HSUS Sponsors Jay McCarroll at N.Y. Fashion Week

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Annie Judah and Jay McCarroll

Fur-free fashion designer Jay McCarroll, winner and star of the fashion-based reality show Project Runway, has partnered with HSUS’s Fur-Free Campaign to debut the designer’s spring collection at New York Fashion Week in September. The joint project and others to be announced later this year will focus the spotlight on compassionate fashion

McCarroll will also act as a judge for this fall’s Cool vs. Cruel fashion design contest, which encourages fashion design students to learn about the suffering and death (video: extremely graphic images) that go into producing the 50 million-plus animal pelts that enter the garment trade each year.”I’m thrilled to work with The HSUS because I care about animals and love making great clothes that don’t cause animals to suffer,” McCarroll said. “With so many fun and fashionable alternatives, there’s no reason to use fur. As a designer, I know that compassion is in fashion, and the animals need their fur more than I do.”

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