Recycling & remodeling fur
One of the extraordinary features of a well-maintained fur garment is that it can be taken apart, re-cut, and completely restyled as fashions (or your own proportions!) change. Fur is also one of the few clothing materials that is frequently passed down from mother to daughter. Wearing “vintage” furs is increasingly popular – a trend that has benefits for our environment as well as for your pocketbook! A number of young designers have now also begun “recycling” fur: i.e., taking apart used fur coats to produce completely new items – mitts, hats, scarves, bags, pillows and other accessories.