I received this hat a while ago to review from BKLYN and agreed to review for them, not realising that the hat was made from real racoon fur until I received it. Fur in the fashion industry pisses me off more than anything so I said I would send the hat back. I was shocked to see fur to be honest, I know it’s still around with high end designers but on the whole i really thought that real fur was a dying trend. Once doing some research I was shocked to see how many fur companies are still around in the UK alone. But anyway, with all the medical issues I was going through, it honestly slipped my mind and before I know it, it’s been a good couple of months or so since I receive it. So rather than send it back this late I thought I would stick to my word and do a post.
I came across a post by another fellow blogger who had also received a hat from this company, she wasn’t aware it was real fur and until recently they didn’t even specify on their site that their pieces are made from real fur.
On the right picture was the fur bobble that came with it. I didn’t want to advertise the fur for obvious reasons but thought I’d show you this as I’ve made some changes to the hat. These hats come with poppers so you change what bobble you wear.
So, I picked up a cheap faux fur bobble and glued the popper into this and now have a burgundy bobble instead. The hat itself is gorgeous, I can’t deny that but in no way am i promoting this company. They’re very expensive, this hat costing £55. You can pick up plenty of other hats with the same quality for less that look incredible and don’t torture and kill animals in the process.
What do you guys think to the fur industry? Against, for or not bothered?
Thanks so much for reading!