Welcome!

News Feed Item

Designers and Illustrators Launch Bespoke T-shirt Collection for Fashion Week in Support of Ending Cosmetics Tests on Animals Around the World

LONDON, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

As New York and London Fashion Weeks kick off the start to a very stylish season of design shows, leading illustrators and artists have teamed up with Cruelty Free International to create an eye-catching range of T-shirt prints to raise awareness of animals still used in cosmetics testing.

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/705125 )

While London and New York will be celebrating beauty and fashion on the catwalk, many may not be aware that over 80% of the world still allows cruel cosmetics tests on animals, including America.

Seven leading UK artists have taken part in the collection to raise awareness, including award winning author and illustrator Alex T Smith, Helen Lang, whose previous work is instantly recognisable for her beautiful bespoke lettering for the Tesco's finest range, and Paper Panda, a best-selling paper-cut artist whose signature animal characters are soaring in popularity.

Cruelty Free International's Head of Campaigns, Carla Owen, said: "The new range of T-shirts for fashion conscious animal-lovers will keep any follower of fashion ahead of the pack in the style stakes. The creative collection offers something for everyone as the designs are so diverse. All designs stem back to the reason behind this style-setting initiative: cruel cosmetics are outdated and the public wants a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics."

Most people are completely unaware that 80% of the world still allows cruel tests for make-up, shampoo, toothpaste and other cosmetics and toiletries, even though humane non-animal tests are available. Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats are still routinely injected, gassed, force-fed and killed for many personal care products sold around the world.

The T-shirts will be on sale here and will be available throughout the fashion show season. All profits will go towards the global campaign against cosmetics testing on animals.

Alex T Smith said: "I was delighted to be asked by Cruelty Free International to take part in this project. I jumped at the chance to be able to use my skills to help animals and join the campaign for a global end to animal testing for cosmetics."

Helen Lang said: "I stand with Cruelty Free international to call for an end to cruel and unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals. There are plenty of viable alternatives accepted worldwide and so it shouldn't be happening anywhere."

About the artists 

Alex T Smith is an author and illustrator of several chart-smashing children's books including the Claude series and was the official illustrator for World Book Day 2014.

Paper Panda's T-shirt design is 'The Many Faces of Bunny' - one of her signature characters from her best-selling craft cut range.

Wetpaint is Helen Lang, an illustrator & designer who specialises in hand-lettering and decorative and character based illustrations. She boasts some very impressive clients including Tesco, John Lewis and Harper Collins Publishers.

Amanda Bradley is an illustrator and designer whose work is inspired by people, places and culture. Amanda uses illustration as a form of message and information sharing and was recently selected by George Home for a bespoke new Homeware collection.

Famed for her unique style, artist Sam Cannon lives in picturesque Dorset, UK and this is reflected in her beautiful pictures of wildlife and landscapes. Her work is highly commissioned and she exhibits regularly.

Katie Edwards uses traditional photographic techniques to produce screen prints which are often combined with collage or drawn imagery. Katie's work is largely influenced by the animal world and her illustrations focus on photographic representation, what images symbolise and their use metaphorically.

Antonella Canavese is a vegan illustrator with a love for animals and a talent for art. Her beautiful work often includes themes of nature and animals as this is where her passion lies.

Photograph: The individual designs from the seven artists.


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it’s becoming easier to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect more things! Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes, "IIoT will significantly change the worl...
The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, will discuss how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He will discuss how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit y...
Cloud computing changed data analytics for good. It enabled companies to drastically decrease resources and architecture previously assigned with business intelligence departments. It also enabled laymen to run advanced business analytics. Cloud was also the architecture of choice for storing and processing big data. Data piling is a continuous process, which is going to explode with emerging Internet of Things concept. Answer to this issue developers found in new concept called fog computing. ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will discuss the vast to...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...