These 8 Up-and-Coming Designers Want the Future of Fashion to Be Fur-Free
Talented young designers are urging fashion students to stick to their principles and refuse to use fur.written to students at renowned design college Central Saint Martins, urging them not to accept bribes from the fur industry – which often offers students financial incentives to feature animal skins in their collections – and to choose beautiful vegan materials instead.
The letter is signed by Hannah Weiland of Shrimps, Marta Jakubowski, Renli Su, Faustine Steinmetz, JH Zane, Felder Felder, Molly Goddard, and Vika Gazinskaya – a group of designers who have triumphantly proved that it is possible to be hugely successful without using fur. They write:
As future fashion designers, students at Central Saint Martins have a unique opportunity to influence the next generation of consumers by embracing the trend towards cruelty-free fashion.
Humane fabrics have never been more in demand, and as evidenced by the growing number of fur-free designs on international catwalks, you can be daring as well as innovative and rule the runways without harming animals.
Fur farming is deeply cruel, bad for the environment, and completely contrary to the spirit of fashion, which should be fun, forward-looking, and innovative. Animals killed for their skins usually spend their entire lives in tiny wire cages before being gassed or anally electrocuted.
Never buy or wear anything made from real fur, and if you see it on sale anywhere, speak out!