Real-life fox and hound fight the fur industry
The adorable duo inspired a book that the authors hope will ‘show how similar foxes and dogs actually are.’
Is that faux fur really fake?
The Humane Society of the United States issued a consumer warning this week, informing consumers that Kohl’s was selling “faux-fur” handbags made with real fur.
HSUS investigators tested several styles of Nicole Lee Fabiola handbags advertised as having “faux-fur trimming” and discovered that the so-called fake fur was actually rabbit fur.
Mislabeling real fur — for example, claiming rabbit fur is mink — is nothing new. However, mislabeling real fur as faux is a relatively new development.
And it’s happening more than you’d expect.
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.