Heriot-Watt University

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Here is Heriot Watt University’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?

A: We do not have a policy at present, but will consider developing one as the School appreciates the ethical dimension of design as a key area for students to be aware of, and compliant with.

Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?

A: No

Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?

A: N/A

Q: Does your HE establishment allow or facilitate the fur industry to promote design competitions, summer schools, sponsorships, internships, or scholarships?

A: No


This university discourages the use of fur but has no written policy to support this.

Please urge the University to adopt a written fur free policy.  Email: Lee Miles, Associate Professor – School of Textiles and Design, L.J.Miles@hw.ac.uk