Would You Wear This “Guilt Free” Fur?
At one time, fur fashion was one of the most desirable things someone could have. But one company is taking a new approach to make fur fashion more acceptable.
According to the Huffington Post, a Boston area fashion company is providing fur creations like, neck muffs, leg warmers, hats, purses, coats and more from "accidental fur," more commonly known as roadkill. The owner of Petite Mort Furs, believes that their outlet for procuring their fur, is a better alternative to the industry standard, of wild trapping and large fur farms.
Rather than being tossed away, when collected, they use the animals "materials," to make their goods. While Pamela Paquin, owner of Petite Mort Furs, believes this is the best and most logical alternative. The Fur Information Council of America (FICA), is quick to point out, that all North American furs are currently obtained in legal, ethical, environmentally responsible and highly regulated ways. I'm sure that the FICA, does not appreciate Petite Mort Furs implying that their way of obtaining their fur is more "ethical," than the way other companies do.
One organization that is also not on Petite Mort Furs side is the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA), who believe there is never a good reason to wear fur fashion. However, Lisa Lange, a senior vice president for PETA, states that they do concede that Paquin's product is a "far better" option to purchasing farmed furs.
So what do you think? Are you a fan of wearing fur? Do you think that this is a better option than what is currently in place? Would you wear a "roadkill" fur? One thing to also know, is that Petite Mort Furs does not like the "roadkill fur" stigma. They feel that it may turn people off, and cheapen their products, that run from $800 to $2,000.