When Tim Gunn isn't co-hosting and mentoring new designers on Project Runway, he's opening the fashion industry's eyes to the cruelty involved in the production of fur, telling the Los Angeles Times, "Wearing fur is like wearing a big sign reading, 'I'm in favor of inflicting cruelty and pain on animals as a fashion statement.' Unspeakable torture is inflicted on dogs, cats, bunnies, raccoons, foxes, minks, and myriad trapped, helpless creatures in the name of fashion—yes, dogs and cats."
Marc Bouwer has helped add humanity to Hollywood with a strong celebrity client list. He creates pieces based on his belief that "[f]ur belongs on an animal, not a hanger. … [W]ith the technology available today to create so many variations of fabric, it is just irresponsible to wear fur." His animal-friendly designs continue to awe both celebrities and fashionistas.