The news will come as a blow to an industry fighting calls to legislate on the size of catwalk models during its flagship event - London Fashion Week (LFW).
Opinion Matters polled 1,380 people, with 89 per cent believing there was a link between the industry and conditions such as anorexia and bulimia - particularly in relation to teenage girls.
Last month, Talk PR resigned the LFW account after 16 years. LFW organiser the British Fashion Council replaced Talk with Manchester-based agency Crush Communications (PRWeek, 19 January).
The BFC could not be reached for comment.