University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Fur Vest from Vintage Furs

Theresa Lastovich, Graduate Student, U of MN

Refashioning and recycling discarded fur items promote ethical consumerism and sustainability. Fur is a natural, organic, and completely biodegradable resource. If cared for correctly, fur can last decades. A combination of outdated vintage fur garments and accessories created a new youthful and trendy garment.

One vintage Persian lamb coat, a mink cape, and mink collar from a thrift store were used to create a new fashionable vest design. Tears and holes were repaired, seams were taped, and rotten fur pieces on the body of the coat were replaced with pieces from other parts of the garment still in good stable shape.

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