Here is Coleg y Cymoedd’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: The College does not have a policy but our course leaders operate ethically from their own moral standpoints.
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: The College does not use fur in anyway on our courses. Only faux fur is used, if it is required, during the making of any garment or costume
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?
Q: Does your HE establishment allow or facilitate the fur industry to promote design competitions, summer schools, sponsorships, internships, or scholarships?
A: No, the college does not engage with the fur industry at all
This university has no clear stance on the use of fur.
Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the University to adopt a fur free policy. Email: Rory Meredith – Head of School for Creative Industries – firstname.lastname@example.org