."
Victoria Bartlett's spring/summer 2010 VPL runway show is on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at Pier 59 (Chelsea Piers at 18th Street) Studios 9 and 10. An invitation-only event, it will be attended by buyers for retailers, fashion editors and reporters.
"We are thrilled to support Victoria Bartlett and applaud her ongoing commitment to animals and fur-free fashion," said Andrew Page, senior director of The HSUS' Fur-Free Campaign.
Along with Victoria Bartlett, The HSUS has also sponsored runway shows by Charlotte Ronson and Jay McCarroll. In addition to supporting runway shows of fur-free designers, The HSUS promotes a growing list of fur-free designers and retailers, and holds an annual fur-free garment design contest for fashion design students.
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