Compassion in Fashion
Check out photos from the event below!
We once again featured a cat walk of clothing and accessories made exclusively from non-animal sources (no fur, leather, wool, silk) as offered by local businesses and original pieces from the GV Fashion Club.
Info tables abound!
Fur Testing Station: Learn 3 easy tricks to decipher real fur from faux fur and have the chance to put your own wardrobe to the test. The Coats for Cubs nonprofit will be accepting donations of any fur garments to be used at wildlife reconditioning centers to nurse young, orphaned animals back to health. Donations can be given to HSGV at the event, so find those old fur coats!
Humane Shopper Station: Find out the many designers that have made a commitment to fur-free retail and receive samples of humane cosmetics and products.
HSGV Info Table: Learn more about our club and get a free HSGV pin! But hurry, they’re sure to go fast. Also find out about the latest state and federal laws that affect animals.
West Michigan Critter Haven Table: Meet the amazing people dedicated to rescuing Michigan’s littlest furry friends. Learn about pets up for adoption and becoming a foster. Maybe there will even be a furry friend there! You will have to come and see!
We had a raffle of wonderful items from local businesses, and added a silent auction as well! All proceeds benefited West Michigan Critter Haven and Kent County Animal Shelter.
Our speaker was Jill Fritz, Michigan State Director for Humane Society of the United States. She spoke about the practice of using animals for cosmetic testing purposes, and what this means for us as consumers. Feel free to download her powerpoint, below.
Compassion in Fashion was awarded GVSU's Most Innovative Program Award in 2011!