Photo Credit: Dog's Wool
Fashion has gone to the dogs – quite literally. And “eew” seems like an understatement.
In what some may consider canine couture, and others may refer to as puppy penance, a French company called Dog Wool is transforming dog fur into knit coats, jackets, scarves and hats for the pets’ owners, The Dodo reports.
If the idea of wearing a cardigan spun from Fido’s fur sounds odd, Dog Wool assures us that Eskimos spun dog undercoats to keep warm, while women in northern Russia have been known to knits socks from dog wool.
“A dog's undercoat is a comfortable material, soft and very warm,” the site notes. “It may well compete with mohair and contrary to popular belief, it does not smell nasty.”
Dog Wool's owner says she has spun hair from 63 different canine breeds, from more than 430 dogs, with “dog clients” in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. She adds that knitted dog wool looks like angora and a finished coat can be more beautiful than mink. The mink of the world thank her for that.
So, would you wear a coat made of hair from man’s best friend? Let us know. But we’re just gonna go ahead and state that this is one fashion faux pas that’s seriously barking up the wrong tree.