Calling all ethical designers- here is a fun competition that challenges the fashion industry to make some fabulous fur free creations that help show the world that fur does not belong on the pages of magazines and shoulders of Hollywood stars- cause the fur industry is gross!
Here's info about the contest:::
"Are you a designer? Born Free USA and E Magazine are looking for independent fashion designers to enter fffashion: Fur Free Fashion Design Competition.
You could win one of three cash prizes and a chance for your design to be featured in E Magazine — the nation's leading environmental news magazine.
Put your compassionate eco-savvy talent to the test by filling out an entry form and submitting a photo of one of your fully constructed fur free fashions. Deadline is April 1, 2009.
1st Prize: $750 cash and your design professionally modeled, photographed, and featured in an ad in E Magazine, and a feature profile of you and your design on the fffashion website and in related media exposure.
2nd Prize: $500 cash, recognition in E Magazine, and a special profile of you and your design on the fffashion website.
3rd Prize: $250 cash, recognition in E Magazine, and a special profile of you and your design on the fffashion website.
Finalists: The top 10 participants and their designs will be recognized on fffashion website.
Top entries will be judged and winners selected by Sophie Uliano, green living guru and author of New York Times Bestseller Gorgeously Green; Summer Rayne Oaks, eco-model, activist, spokesperson, and resident expert for Discovery Network’s Planet Green; and Brita Belli, editor of E / The Environmental Magazine. "
PS - I am personally not against the use of animal fur for those indigenous people in cold regions where it's the only way to protect themselves from the harsh weather conditions (or in other natural settings)- what I am against is the exploitation of living creatures used in torturous ways to turn a buck for greedy industries.