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Tim Gunn on fur and Project Runway

Check out Tim Gunn talking to Reuters about the fashion industry’s use of animal products including fur, leather and wool. Gunn, creative director of Liz Claiborne and former chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons, has partnered with the activist group PETA to raise awareness about ethical sourcing of fur to his peers in the fashion industry.

We know we gave you the highlights yesterday, but figured you might like to hear straight from the … err… horse’s mouth about synthetic alternatives, attitudes of fashion insiders to the issue and Project Runway.  Sorry if it is hard for you to hear our questions, but we think the answers are pretty self explanatory.

(Video: Reuters)

Tim Gunn hopes for fur-free future


USA/Tim Gunn, famous for urging contestants on the reality show Project Runway to “make it work”, has a new message for the fashion industry: Take Responsibility. 

Gunn, also the creative director of Liz Claiborne Inc and a former chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons, is working with PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to spread the word that wearing clothing made from animal products is cruel.