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Meow. [Apr. 21st, 2007|09:04 am]
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http://www.styledash.com/2007/03/09/would-you-wear-a-cat-hair-sweater/

Well, would you wear a cat hair sweater?

LAKEWOOD - It is not faux fur, but could become the latest fashion fad.


Suzanne Owen owns a hand-crafted sweater made out of cat fur.

Owen collected every hair her cat, Smokey, shed to create the one-of-a-kind feline sweater.

Every time Smokey was brushed or groomed, Owen saved the loose fur in plastic baggies.

Once 5 pounds of Smokey"s fur was collected, VIP Fibers in California spun the fur into yarn.

It was one of Owen"s co-workers who knitted the yarn into a luxurious soft, hand woven sweater.

Owen admitted she gets mixed reactions about her new sweater, she has even been labeled the "crazy cat lady."

No matter what people think about Owen"s sweater, she says watching people"s reaction is her favorite thing about her sweater.

The company, VIP Fibers, spins other pet fur into yarn, including dogs.

For more information about VIP Fibers go to http://www.vipfibers.com.


If so... there ya go. lol. Have at it, but all of your allergic friends may be mad. ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1CO8AO_5JQ

And a video of Osaka prewar.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2007-04-21 02:13 pm (UTC)
That's...weird. However, my mom used to complain about all the cat fur we had to clean from our 6 cats and suggested we do something similar. Kooky!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:32 am (UTC)
lol! I think every pet owner has felt that way at one time or another.. that they could make a sweater. Not that they should. hehe
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[User Picture]From: tabkatta
2007-04-21 02:13 pm (UTC)
I always wondered why we didn't spin the shed fur of pets into yarn. It's a clean, renewable source, and it's probably very soft. On the other hand, it's a little creepy for some reason. ^^;;;;
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:33 am (UTC)
I definitely feel the creepy.
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2007-04-21 02:25 pm (UTC)
Not all animal hair is spinnable. Some but not all. And I think there is a company that sells 'Chien-gora', dog hair yarn.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:34 am (UTC)
What kinds wouldn't be?
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2007-04-21 03:12 pm (UTC)
We used to have two samoyed dogs when I was little and in the summer those things shed like nothing else. We'd sit by them pulling out big chunks of shedding fur.

My dad would save it and threatened to make it into a sweater. The rest of us thought that was weird. Glad it never happened.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:34 am (UTC)
Awww! Those kinds of dogs are beeeautiful1
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-04-21 07:08 pm (UTC)

Cat hair??

I would not wear one....poor kitties :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:36 am (UTC)

Re: Cat hair??

It's not like any cats were hurt in the making of the coat. It was just from them being brushed. Did you read the article? :)
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[User Picture]From: trema_slo
2007-04-21 07:52 pm (UTC)

fursuit anyone?

Coolest. Bet a cat fur sweater is so fun feeling. I met a woman in Santa Barbara who spun her own fibers, using her beautiful white dog's (two!) fur to create a coat. Neat connection!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:42 am (UTC)

Re: fursuit anyone?

Wow!!! If she had pictures she'd totally be an internet sensation! That's awesome! Did you feel it?
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2007-04-21 10:10 pm (UTC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEWgs6YQR9A

and this is the film where Henson originally got the song.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063660/
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 01:45 am (UTC)
Saved for furture posting. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 04:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's MORE creepy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-22 04:05 am (UTC)
saving! :)
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