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Old 05-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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I have purchased a few USED vintage (going to be tossed in the landfil)<--- lol mink fur coats. I was wondering if anyone would have interests in real fur baby boots , they would be lined with real fur, the company who made these coats makes the best of the best and the fur is SUPER soft, they would be in two styles both knee high and ankle hight. And some with buttons down the sides. with leather soles or wool ? the outer would depend between leather or a printed fabric outer. .... I know its summer right now, but I would like to start making them now. for stock???


would people be interested in these?? and if so how much would you pay??
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I don't think real fur is considered a great material by the type of parents on this forum (crunchy), but I could be wrong.
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I don't think real fur is considered a great material by the type of parents on this forum (crunchy), but I could be wrong.
While I realize there are those on here who DO use animal products I have to agree with this. I have leather purses etc but to be honest, something about real fur in baby boots kind of creeps me out.

To each their own though and you very well may find those who are interested in this type of shoe.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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Yes, I am actually a 90% raw vegan .. so I understand... HOWEVER, this is not me buying mink from a store brand new this is a vintage mink fur coat that would have just been tossed out in the garbage. So its actually being upcycled, and most of these people are also environmentally friendly it takes a much larger toll on our environmental to make rubber soled boots or plastic fibered faux fur. I totally get the point of view, but not from an upcycled point.

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While I realize there are those on here who DO use animal products I have to agree with this. I have leather purses etc but to be honest, something about real fur in baby boots kind of creeps me out.

To each their own though and you very well may find those who are interested in this type of shoe.

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Yes, I am actually a 90% raw vegan .. so I understand... HOWEVER, this is not me buying mink from a store brand new this is a vintage mink fur coat that would have just been tossed out in the garbage. So its actually being upcycled, and most of these people are also environmentally friendly it takes a much larger toll on our environmental to make rubber soled boots or plastic fibered faux fur. I totally get the point of view, but not from an upcycled point.
I realize that it's being repurposed but some people who are very strict about the use of animal products wouldn't be okay with it, period. I don't have an issue with it. I was simply throwing some ideas out there is all since you asked. It really all depends on so many things, and again you very well may find it to be a successful venture!

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I don't think real fur is considered a great material by the type of parents on this forum (crunchy), but I could be wrong.
crunchy, i'm not familiar with the term ??? And yes from the standpoint of an animal rights activist I can see why, but not all believe that upcycling furs is a bad thing, some even believe its better than sitting in a landfill.I would not agree if I were to be buying sheets of fur new, but this was a vintage coat made booty lol I will post pics for those interested though and besides very warm lol especially when you live through Canadian winters.
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crunchy, i'm not familiar with the term ??? And yes from the standpoint of an animal rights activist I can see why, but not all believe that upcycling furs is a bad thing, some even believe its better than sitting in a landfill.I would not agree if I were to be buying sheets of fur new, but this was a vintage coat made booty lol I will post pics for those interested though and besides very warm lol especially when you live through Canadian winters.
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You are upcycling. The animals were already killed/skinned and it's over: rescue from the trash!

Plus? My 3 year old doesn't like socks and tries to wear his sandals in the winter. I think this would be awesome, cause he could probably wear sandals over them if he wanted.

I'm excited. I'm getting more crafty, but booties/shoes are too difficult for me so far.
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Re: Interests in REAL fur booties?

I think it depends in colder climate many people use fur for clothing, in a non glamourious sense. More functional.

Not really any different then leather at the end of the day.

Not really applicable to many vegans or veggies, but we have many moms who still eat and use animal products here.

We use sheep pelt here in Germany on tons of kids items.

That said customs would likely never let it through so no go for me. I go back and forth on fur.
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Re: Interests in REAL fur booties?

i think its a great idea. you are using upcycled fur, its not you are going out killing animals to make these!! i would consider testing (in the fall) depending on price good luck and go for it!!
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i think its a great idea. you are using upcycled fur, its not you are going out killing animals to make these!! i would consider testing (in the fall) depending on price good luck and go for it!!
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