Fashion Writer Jenni Avins Trapped, Skinned, and Sewed Her Own Fox Fur Vest

by , 02/26/12

Jenni Avins, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, fur, faux fur, slow fashion, DIY fashion, fox fur

Fashion writer Jenni Avins made a splash at New York Fashion Week this year with her a red fox-fur vest. The shocking part of the piece was that she had trapped, skinned, and sewed the vest all herself.  This got us thinking – is it more humane to wear fur if you actually do the hunting and killing?  Click ahead to read more about the controversial piece and let us know what you think about homemade fur!


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  2. caeman February 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I don’t see it as cruel. Foxes are not endangered. As a method of clothing, animals are a green and renewable resource with many side benefits. Foxes help to keep rodent populations in check, but many areas of the country lack any controls that keep the populations of foxes in check. So, moderated trapping and hunting should happen for the safety and health of the fox population.

    Once trapped, every part of the animal should be re-used. The skin, the meat, the innards, the bones. As long as nothing has gone to waste, I see nothing wrong.

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