JAMMU, Jan 16: Executive Director of JD Institute of Fashion Technology RC Dalal received ‘Hero to Animals Award’ for promoting vegan fashion among designer students.
Benazir Suraiya, PETA’s Associate Manager of Celebrity and Media Projects said, “RC Dalal’s vision shows that the compassion is always in fashion. PETA is glad that we have leaders like RC Dalal from the world of fashion in our team”.
Along with RC Dalal, Anupama Dayal was presented with a ‘Compassionate Designer Award’ for refusing to use leather in her designs and encouraging the adoption of dogs.
PETA India with the JD Institute of Fashion Technology has taken a pledge to share information about these great materials and speak to students about vegan fashion, Suraiya said, adding that PETA encourages all prospective cat or dog guardians to adopt from an animal shelter or take in a homeless animal and always to get their animal companions sterilized.
RC Dalal said, “In recent times, brands around the world are paying attention to the interest in ethical fashion as people increasingly choose eco-friendly vegan options. I am pleased, honoured and humbled to accept this award and join the vegan fashion. I believe in fashion with a heart. Our students are thrilled to promote the vegan fashion”.
“Students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology encourage display of variety of vegan products which can easily replace those made from animals’ body parts and looks fashionable too. Every year JD students promote vegan fashion in their designs at the annual design awards”, Dalal added.