31 Mar '12, 2am

Brushed From Rabbits, Ambika’s Angora “Furs” Offer Luxury Sans Cruelty– Ecouterre via @ThinkDevGrow

Angora wool is said to be as soft as cashmere , but eight times as warm as sheep’s wool . Since the launch of her brand, Conroy has gone from two pet rabbits (they would “hang out on the couch and watch movies,” she says) in an apartment in Brooklyn to a warren of 13 in upstate New York. It was the first two, prolific shedders both, who planted the kernel of the idea. “I sought out spinning classes after their fiber started piling up, and my obsession continued from there,” Conroy writes on her website. “I was fascinated with the idea that I could make a finished garment myself from my bunny.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/ambikas-angora-derived-furs-offe...

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ecouterre.com 30 Mar '12, 6pm

Angora wool is said to be as soft as cashmere , but eight times as warm as sheep’s wool . Since the launch of her brand, C...