Friday, January 25, 2013
new green sweater, with reservations
I was recently looking for a green sweater and found a good deal at LOFT online, a sixty dollar one for only twenty. When it came, I looked at the fabric content - it said five percent angora rabbit hair.
I suddenly began to wonder if little rabbits are killed for the stuff. Poked around online and found out that they're usually shaved.
Then I found myself wondering if they minded being shaved; if they were kept in over-crowded pens, like chickens. I eventually came across a little video about keeping them for a side business and how to shave them. The bunny didn't appear disturbed by the process. I guess I was satisfied enough to keep the sweater, which I was getting ready to send back.
And then Purl Bee posted these knitted hat patterns with angora in them - Whitney says the hair is combed from the rabbits, at least with this yarn she used. Well, I'm glad to hear that things aren't as bad as I'd originally feared. I hope.
Joining Fiona for Green Day