In an open letter sent by PETA to Central Saint Martins, Molly Goddard, Faustine Steinmetz and more urge aspiring designers to choose alternatives
The latest news comes from anti-animal cruelty charity PETA, which has teamed up with a host of young London designers (including Molly Goddard, Faustine Steinmetz, Marta Jakubowski and Hannah Weiland of faux-fur favourites Shrimps) to pen a letter to Central Saint Martins, urging students there not to use fur.
The letter also takes aim at fur companies who sponsor students’ collections, offering them the use of expensive materials. “Already, many consumers are turning their backs on wearing fur, and the dying fur industry is desperately trying to keep itself visible by pushing pelts on up-and-coming designers,” it reads. “We, the undersigned, urge you not to give in to industry bribes and incentives.”