In the 21st century consideration should be given to not use animal by products in sewing. Feathers come from birds horrendously killed in slaughterhouses a by-product is the feathers obviously. Fur should be a thing of the past and only Faux should be used. Trim can come from slaughtered cats and dogs in the horrible fur trade in China. Talk green, Think fashion which is wonderful and consider for a peaceful new year to not use harmed creatures in what we sew for ourselves. I love to sew and I always consider using items that are sustainable and cruelty-free.
Edited 11/19/2008 4:53 pm ET by kittycat