At The HSUS, we confront cruelty to all kinds of animals. We consider the fur trade a great contributor to the amount of cruelty in our world, because it produces so much suffering and for no good reason. People can keep themselves warm and maintain style without using real animal fur, because there are so many great alternatives in the marketplace. The global toll of mink, foxes, bobcats, raccoon dogs, and even dogs and cats is greater than 50 million a year, so it’s no small matter when it comes to human impacts on animals.
Celebrate fur-free fashion at H-Couture this Sept. 22.
We are working hard to reduce this suffering and grow the business that trades in outerwear that doesn’t involve fur. And we are creating opportunities to celebrate compassionate leadership in the world of fashion.
One such event will hit the runway on Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. Our first annual H-Couture fashion show highlights the latest in designer menswear and womenswear for conscious living—a rapidly-growing segment of the fashion industry.
H-Couture is a celebration of fashion designers who have animal-friendly values, never work with animal fur, and are blessed with the talent and know-how to be part of the humane economy.
The Vampire Diaries stars Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto will co-host the fur-free fashion show, which will feature designs by John Bartlett, Victoria Bartlett, Marc Bouwer, Kimberly Ovitz, and Charlotte Ronson.
Please join me in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 22 at H-Couture 2012 (tickets are available now).