Here is London Metropolitan University’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: The fashion course has an ethics statement that includes this:
‘The Cass Fashion is animal fur free as the utilisation of fur encourages the promotion and distribution of exotic furs. There are excellent substitutes for fur and we encourage the use of these as an alternative.”.
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: Fur does not feature
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?
We congratulate this university on its strong ethical stance.