Design Students Learn About Cruelty-Free Fashions
Posted March 20, 2007 by Marta Holmberg
Last week PETA’s Director of Media Relations, Michael McGraw, and Senior Vice President Dan Mathews gave a presentation to the entire student body at Parsons about fur, leather, and wool. Parsons The New School for Design is an elite school and the setting for the Bravo reality TV show Project Runway. Tim Gunn, former dean of the school, helped initiate this groundbreaking awareness effort a few years back since he is big into making sure students know exactly how animals are mistreated before they end up as coats, hand bags, and shoes. We’re excited with how it all went!
Some fancy pants designer Max Azria and his company, AZ3, Inc. (often sold under the name BCBG and To The Max), continue to sell fur and fur-trimmed clothing despite our pleas to use compassionate fur-free alternatives! Apparently some people don’t quite understand that it’s disgusting and disgraceful to wear skins ofPulin