Project Gunnway, Big in ’09, and Faux Gras Foibles


According to VegNews, PETA is partnering with the popular television personality Tim Gunn (Project Runway) to front a new video to be unveiled at New York’s Fashion Week this February in order to raise awareness of the atrocities of the fur industry. I’ll be there to see it – will you?

Speaking of Fashion, Some of the big trends to look out for in ‘o9 include beach-bum hoodies, windbreakers, striped button-downs, high-contrast plaids, and harrington jackets. The fortune tellers at continue to promote garments and designers without an inkling of social or environmental accountability. Here’s a few ethical versions:

Knit Hooded Mens Organic Hemp SweaterHand Me Down Jacket Patagonia Men's Windbreaker Jacket ORGANIC Striped Dress Shirt

Faux-Foie Foibles. Ecorazzi recently covered the response from Chef Michael Ginor of Hudson Foie Grasabout PETAs Faux-Foie Gras contest. He had this to say: “I think it’s great. People should always have alternatives. I also think it’s ridiculous in a sense, because you can find substitutes for steak. It’s another vegetarian thing. It’s not going to be foie gras, it’s obviously another PR campaign to try and get people to not eat foie gras. They’re not going to find an alternative to foie gras because there just isn’t one.”


One Response to Project Gunnway, Big in ’09, and Faux Gras Foibles

  1. Tsila says:

    Ecorazzi’s snippet concerning Michael Ginor’s interview in Canada’s National Post newspaper leaves out a lot — both in terms of his derision concerning the campaign, as well as the important fact that he’s not just a chef working for Hudson Valley Foie Gras (which is, according to the company’s own website, one of the largest foie gras producers in the world) — he’s its co-founder and president, and he also works as a consultant. It’s also worth mentioning that the National Post article conveniently omitted that Ginor’s company (under its previous name, Commonwealth Enterprises) was investigated by PETA some years ago and evidence of extreme animal cruelty was documented in the process. So he seems a bizarre pick to comment on a PETA campaign. It seems like more of a PR opportunity for him than anything.

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