After teaming up with the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), eight of the greatest young names in the fashion industry recently wrote to students at London design college Central Saint Martins, asking them to eliminate the use of fur in their fashion collections.
Many people in the fur industry offer students financial incentives to feature designs involving fur in their collections. However, these eight people wrote to students that they should use vegan materials instead!
Signed by London designers Hannah Weiland of Shrimps, Marta Jakubowski, Renli Su, Faustine Steinmetz, JH Zane, Felder Felder, Molly Goddard, and Vika Gazinskaya, the letter stated:
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.
Students nowadays should be encouraged to take their own, unique approach to their designs and learn from the several design icons out there.
Previously, Giorgio Armani eliminated the use of fur starting with his Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Other brands including Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren have also ditched this material. Now, students can take their own unique approach to fashion and set new trends for designers to come.