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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I think I'm going to a fashion design school in the fall and one of the class requirements is a class soley on working with animal skins. Will I be able to get out of this? Should I write a letter to the head of the dept before I take the class asking if I can use synthetic materials in place of skins?<br><br><br><br>
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I think that's a good idea. Remind them that Stella McCartney doesn't use animal skins.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.stellamccartney.com/" target="_blank">http://www.stellamccartney.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
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To which school are you going? Are you already accepted?<br><br><br><br>
If you are going to an elite school, I wouldn't raise the issue until I already had some time under my belt, especially if you haven't been accepted yet.<br><br><br><br>
After you have been in the school for a little bit, you will know your student advisor as well as many of the professors. This course probably isn't a first year course, so you have little time. When the times comes to take the class, discuss your situation with your advisor and, perhaps, the professor.<br><br><br><br>
If it is a requirement without which they will not allow you to graduate, and if they are a more elite school (they are often more fussy about these things because the think so much of themselves - trust me, I know), you may be stuck.<br><br><br><br>
I wouldn't get into it until you have figured out how things work there and who your friends are.
 

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Oh how awful. Why don't people realise that animals aren't fabric??<br><br><br><br>
Remember you don't have to do anything you don't want to. No-one can force your hands to thread a needle and sew together bits of animal hide! Hopefully they'll respect your opinions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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There are more fashion designers that will not use fur... perhaps arm yourself with a list, Stella McCartney is a VERY good start.<br><br>
Perhaps they can allow you to use fake fur in the class (I consider that to be a choice alternative, perhaps they don't have you really working on real animal skins a lot at all, since that could be expensive...
 
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