So, apparently, there’s a sustainable/local/handmade/ (read: hippie) movement to use dog hair as a legitimate source of yarn, textiles, etc. The Wall Street Journals reports, “For nearly two decades, dog owners craving a memento of a canine buddy…have been able to send hair brushed from their pet to any number of artisans who advertise online that they will spin the piles of fluff into a soft yarn. Some dog-hair spinners have months-long backlogs of orders. The thriving cottage industry was spurred by the publication of a how-to guide titled “Knitting With Dog Hair: Better a Sweater From a Dog You Know and Love Than From a Sheep You’ll Never Meet.” “
Fascinating, right?! Wanna get more meta? How about dog items made from dog hair on actual dogs!? Like the hat above, or this adorable little guy in a sweater:
As an allergy sufferer, I dunno how I would react to these, but I’m probably allergic to sheep and camels an all the other stuff they make fabric out of, and I can stand those. Though they itch like a mo’.
Dog Hats Made Out of Dog Hair on Dogs [The Awl]