Eco-friendly fur coats? Furget about it.

Japanese designer Chie Imai recently launched her collection of fur designs, which uses chinchilla fur combined with recycled fabric made from used polyester.

If fur coats still seem at odds with an eco-conscious mindset, Imai points out that investment pieces like fur are passed down from generation to generation, and get plenty of use. Throw in a little recycled polyester, and one can now have their cake and eat it, too.

Eco-friendly? Not to me. I don’t care if they used recycled fabric–in my opinion, fur clothing is not acceptable in any way. I doubt this idea will win over anyone with an interest in environmental issues.

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