If you’re a cat owner, you have to accept the fact that your furniture will always be furry and your black pants will never be entirely black again — unless you have a black cat. But what if you were to turn all that cat fur into something stylish? That’s what Kate Benjamin of Moderncat did. She took cat fur and rolled it into tight balls of fur and then enlisted the help of jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson to create hairball earrings and a matching necklace.
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far
Possum pest feeds thriving New Zealand fur industry
The brushtail possum has become a feral pest, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning luxury goods industry.
Woman tries to hire hit man to kill fur-wearer
An Ohio woman is being held in custody on charges she used Facebook to try to hire a hit man to kill a person at random for wearing fur.
Olivia Munn strips down for PETA
The 31-year-old “Daily Show” actress was shot by top celebrity photographer Emily Shur for a series of provocative ads urging people to consider animals before fashion.
NBA star joins PETA’s anti-fur campaign
Nuggets center Chris Andersen goes shirtless for new “Ink, Not Mink” ad.
Recycled cotton animal stoles
Wow … talk about faux fur. These whimsical and totally comfy fox and raccoon stoles (sold separately for $28) from Green 3 are handmade in upstate New York from yarn spun from textile industry leftovers that otherwise would have been discarded. For a completely head-turning look, consider these mittens and winter caps also made from recycled cotton.
Check out the rest of MNN’s 2011 holiday gift guide.
West Hollywood approves first fur ban in U.S.
The ban will go into effect in 2013 so the council may study how the ban will affect local businesses.
Jean-Claude Van Damme fights fur industry
Actor partners with Belgian animal protection organization GAIA on new ad campaign.
West Hollywood nears approval of first fur ban in U.S.
Spurred by Fur Free Weho, the city of West Hollywood plans to ban the sale of clothing made from animal fur, affecting nearly 100 apparel stores.