There are many unwanted dog and cat hair in the world from cleaning or care for longer hair of animals. Most of the discarded hair ends up in landfills. There is innovative way to deal with the unwanted animal companion hair - akes attractive handbags.
Animal hair extracted
Hair fibers are collected in two different ways. The fastest way is to have your pet groomed and clipped or shaved and keep all of the hair. The other method requires saving all that hair you collect during a normal brushing. The hair must be clean and free of mats, debris, and oil, which prevents us from being able to work with it.
The best type of hair to use
Any dog or cat hair works well. Some hair is easier for us to spin than other types, and some felts faster or doing better overall handbag in the end. The really straight long hair from dogs like Maltese or Yorkies easy card and spin, but we found that it does not felt to be as good as something like Poodle or Bichon hair. With cats, most types felt about the same but it is easier to twist the hair from cats that have woolly undercoat.
Hair transformed into handbags
Once the hair fibers are collected, whether all at once or after-shave for a long time cleaning, we card clean hair and spin it into yarn. This is a long process which is all done by hand. The yarn is then knitted into a handbag, which we offer in a variety of sizes. The handbag is then felted, a process that requires to run it through a washing machine cycle several times until all the fibers are twisted together to form a dense, strong "fabric" of sorts. Then decorate and line each bag keeping with the pet hair used.