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Would You Wear a Bikini Made of Pet Hair?

Nope, it's not a joke. VIP Fibers is the first and original company to specialize in hand-spinning your pet's fur into "Fur-Ever Yarn." All you've got to do is brush your pet and send in the fur, and then you'll receive yarn to knit, crochet, or weave anything you want from a scarf to a stocking . . . to, yes, patterns for this bikini.

They've got a list of breeds whose hair they accept as the diameter of individual hairs to determine how well the yarn will work – the finer the fiber, the softer the yarn and the better for wearing! Unfortunately for me, Boston Terriers aren't listed so I've simply thrown out that baggie of hair I've pulled using the Furminator! Oh well, a college friend once told me I was too high strung to knit anyway – I was a tad obsessed with getting each row perfectly even so I'm abstaining from the possibilities of traveling to Florida without my dog, but with a bikini handwoven of his hair. I'll opt for dog hair on my coat over smelling like a wet dog at the beach, but maybe I'm just not fashion forward enough – what about you?

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Moms Moms 7 years
I'm scared on so many levels!
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
Nasty doesn't begin to describe this. Eeeek.
Lindira Lindira 8 years
It's not like it's hurting the dog. It's like shearing a sheep - maybe even better, cuz you're just grooming it as usual. I agree with BloodyFuFu. What's the big deal? We use yarn from sheep and alpaca fur all the time. Yarn snobs even prefer it. That said, I wouldn't wear a bikini made of my pet's fur. Sweaters, scarves, hats? Sure. Bikini? No. This is for the same reason I wouldn't wear a wool bikini - natural animal fiber can be scratchy, and that doesn't sound pleasant to wear on such sensitive skin. Also, I would feel a little weird with my pet's fur against my privates. XD
95zpoohz95 95zpoohz95 8 years
OMG! how could anyone hurt something so precious any one who would do that to a dog is wbsolutely ugly
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I read something about weaving pet fur into yarn after my dog passed and thought how great it sounded. I read it in one of my mom's Prevention magazine and one of the writers talked about her dogs passing and how her mom weaved the fur into yarn and she wear a scarf every winter made of his fur. I thought it was the sweetest thing I ever heard. I would Love to do this but definitely not in the form of a bikini.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Dude. Pet hair is for the vacuum, not to make into clothes!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
I'm slightly allergic to dogs, so I can only imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have my dog's hair right up against my skin like that! I know it's really the dander that is the alergen, but I think the power of suggestion would be enough!
acemonkey acemonkey 8 years
That's disgusting to me. Yuck!
pillpopper pillpopper 8 years
I know where Lenny, my dirty little dog, has been - I spend my days picking up his hair - I sometimes inadvertantly eat it - NO WAY would I wear it, on purpose anyway!!!!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Oh NO! No way. I love my pets but I wouldn't want to wear them.
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
honestly that is disgusting.......who said yes!?! thats so weird....i already hate having my dog/cats hair all over my clothes why would i want it all over my body!?!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Yicky Yicky! I checked out the site and they also make stoles and ipod cases. Hot!
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I would wear a sweater made out of dog hair no way would I wear a bikini.
BloodyFuFu BloodyFuFu 8 years
I don't see the big deal. How is it any different from wool? I grew up with Chows and they shed so much that we joked about it all the time. It's a good way to use something that would otherwise be thrown away. Aren't we supposed to reduce, reuse, and recycle?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Ewwww! No!!!!
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
Ummm... NO- that would be funny to knit my pet a "shirt" out of her own fur though!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Absolutely not!
jrw1012 jrw1012 8 years
I don't even know what to make of that.
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